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THE 



NEW ENGLAND 



HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 



REGISTER 



1914 



Volume LXVIII 




BOSTON 
PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

AT THE ROBERT HENRY EDDY MEMORIAL ROOMS 

I 9 14 



IIENUY EDWARDS 



}J:;blishing ^c '.ft 

JAMF:S PARKER PARMKNTKR G. A \RTV. Jn. 

EDMIND DANA HARliOL'H J< »IIN WALLACE HITEK 

UOSKA STARR RALLol* AI N 

ilLNRY I:D WARDS SCOTT 



THE 

NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JANUARY, 1914 



HENRY FITZGILBERT WATERS, A.M. 

By James Kendall Hosmer, Ph.D., LL.D., of Minneapolis, Minn. 

The statement will probably pass without challenge that Henry 
FitzGilbert Waters was in America the most eminent antiquarian of 
his time, perhaps of all times. The scope of his investigations was 
wide, embracing not only New England, but the Middle States and 
the South. As regards a multitude of families he threw light upon 
the matter of lineage, putting thereby large numbers under obliga- 
tion to him. As the tracer of the genealogies of characters of his- 
torical importance, Roger Williams, John Harvard, and Washington, 
he put the whole country in debt. The passing of a man so gifted 
and useful, which occurred at Salem, Mass., on 16 August 1913, 
requires special mention in the pages of the Register, a journal 
devoted to the studies in which Mr. Waters made himself illustrious 
and the principal medium through which he made his discoveries 
known. 

He was born at Salem 29 March 1833. His line was honorable, 
running back to the foundation of Massachusetts Bay, and both for 
his father and mother the pedigree may be clearly traced, on both 
sides of the purest New England strain. His father, Hon. Joseph 
Gilbert Waters, born at Salem 5 July 1796, was fifth in descent 
from Lawrence Waters, one of the first settlers of Watertown, Mass., 
and afterwards of Lancaster, Mass., the line consisting of Lawrence, * 
Stephen,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin," Joseph,^ and Joseph Gilbert.^ 
Joseph Gilbert Waters was a Harvard graduate of the Class of 1816, 
a lawyer by profession, the editor for several years of the Salem 
Ohxerver^ a member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1835, and for 
more than forty years a justice of the Police Court at Salem. He 
died 12 July 1878. His wife, whom he married 8 December 1825, 
was Eliza Greenleaf Townsend, who was born at Salem 17 January 
1798 and died 13 November 1890, daughter of Capt. Penn Town- 
send, a notable Essex worthy, and his wife Mary, who was the daugh- 
ter of Addison and Mary (Greenleaf) Richardson. Their son had 
no vainglorious pride of birth, but an aifectionate interest in the 
chain of honest sires from whom he drew his blood. 



VOL. LXVIII. 



g Henry Fitz Gilbert Waters ^ [Jan. 

concHincnt then little known, of which I hiul never heard. There 
was strano-e drink also, of equally remote derivation. The novel 
and toothsome tare, the repartee, anecxlote, and lau«:!iter which |)er- 
vadcd the stran^'-e aromatic steam, the broad *j<MMl-hcarti'duc.HS, inter- 
fused with honest and innocent parochial enthusiasm, made it a tnie 
Salcin repast, tvpical and (Icli^ditt'id. My classmate wiuj very happy 
in liis home environment, and 1 can see now that the hoy waa father 

of the man. 

Thing's associated with history interested him as they did me. 
Here as in most ways our tastes were congenial. We were pood 
walkers, and trainpcd to«;j:ether untirinjr to the historic 0|>ots. He 
showed me Gallows Hill, where the wit<'hcs were han^l, and the 
hridirc wiiere the Salemiteg claim that nrme<l resistance to British 
authoritv was made In-fon* the Concord fiL'ht. We train|H^1 nmnd 
the bay to the oM f<»rt, which shcltcriNJ the Ci/n/ttitution^ fleeing 
befcu'i' the Knirli^h f\vvi in the Wat of 1M12, and pondcrc<I the 
scratches on the ohl . made by Hawthorne's jH-nknife as he 

evolvcil the tra^^'dy ot p<M»r !!• -t. r IVvniic. ()n<*e, wl 
a street, he called my attention to a !om» in the pavem(*nt of 

the pitter whi<*h hi?* font had ju-t |)r« --nl. " I always Innl on that 
particular stone/' said he, '*;:«»inp to and coming from H<*hool through- 
out my boyhoiMl, and it wuuh! hurt me to irviul on any other a.** I 
cross/* A small croppin;;-out of the steadfastness and metlxMl which 
8er\ ('<1 him to such goo<l puqM>sc later. 

At ixraduation no one of our men was more univer^aiiv liked and 
re.-|H'ctetl than he. Other?* surpassed him in s<'hol ' •, thnu;;h 
here he was sound and broad. TIhtc were brilliant fellows who 
shctne later in fii*Ms more dinn'tlv under the world's ;^ize than the 
one he chose, but we all ' d in the warm heart and ^o^mI head 

of Fitz. Nathan was not franker or more - with "Thou 

art the man" than he was, if a companion slipp4'd. He heartened 
the desjK)iKiing and acclaime<l without envy the succe-^^fid, a concil- 
iator in quarnds and a counsellor to men i)erplexed. He was tnith- 
fui, often bluntly so, and insincerity in others withered under his 
word and gaze. 

Waters 's chief fault, jn-riiaps, WM a lack of ;imf>ition. After 
graduation he studitMl for no profession, but without definite aim 
opencil in the fall of 1H')5 a little private school in Salem, of which 
he ct>ntinuetl in charge until, comjH'lle<l by illness to lay aside 
all business, he gave it up, 1 May lM.')it, to his old master, Oliver 
Carlton, K.-cj. He remained without cnqiloyment until the fall of 
lSt>l, when he gave proof of his devotion to the cause of the I'nion 
bv enlisting aa a corporal in Co. F, Twenty-Third K< ^qment of 
Massachusetts Volunteers.* He went to North Carolina in the 

•Tlie followine account of Waters'* Civil War service is ba«e<I chieflr oti informa- 
t" " itoric 



1914] Henry FitzGilhert Waters 7 

" Burnside expedition," and shortly after the victories at lioanoke 
Island and Newbern, having been incapacitated for active service 
by exposure in the swamps of Koanoke, which resulted in severe 
chronic rheumatism, he was, at the request of his friend, Dr. George 
Derby, surgeon in the Twenty-Third Massachusetts Volunteers, 
detailed for duty as- his clerk at the Academy Green General Hos- 
pital. There he remained, under Dr. Derby and his successor. 
Dr. Clayton A. Cowgill of Delaware, until Dr. Cowgill was trans- 
ferred to the charge of the Stanly General Hospital. There being 
no likelihood that he would ever again be fitted for active service in 
the field. Waters gave up his corporal's warrant in favor of one of 
his comrades in Co. F, and was retained as the clerk of Dr. Cowofill 
while the latter filled the various offices of suro-eon in charore of the 
Stanly General Hospital, of acting medical inspector and superin- 
tendent of all the hospitals in North Carolina, and finally of surgeon 
in charge of the Foster General Hospital, into which all the hospitals 
in Newbern had been merged. At the expiration of his term of 
service, 28 September 1864, Waters, although he had received his 
" discharge " and was free to return to his home, felt that his further 
services in the hospital were needed, and disregarding the personal 
risk which he ran, he continued them without pay, until he was 
prostrated in the following month by yellow fever, which had been 
raging violently in Newbern since the first week in August of that 
year. W hen he began to convalesce, he was sent to Morehead 
City, by tlie seashore, where on the very next day he had a relapse 
and was reduced so low that he was reported dead in Newbern. 
Nevertheless, having regained a little strength and having learned 
that Dr. Cowgill had been taken down with the fever. Waters went 
back to Newbern to render what little service he could. On Dr. 
CowgilFs recovery, as Waters still remained " weak and almost good 
for nothing " (to use his ow^n words), he determined to return to 
the North, and left Morehead City 5 November 1864 by steamer 
for New York. Late in December of the same year he started again 
for the South, going to St. Helena Island, near Beaufort, S. C. 
There he was induced by his friend, Capt. Joseph A. Goldthwait, 
port commissary at Beaufort, to accept for a time the position of 
chief clerk in his office. Sherman had just taken Savannah, and 
w^as making preparations for his march through the Carolinas, so 
that Waters and his assistants had plenty of work, as, although few 
in number, they were obliged to provision the w^hole Army of the 
Tennessee. Finally, in May 1865, Waters came back to the North, 
and, although he had borne arms for his country and had defied 
disease that he might minister to the inmates of the hospitals, he per- 
sistently refused, with delicate honor, to receive a pension, in spite 
of the exigencies of later years. We met after a ten years' sep- 
aration, at Cambridge, on Commemoration Day in 1865. Our 
class had done well for the country. Our soldiers were twenty-four 



8 llennj FitzGiIbevt Waters [Jan. 



in number, among them two major-generali<, four colonels, and 
others of lesser grade. Of the rank and liK', I think, were only 
Waters and I, both of us corporals. The s[)u-it of the day was to 
efface all rank, and we both were pressed by liarlow and Hayes, 
the major-generals, and by colonels, majors, and captains, to march 
side by side with them in the line. We held aloof, however, and 
strode togetlier in the dignity of our chevrons, for the last time 
in our army blue, to tiie beat of the drum. 

The occupations of Waters now for a decade or so seemed to 
those not close to him to be, for the strong man that he w:w, some- 
what triilin*'- and (h'.><ultorv. He had no regular vocation, eniraged 
not earnestly in educati«)nal w<uk, collected old furniture, and pore<l 
over old documents. In a visit to him in thchc years I found him 
transferred from his oM houie to an ample and dignitiiMl mansion of 
a former tvpe on Salem Couuuon, which he had crowde*! fnrm attic 
to cellar with ancient furniture and bric-a-brac, Kli/abethan side- 
boards, quaint dressers and tables, venerable Inds with tcsteru, 
colunmar clocks, andirons, warming pans, candlesticks, loggerheads, 
a nudtifarious assortment of colonial belongii ' large and small. 
Tlie craze for such accuuudations was then not niarkcd in the coin- 
munitv. As a collector he was earlv in the ficM, and had an al>- 
normal a('UteiHs> and /est in detecting things rare and valuable. 
His gracious and stately mother, now widourl. j.n -i«led amon|^ 
tlu'x venerable objects, a befitting environnu*nt for such a beautiful 
ladv of the old school. Among this venerable oak and old <hina 
she moved in g(»t\n and cap ^A' fashion as venera and at her 

side still stood the elder son, the delightful tloe, the Siime who had 
been suspected by Hawthorne in the custom-house of writing poetry, 
who had escaped unharmed from his nish incursion among the bulls 
and bears of remote Chi<'ajro, and had returned contcntedlv to his 
qui«'t Salem nook for a lifelong stay. Both he and Fitz stuck to 
bachelorhood, a pnictice over-esteemed among gi-nuine Salemites. 
In tlie case of either an affair of the heart was unthinkal>le, and yet 
more genial and charming uien never as hosts W( Icomed a friiud. 
Waters was lull of stoi This fine wainscotiuir i»ad re\«aled 

itself after he had painfully for days scraped off layers of disfiguring 
paint, and that rare bit he had detected built into a henccxjp in an 
ancient shed. Tlie prizes which commonly stiumlate men, fame 
and fortune, had no lure for him, but the o<ld fish was finding his 
appro})riate water. Emmerton, always his friend, a kindred spirit 
and close at hand, had studied medicine, but had soon forsaken it 
as a profession. There were old parish registers and court files long 
pigeon-holed, which it might be worth while to go through. Km- 
merton turned to that task, and finding that the stores at hand 
yielded a good result, he went to England to seek further. 

In all this work Waters was his close associate. These two 
friends spent several months in England in the summer and autumn 



1914] Henry FitzGilbert Waters 9 

of 1879, and some of the results of their researches in the Principal 
Kegistry of Probate at Somerset House, in the Public Record Of- 
fice, and in the British Museum were published, in the shape of 
brief abstracts of wills, inquisitions post mortem, and fine rolls, in 
the Eiisex Institute IILstorical Collections^* beginning in Jan- 
uary 1880, and were reprinted in an octavo volume of 148 pages, 
entitled "Gleanings from English Records about New England 
Families," Salem, 1880. The unusual gifts and equipment of Wa- 
ters for antiquarian work now became plainly apparent. In review- 
ing this book in the Register for October 1880, f the late John 
Tyler Hassam, A.M., of Boston, at that time prominent in the 
counsels of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and 
later the leading member of the committee of the Society that 
arranged for Waters's work in England, wrote : " Mr. Waters 
stands in the front rank of New England antiquaries. 'Few men 
have done such good and faithful service in the past, and few give 
greater promise of accomplishing more in the future. He has long 
been a worker in the vinevard. Few men have crossed the ocean 
better prepared by previous training and experience, by precise and 
accurate knowledge of our early history and antiquities, and by 
familiarity with the records and traditions of New England families 
and the endless ramifications of their genealogies, to appreciate and 
improve the opportunity, so kindly and generously offered him, of 
exploring the inexhaustible stores of antiquarian and historical mate- 
rial in England." In closing his review Mr. Hassam expressed the 
hope that the New England Historic Genealogical Society might 
" at some future time be endowed with funds sufficient to enable it 
to maintain an accredited agent in the mother country constantly 
engaged in such researches as these." 

Two years later, on 3 October 1882, at a meeting of the Board 
of Directors of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, J\Ir. 
ilassam returned to the subject of genealogical work in England, 
and spoke " upon the desirability, since the death of Col. Chester, 
of having a competent person in London to make genealogical re- 
searches for the English ancestry of American families." He stated 
that several persons had expressed a wish that Mr. Waters, who 
was at that time a member of the Publishing Committee of the So- 
ciety, could be induced to take up his residence in London and en- 
gage in such researches, and he was able to announce to the Board 
that Mr. Waters had offered to devote his time to the investigation 
of the English pedigrees of American families, if $1500 a year for 
three years could be secured to him. On Mr. Hassam's motion a 
committee was appointed, consisting of Mr. Hassam himself, of Hon. 
James W. Austin, and of John Ward Dean, Esq., with authority 
to open a subscription to raise the money, if they deemed it advis- 

*Vo]. 17, pp. 1-147. 
t Vol. 34, pp. 422-424. 



10 Henry FitzGUhevt Waters [Jan. 

able.* The eftbrts of this committee to secure the neceesarv funds 
were successful, and on 1 ^lay 1883, after Mr. Ilussani had re- 
ported to tlie Board of I>irectors that upwards of two thousand dol- 
lars had been subscribed, it was, on his motion, voted by the Board : 
"That the committee on English lurords be, and thev lierebv are, 
authorized to secure the services of llenrv F. Waters on such terms 
as may seem to them expi'dient, providtd, however, that this society 
be not made pecuniarilv liable in a sum excei'dinj; tliat which ^hall 
be subscribed and paid in for the j)urj)ose of seari'liiu'^said records." f 

The subscription lists started by the committee were circulated 
also bv and amonir members of sister societies, and in i)articuhir 
many leading members of the Massachusetti* Historical Society not 
only manifested the warmest interest in Waters's rcsearchea but 
Mere ever ready to contribute towards defraying the expense of the 
"work and to solicit subscriptions from others. J The largi'st in<li- 
vidual contributor to the fund was »lames Junius Gotnlwin, l^L.l)., 
of Hartford, Conn., while the alumni of llarNanl ColJcgc and <'S- 
pecially th* Harvard Clui) ofNeu ^ Ork turnif^hed the in> ans for 
carrvin*; on the search for the an<u>trv of .lohn Harvanl. 

AN'aters now entered fairly into the labors which h** made so fruit- 
ful. ( )n .") May \SX',\ he f*aile«l on the ('ntahmin from Boston for 
England, and at once began his re^earclles in Somerset Huusc, 
London. In the KkiiISTKU for .luly 1883§ were printcnl the resulti} 
of his first few days of work among the reconh* of the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury ; and from that time down to and including 
the issue for January lH*Ji> every numlnT of the Kk(iISTKK exce|)t 
three (those for October \>^\)1 and for .Fuly and October 1H1»M) 
contained an article from his pen end>odyiiig the resultD of his 
researches amon;^ the Enirlish record.^. ThcM.' articles, with the 
exception of the two entitled "tlohn Harvanl nn<l his Ancej^try," 
appeared under the heading of " (lenealogical (ih'anings in i'lng- 
land," and if we include among them the two Harvard articles, 
were di?lril)uted in sixty ditlerent instalments and ap|»eare<l in 
seventeen ditlerent years. They were reprinted by the New Kng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society in lilOl in two bulky volumes, 
with an introduction by Mr. Hassam, of which freipient use has 
been made in preparing parts of this memoir. 

A\ aters's methods of research were very different irom those of 
his lamented predecessor in the same field. Col. Joseph Lemuel 
Chester, whose services in throwinir Tndit on the English orimn of 
American families and in preparing for publication English records 
cannot be valued too hiirhlv. Col. Chester met with trreat success 
in tracing the historv of particular families. " Mr. Waters's me- 

*Ri:gistrh, vol. 42, pp. 43-44, vol. 58, p. 13. 
fKEGlSTKR, vol. 42, p. 44. 

X See address of President Abner C. Goodell, Jr., of the New Enfjland Historic 
Genealocrical Society, 2 Mar. 1887, printed in Kegister, vol. 42, pp. 40-45. 
^ Vol. 37, pp. 233-240. 




1914] Henry Fitz Gilbert Waters 

thod," said President Goodell of the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society, in presenting him as the speaker of the day at a 
meeting of the Society in Boston, 2 March 1887, "is to examine all 
the records between certain dates, seriatim, keeping a sharp look- 
out for everything possibly indicative of the slightest connection 
with known American families."* In a letter from London, dated 
13 May 1884 and written to Prof. E. N. Horsford of Cambridge, 
Mass., the antiquary mentions his "laborious but fascinating work, 
in the gloomy cellar of Somerset House, of exhuming the records 
of a buried past," and refers to his method of research as follows : 
" I take the records consecutively, looking over each page and mak- 
ing such references as seem worth noting. I occasionally make 
excursions when the trail seems broad and clear, .... but I in- 
tend generally to confine myself to the period a little before the 
migrations of 1628-30 and the next half century. "f By far the 
greater part of the time spent by Waters in England was devoted 
to this reading of the wills in Somerset House. He seldom visited 
other depositories of records — at any rate he did little work outside 
of London, except when now and then some great quest, such as 
his search for the ancestors of John Harvard, called him to other 



," continued President Goodell 
ready quoted, " by his special 



fields. "Here [in Somerset House 
in the remarks from which I have a 

skill in interj^reting the records, and the generous interest he mani- 
fested in the labors of others whom he there found enofaofed in sim- 
ilar researches, and the aid he ever cheerfully afforded to these co- 
workers, he soon began to enjoy exceptional opportunities for prose- 
cuting his labors with the greatest economy of time, and secured the 
cooperation of his fellow- workers, w^ho generously reciprocated his 
attentions to their wants. "J 

The world minimizes too much the value of such pursuits. The 
Chinese worship of ancestors is of course an absurdity, and among 
us there are perhaps some who take pains overmuch in running back 
lines of descent. But heredity, in conjunction with environment, 
in great part determines that we are what we are, and surely it is 
interesting and most instructive, in one's own case and in the case 
of eminent men, to trace the links of the chain through which mys- 
teriously the present derives from the past its vitality and soul. 
Waters was born for such work. He told me once that nothing 
appealed to him so intensely, no novel or poem or strain of music 
or work of art, as the dusty documents which were the means to 
the ends he sought. These he read literally by the hundred thou- 
sand, and no detective ever caught more acutely at the obscure clues 
in an investigation or followed evidence with judgment more unerring. 

His work, though full of delight, told heavily upon his strength, 

* Register, vol. 42, p, 41. 

t Register, vol. 38, pp. 339-340. 

X Register, vol. 42, p. 43. 



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and anxiety was ever present aa to whether the Anieriean 8U|»j>orterB 
of the work wonld he ahle to eontinue to provide for Wis bUiv ia 
England. I was with him in London in 188G, when he wm ill in 
Lotfv and mind. He always looked older than he wa^. He was 
now hut fil'tv-three, aln-ady a venerahle H<rure, !)road-brimmed and 
eloaked alter tlie faslut)n of a former time, his white hair uettini; ott' 
a countenance clear-cut and forceful even in failing health. Fortu- 
nately he railii'd to achieve much more, rounding out to the full hid 
fourscore, in lal>or certaiidy hut not in sorrow. He was a happy 
man, intcnsclv and coul lly occupied, and with a philosophy 
that di-sarmcd atHictions. 

Undouhtedly the <rreatest achievements of Waters iluring the y« aiM 
that he spent in En«xland in research work fur the New Knd md 
Historic (ienealogical Sm*iety were his discovery of the par^ ••. .j^o 
and anccHtry of John llarvanl, the results attained in his Kogers 
invchtigatiiui, his wt)rk in setllinj: the douhts as to the anor»lry of 
Cieor<;e W .i-liiniTton, and tin* 
re^^ard to ihc ancestry of K<»<;i.'r U ill 
tion, 1 .''Upposi', may l>e held to l»i* hii* i 

\\ atirs's first article *)n '\Iohn II 
pcarcd in the K .hdv 1 

ond article under th< 

flames Savage, the well-known author of the ( 
lU'y, state<I that he would gladly have given five hundr,.! d..)hirs to 
get five lines admut John Harvanl, and i\A. ('lit-' i..t.i al>out 

with him daily for many years a hit of Harvanl ptu.-nu in the ho|>c 
of Ik ing ahle to |KTfi'ct it : but Waters was the fir.-^l to show hcyond 
any ilouht that tlohn Harvanl was a s<»n of 1' -t H d and 

his wife Katherine I' s of St 

and tliat he was hapti/ed th No\ r 1< 

mencement 1 )av, 24 .lune l.*^^.'>, the tli 
graduatitm of our c --, 11 id I'ni. 

cognized liie important work of Waters hy e» 
honorary degree of Master of Art», and in his remarks at the 
Alumni Dinner on that day Presi<lent Eliot summcil up in grace- 
ful diction the results of Waters** researches eonceniing the an- 
cestry of the mysterious founder of the College. { In tlie second 
part of *' John Harvanl and his .Vneestrv," puh^ ' I in ()ctol)er 
l(Ssr», ^^ aters established the parentage of Kail»' I' s, 

John Harvard's mother, tr her to their home at Mrat- 

ford-on-Avon and identifvinix the verv iiouse in Shal 's native 

town from which she went forth as a briclc. 

The Harvard investi«^ation interested me « Iv. I took it 

up witli Waters step by step, and was struck by the rigid restraint 

•Vol. 30, pp. . i. 

t Vol. 40, pp. ;,.._->). 

t See Kkoisteh, vol. 36, p. 319, vol. 39, pp. 265-287, and Genealojpcal Gleaninrt 
England, lulroduction, pp. ix-xii. 



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1914] Henry Fitz Gilbert Waters 13 

which he imposed on himself in forming conclusions. It is the very 
romance of antiquarian research. This elusive worthy of the past 
Waters fastened securely to his Southwark parentage, revealing him 
clearly, and tracking his kindred in tlieir haunts and occupations 
to the first years of Queen Elizabeth. His stepping-stones had been 
now a direct mention in some old will, now an indirect hint, so 
vague that only his genius could have discovered a relation. But 
whether clear or vague, he never established a stepping-stone until 
he was sure of it. Then he trod it as he had trodden the cobble- 
stone in the Salem street when he was a schoolboy. So in his 
quest he built a firm road from London through the darkness to 
distant Stratford-on-Avon, where in 1909, in a ceremony sanctioned 
by King Edward VII, participated in by dignitaries of the univer- 
sities and by the American ambassador, and attended by a great 
company, the home of John Harvard's grandparents was given into 
the keeping of the institution that bears his name. For the readers 
of the Kegistek Waters told the marvellous story of the untangling 
in full. He epitomized it simply and lucidly for the Harvard 
Graduates^ Macjdzine,^ I have heard him give it to an audience, 
without vainglory, with pleasant humor, with convincing logic. 
Several times in private I discussed with him the more interesting 
points. " Fitz," I once said to him in substance, "you have brought 
us to the threshold of something magnificent ; but there you leave 
us. Go beyond your documents a little, trusting yourself to cir- 
cumstantial evidence. Thomas and Alice Rogers, grandparents of 
John Harvard, lived for fifty years, with their household, side by 
side with John and Mary Shakspere, parents of William Shakspere, 
and their household, under conditions which made an intimacy inevi- 
table. The fathers were in the same calling in the little borough 
of possibly two thousand souls, sat together on the same bench 
as aldermen, became each in his turn bailiff or mayor. Their 
wives were close neighbors, members of the same parish, in the 
register of which the births, marriages, and deaths of the two house- 
holds are written down on the same page. The boys, of course, 
would ^o tofjether to the old Kins; Edward VI dammar school, of 
which their fathers as magistrates were officially trustees, and the 
girls and boys must have played together in the Avon meadows. 
William Shakspere, to be sure, went to London the year Katherine 
Rogers, the mother of John Harvard, was born, and could have had 
no knowledge of her as a child. But we know that a decade or so 
later he bought Xew Place, and was in the way of coming back to 
Stratford for sojourns that grew longer and more frequent, until at 
last it became once more his home. Inevitably, in restoring New 
Place, he must have had an interest in the handsome house just built 
by Thomas Rogers, and who more likely to answer the knock of 
such a visitor than the budding little Katherine ! I can see the young 

* Vol. 15, pp. 543-560 (June 1907). 



14 Ilennj FitzGiJbert Waters [Jan. 

maid and tlic nilddle-agcd man confronting carli other across the 
doorstep. She must have ))ccn pretty, and could, moreover, hope 
for a substantial dowrv. AVliat more likelv than tliat Sliakspere, 
goin«2^ back to the Gh>be Tlieatre, at Southwark, should liave reporfiil 
to Robert Harvard, the younir widower, wcll-cstalili.*'hcd and reputed 
in Soutliwark, of tlie blooming, well-portioned girl up there in the 
Midlands, awaiting her fate ! If Hobert Harvard lent a willing ear, 
we know that Shakspere was just the man to serve as a go-l)etween. 
Through the remarkable unearthings of Professor Wallace, we know 
that in these same nionths the poet, a lodger at the time with a 
wicfmakcr. and a irenial friend in the humble faujilv, had a liand in 
making a match between his host's daughter Mary and the aj)pri*ntice 
Stephen Bcllott. If Shakspere did this for Stephen ami Mary, \\\\\ 
should he not do the same gojxl turn for Uobi'rt and Katherine? 
Soutliwark and Stratford are a hundre<l miles aj>art, a space not 
often traversed by the hund»lcr folk in those untavt'rned and roadless 
times. ( )iie man we know <li<l go and come right from the eaves of 
liobcrt Harvard's shop in Southwark to the doorstep of the iiouse in 
the Stratford lliirh Street. One would say that there nuist have 
been an intermediary. \\ ho more likely for that tlian Shakspere, 
good mixer that he was with plain Londoners and WarwickHhire 
rustics, however he mav have exploited upon Ids stage the heights 
and depths of human ex]H'rience? There are no docunu'nts for all 
this," 1 said, "but consider the cin'umstan ^ an vou not tread 

on these to conclusions? Here is our dear Harvard. Her iiniijue 
asset is her anticpiitN . ( )th(T universities mav surj».i>«^ her in wealth, 
in nund>er of students, in <listinetion of teachers, possibly even in 
football, but no other university in this countrv <'an go back for her 
oriirin throuLrh ei<dit mMHTati«»ns, <rcnerations whiih cherished her 
with love and enriched her with the noblest traditioUM. Now, what 
new dignity would be imparted to this past of Harvard, already so 
precious and solemn, could we but link the founder with the greatest 
name in literature I Is it documents only that can pave the path for 
you to a conclusion, and will no accumulation of eireumstan<'es give 
you proper footing 'r*" In unfolding my scheme I had warnieil into 
a glow, which Waters, quiet in his easy chair, met with a cold un- 
sympathetic smile. His words were few, and this was their |)urport. 
"These are only pleasant and picturesrpie speeulati(jns, possibilities 
rising here and there j)erhaps to the size of likelihoods, but all un- 
substantial. There is no solid documentarv faet beneath your 
structures, and without that they are only might-have-beens, and 
with might-have-beens, however glittering, I have nothing to do." 
It was an instance of the restraint, rooted in invincible integrity, 
which he always showed in his investigations, and which was as 
much a part of him as were the aeuteness and boldness with which 
he leaped to a result when once he had obtained a satisfactory irov <tt(o 
from which to make his spring. He inexorably demanded that. 



1914] Henry Fitz Gilbert Waters 15 

It might be in itself as poor Ji scrap as his Salem cobblestone. His 
instinct told him at once if it were well-based and gave a firm hold, 
and then he could utilize it memorably. 

It has been suggested that a portrait of Waters ought to hang in 
some hall of Harvard University. It is indeed fitting, and the artist 
should be one of skill. There are two moments in his Harvard in- 
vestigation which admit of dramatic portrayal. The first is the anti- 
quary standing bare-headed in the cofiee-room of the ancient Queen's 
Head Inn, in Southwark, and drinking a mug of London "bitter" 
to the memory of the mother of John Harvard. It happened on a 
Monday morning. He had, the Saturday before, made certain that 
the good mother, the possessor of this inn, had bequeathed it as 
the principal item of his inheritance to her much-loved son. From 
the proceeds of its sale came mainly the little fortune, "the moiety" 
of which a few years later kept alive the small moribund school es- 
tablished in New England in 1636. The inn remained unchanged. 
The identification was complete. As he used to tell the story, he 
made no secret that his soul was full of exultation, and we may be 
sure that his countenance reflected it, as in homely, sincere fashion 
he paid his homage. Still better, perhaps, as the subject of a pic- 
ture would be the identification at Stratford of the " Old House in 
the High Street." Arriving at Stratford (as he told me the 
story), the antiquary, having by a marvel of ingenuity made out 
Katherine Harvard's connection with that place, called on Dr. Ar- 
buthnot, rector of the parish, who at Waters's request to examine 
the register said : " You are aware, sir, that our register is the 
most important one in England." Waters convinced him of his 
appreciation of that fact, and also of his competency and trustworth- 
iness. " You may examine it," said the rector, "but it can only 
be done under surveillance. The sexton alone can attend to that, 
and he must remain at the door of tlie church to admit the visitors 
to Shakspere's grave." The condition was accepted, and Waters 
stood throughout the day, at the back of the church, the precious 
register resting on a pew-rack, while he conned it page after page. 
He found abundant mention, side by side with the Shaksperes, of 
Thomas and Alice Kogers and their household, and at last the plain 

record of the marriao^e of their dauo^hter Katherine to Robert Har- 
es o 

vard. Was there anything more to learn ? Shutting up the book, 
tired but happy, he went out into the village street and paused, as 
thousands had done, before the " Old House," with its quaint and 
handsome Tudor front. No one knew its story. The carved char- 
acters on the crossbeam below the gable, T R 1596 A li, were, 
and had always been, as long as men remembered, an enigma. As 
he scanned them in the afternoon light, with his mind excited by 
what the register had revealed, it flashed upon him as by some spirit- 
ual suggestion that the initials stood for John Harvard's grandpar- 
ents, and that over that threshold the mother, Katherine, had gone 



16 Henry Fit z Gilbert Waters [Jan. 

as a bride. How tliis was confirmed need not ])e told here. Hut 
tlie antifjuary at the supreme moment when his diseoverv was 
clinched, this old-fashioned hut straiirlit and ah'rt tiixure, white-haired, 
with ki'en and enthusiastic eves — surelv a painter miLrht find hrre 
a worthy subject. 

AVaters's researches in connection with the Kotjcrs family cstal>- 
lished the Knglish ancestry of Rev. Nathaniel Konrers of Ijiswieh, 
Mass., and his father's cousin, Rev. Ezekiel Ko«rcr8 of Rowley, 
Mass., a sul)iect which had for manv vears cniraj^ed the attention 
of C\)l. Chester. Tlicv were described by Waters in an address be- 
fore the New Knirland Historic (ienealoL,n<*al Swiety at its state<l meet- 
in;,^ on 2 ^larch L'^S?, ami were print('<i in the \\\ for A|)ril 
of the same year.* Tin* n'-iults of the luii^er \\ illianis investiiration 
were made known in the \\\ r.i: for ,Inlv l.ssu^f and the Wash- 
in^rton records were publish(Ml in the \\ VVM for October iSSi* 
and January 1MK).1 In <'stabbshinii the ancestry of thi>e men 
Waters s(dve<I problems which " ha<l lon^ bafHed the etlbrt* of the 
most eminent antiquaries,** and his articles form " a series of {RThaps 
the most brilliant nehieyements in the whole history of — "I — *'§ 

Besides the " (tenealocjical (ileanin^js in Knirland," \\ -.iuvt^ eon- 
tribute<l to the Rkcustku an arti<'le entitled " Papers in Kprton 
MS. 2.'V.bi,"j| in whieh he ^aye an . int of some : rs ndatin^ 

to North America which are coir i in a ni ript volume in 

the British Mu-^eum. lb :ib>i < d to the I.' . ic the 

will of Alcxan<ler > k — the real \l ^ and the 

will of ThomaM Hobson. the Cambridire i-arrier, who . \\ to his 

customers "Ilobson's choice. "*• 

Many <;enealo<^ieal articles by Waters may Ik? found m the Kf*8fx 
Insfiffffr Jlistftriral Volhctioiin^ mo*«t of them haying been con- 
tributed to that publication liefore the compiler took up his protnictcnl 
residence in London. One ver}' valuable c<mtnbution, " Kxtracts 
from Marria«jce Licenses jrrante<l by the Hishop of London \bW to 
li);U>," was one of the fruits of his r ' in Kn ' ' ^ . 

peared in the A\>'^.r Itititititfe 11 > UectimiM l<»r ISiU.ft 

To the cause of history as well as to that of ;.^ v Waters 

rendered valualjle services, and amonir these the discovery of the 
Wiiithrop map of the M tts Hav Colonvl J and the finding: of 

the manuscript by Samuel Maverick containin<r a " Discription of 
New Kntrlan(r'§§ deserve esj)ecial mention, arousinir a^ thcv did ^rrcat 
interest l)oth in this country anrl in England. 

♦Vol.41, pp. 160-188. 

tVol. 43, pp. 290 et seq. Cf also vol. 43. nn. 4*27-428. 

I Vol. 43. pp. 379-424, vol. 44, pp. 7:t-83. 

6 Genealogical Gleanings in England, InirotlucUon, n. xviii. 

II Vol. 40, pp. 175-l.so. ' 

% Vol. aO pp 539-540. Cf. Register, vol. 51, pp. 150-151, for a facsimile of this xvill. 

♦• Vol. 52. pp. 487-488. 

+tVol. -JS. pp. 57-15 t. 

:t See KtGisTER. vol. 38, p. 342 (.Julv 188)4, a:i 1 Pmr^^ilingn of the yfaifnrhuaetta Jlit^ 
toncal Sociefi/, Series 2, vol. 1, pp. 211 et seq. (.lune 

v^^^ Prinrea in Kfgi.^ter, vol. 39, pp. 33-4S (.Jamjar, i- >.,, ain ■'ungi of the 

Massachusetts Historical Society, Series 2, vol. 1, pp. 231 et $eq. (' ;^MJ. 



1914] Henri/ Fitz Gilbert Waters 17 

Waters's later years were spent in eastern Massachusetts, chiefly 
in his native city. As early as 1870 he had joined the Essex Insti- 
tute ; in 1872 he had become a resident member of the New EnHand 
Historic Genealogical Society, and was made a life member in 1890 ; 
and in January of the latter year he was elected a resident member 
of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Every winter he made it 
a point to be present at the dinner, in Boston, of his Harvard class ; 
and on these and other visits to Boston he was often to be seen in 
the Library of the Historic Genealogical Society in its former build- 
ing at 18 Somerset Street, and once or twice he was able to come to 
the new buildino^ at 9 Ashburton Place. His interest in the orenealoiri- 
cal researches to which he had devoted his prime was undiminished 
even in advanced ao^e. He would call for the most recent Enjrlish 
publications on genealogy, especially the printed parish registers, 
and oftentimes he pointed out clues as to the ancestry of our early 
settlers which led to the acquisition of important material for the 
pages of the Register. In a letter to a personal friend and rela- 
tive, written from Salem so late as 3 April 1912, he exclaimed: 
"Lord ! How I wish I had that library at 18 Somerset St. within 
easy reach, and daily too ! " It was a source of gratification to him 
that the Committee on Eno^lish liesearch of the Historic Genealosfical 
Society was able, a few years ago, to secure funds for a resumption 
of the work in England which he had carried on for seventeen years 
with such wonderful success, and he was always glad to hear about 
the progress of the particular investigations authorized by the Com- 
mittee and to aid in its researches with helpful advice and suggestions. 

I have written of my old friend out of my heart, and naturally of 
his occupation in his special field, to which liis taste so strongly drew 
him and where his ability was so marked. Absorbed though he 
seemed here, shut off from men in alcoves and dustbins, he was 
nevertheless a man widely and tenderly sympathetic. Though with- 
out family ties, he had a genius for friendship, and no friend could 
be kinder or truer. He was alive in a large sense to the present. 
The Spanish War and the Boer War were followed by him with 
lively interest and with manifest disapproval. In these later years 
he was perfervidly a peace man, incongruously and rather amusingly 
militant in his advocacy ; and in his anti-imperialism not even his 
townsman of a century ago, Timothy Pickering, denouncing the 
purchase of Louisiana, surpassed his wrath over our present-day 
expansion. I locked arms with him on Commencement Day, 1913, 
under the windows of HoUis, where sixty-two years before I had 
known him first. I noted sadly that his form was bent, and that 
he was slow of speech and step. I felt that I should never again 
behold in life a man than whom I have never known one more just, 
more sweet with fine humanities, more simply and squarely true. 



18 Old Boston Families [Jan. 



OLD BOSTON FAMILIES 

NrMHKU TlIKKK 

THE SAVAGE FAMILY 

Bj Lawrence Park, Esq., of Groton, Mass. 
[Continued from vol. 67, page 33<^] 

24. Thomas* Savage (Thomas,^ Thomas^* Thomas,* Hahljah* Thomas^), 

born at Cliarh-ston, S. C, 2^J Aui;. 1770, entered Yule Collei^e in 
]\iav of tlie soplioniore year of liis class, an«I at liis i^radnation in 
17'.I2 was the yi)iiiii:« st meniUT of the ch4>s. He studied \w\\ witli 
.ludire Tappin*; Keeve of Litchfield, Conn., and was adinilt«Ml to the 
har at Savannah, (ia., hut never praelir«d his profession, for, having 
ample means, he sellle«l upon a plantation in Bryan Co., Cia., and 
devote<l his time to literary and a^rricultural pursuits. He died at 
Silk Hope, Bryan Co., Ga., 10 Oct. 1S12. A newspaper aeeount 
which ap|Mare<i shortly after his d<«ath deseriln's him as '*an aecom- 
j>lished gentleman, and tinishiHl scholar, of gn'at <li«:nity of <h'j)nrt- 
mcnt, . . . more devoted to l)ooks than stM-iety." Two |K)rtrait« 
of Thomas Sava;;i' are in existence, one lH*ing owned hy his ;:reat- 
prandson, Windn'rhv .lones l>e Kenne, Km|., of Savannah, and the 
other by his great-granddaughter, Mn*. Clarcuce 'I'-rlon Anilersou, 
Jr., of Savannah. 

He marricti, probably at Savannah, 12 dune 1810, Maky Wal- 
T.ACK, born at Savannah '^ .lune 17H2, tddest daughter of Hon. 
.lohn and Mary (Anderson) of Savannah. lnr father UinL' British 
consul at Savannah. 

(. hihlrcn : 

i. Thomas,^ b. IHll; d. at Silk Hope, Hryan Co.. Ga., 30 Apr. 1816. 

ii. Maky Wali.ack, b. Oct. 1812; U. IhtW; m. (I. Wii.i.ia.m IJ. Nut- 
tali.; m. (2) at Savannah, 25 May 1h4o, (; Noni.K .Ionks, b. 
at Savannah l*.'* May 1^11, d. In .K-lTcrNon ( tj., i la.. May 1h7«;, -,,„ 
of Nolilc Wimht-rlry and Sarah ' " 'Tiiphrll ^ of Sa\annah ami 
«;rand>un t»f Cii»»rgc .loiK-.s, U. S. - <r from fi»M>r^ia. lb* was 
graduated at Vale College in 1h?i» and soon afterwards adopted 
Noble as a middle name. He inl ive cotton planta- 
tions in (icori^ia, hut >pent njo>toi iii> imu- in i.ur<»pe. Savannah 
conlinucil to he his permanent residence, and while in this country 
his summers for many years were paN^.-d at Newport, U L Child 
by first hushand : 1. Mnry, m. Wimherley Jones iJe Keime ; four 
children. Children hy second hu>l)and : 2. iifonje Ffinrick, of 
Savannah, lawyer, b. at Savannah 1-'41 : d. there 2»j Mar. l^T^I; m. 
there 12 Jan. Is71 Anna Wylly Haher^>hum ; three children. H. 
Surah Campbell (known as lAllif SnUle Jones), living unm. at 21 
Via Po, Rome, Italy. 4. Wallace Savage, d. unm. at Home. Italy, 
27 Dec. r.»02. Durini^ the tir>t administration of President Cleve- 
land he was U. S. ci>nsul at Messina, Italy, and dnrin^ Cleveland's 
second administration he was U. S. consul general at K<nne. 5. 
Noble W'imberley, d. unm. at Savannah. 

25. Thomas' Savage (Juhn,° Thorn is,* Hnbijtih,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), 

born in Boston ^1 Mar. 1770 and baptized at the Brattle Square 
Church on the following dav, removed, late in 1775 or early in 
1776, with his parents to York, Me., which was thenceforth his 



1914] The Savage Family 19 

home. He was for several years collector of the port of York, and 
in 1817 represented the town in the General Court. In 1799 he 
is called '* mariner." In his will, dated 30 Nov. 1824 and proved 
5 Nov. 1838 (York Probate Records, vol. 49, pp. 184-5), he calls 
himself " esquire," and appoints his sons-in-law, Solomon Brooks 
and Samuel Preble, Jr., his executors. He died at York 13 Sept. 
1838. 

He married at York, 1787, Lydia Grow, born at York 16 Dec. 
1765, died there 17 Feb. 1852, daughter of Edward and Olive 
(Farnham) of York. 

Children, born at York : 

i. Nancy,' b. 11 July 1788; d. at York 2 Aug. 1842; m. at York, 28 
Nov. 1812, as his second wife,* S.olomon Brooks, b. at York 5 
Sept. 1783, d. there 18 Dec. 1863, son of Solomon and Lois 
(Brooks). Mr. Brooks was a trader at New Ipswich, N. H., for 
a number of years, and served in both branches of the New Hamp- 
shire legislature. Children, all b. at York: 1. Maria Nancy^ b. 
17 May 1814 ; d. at South Orange, N. J., 28 Sept. 1881 ; m. Andrew 
Clark; had issue. 2. Thomas Savage, b. 25 Dec. 1815; d. unra. 
at Greenville, 111., 2 June 1879. 3. Lijclia Miranda, b. 1818; d. 
unm. at York 1879. 4. John Gorham, b. 15 Feb. 1821; d. s. p. 
at Belfast, Me., 24 Mar. 1904; A.B. (Dartmouth College) 1848, 
M.D. (Jefferson Medical College) 1851; m. (1) Elizabeth Lunt 
Mclntire; m. (2) Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Chase. 5. Edward 
Grow, b. 1823; d. unm. at York 1845. 6. Sophia Amelia^ b. 1825; 
d. at York 1909; m. Joseph Bragdon ; five children. 7. Julia E.^ 
b. 1827; d. unm. at York 1896. 

ii. Sophia, b. 3 Jan. 1791 ; d. bef. Nov. 1824 ; m. MicajahLunt. Child : 
1. Theodore H. 

iii. Sakah (Sally), b. 19 Nov. 1792; d. at York 29 Oct. 1872; m. at 
York, 23 Jan. 1815, Samuel Preble, b. at York 18 Oct. 1788, d. 
there 2 Oct. 1841, son of Samuel and Susanna (Tuckerman) of 
York. Children, all b. at York: 1. Loisa, b. 26 Sept. 1815; d. at 
York 8 Oct. 1819. 2. Julia, b. 28 May 1817; d. 15 Feb. 1851; m. 
Charles Bean Bragdon. 3. Charles S.y b. 9 July 1819 ; d. at Ven- 
tura, Cal., 5 Jan. 1884; m. Susan Barnard; had issue. 4. Caro- 
line Matilda, b. 9 Sept. 1821; d. at York 12 Jan. 1904; m. Josiah 
Bragdon; had issue. 5. Andrew, b. 25 Sept. 1823; d. at York 19 
Mar. 1891 ; m. Mary E. Grant; had issue. 6 Samuel Washington^ 
b. 8 Jan. 1826 ; d. at Tustin, Cal., 25 Feb. 1897 ; m. Abbie Wilson ; 
had issue. 7. Louise, b. 5 July 1828; d. unm. at York 22 Jan. 
1845. 8. James Orne, b. 6 Nov. 1832; d. at Tustin, Cal., 25 June 
1912 ; m. Hattie Tilton ; had issue. 9. Sally Ann. b. 18 May 1835 ; 
d. at Haverhill, Mass., 27 Sept. 1899 ; m. John Bean; had issue. 

iv. Lydia, b. 13 Aug. 1796 ; d. s. p. at York 1819 ; m. Jeremiah Brooks, 
b. at New Ipswich, N. H., 1792, d. at York 19 Jan. 1881, son of 
Solomon and Lois (Brooks). 

V. John, b. 18 Aug. 1801 ; lost at sea, unm. 

26. Alexander^ Savage (John,^ Thomas,^ Hahijah,^ Thomas,'^ TJiomas^), 
born at York, Me., 5 Jan. 1780, removed to Boston about 1800, and 
in 1805 went to Bangor, Me., where he became a merchant. In 
1806 he was town clerk of Bangor, and was for many years clerk 
of the First Parish. On 3 Sept. 1814 he with other citizens of 
Bangor signed a petition agreeing not to take up arms against Great 
Britain, they being at that time prisoners of war of the advanced 
British military and naval forces on the Penobscot. In 1828 and 

* His first wife, by whom he had one daughter, was a Miss Wheeler. 
VOL. LXVIII. 2 



20 Old Boston Families [elan. 

for some subsequent years he was register of prol>ate for Penohseot 
County. In 18^38 he and his wife and daui^hter, Mary Greenou^jh, 
became oriijinal members of tlie Hammond Strei't Con^jreirational 
Church in Bangor, having previously been members ot" tlie First 
Congregational Church there. In ItS.")') hr rctnovi-d to Quincy, 111., 
and died in C hicago. 111., 21 duly 18.')7. 

He married at Bangor, Mc, 20 Oct. 180S. Puisoilla Shaw 
Thomas, born at Plymouth, Mass., 23 Aug. 17HS, dird in Chicago 
22 Sept. 1873, daughter of Natliauiel and Pri.scillu (Sliaw) of 
Plymouth. 

Children, all born at Bangor: 

i. C1IAKLK8 ThomasJ b. 12 .\ug. ISOU; d. at Bangor 4 May 1814. 

ii. Maky GKKK.N<>U(iH. b.«J Jau. iHll; d at giiincy. III., 27 Feb. 1871 ; 
ni. at Quincy, ;i July 1.^44. Cykii. Caiuumini: (\\i»v of Palmyra, 
Mo., wliod. at Sacramento, Cal., 2i> Dec. l."».')2. If there were chil- 
dren, they d. in iulancy. 

iii. William Thomas, b. 14 Nov. 1812; d. at t^ulncy. III., 10 Oct. l8- , 
In. at .Vlfred, .Me., 5 Apr. 1841, Mauy La.nmiDon Hkadihuy, b. at 
York. .Me., 2 .\pr. IHIT. d. at V\ ' n, N. IL, I .Ian 1>72. dan. of 
.Jeremiali an«l Mary I •■-''." i > of York. Sa\a^e was 

;irailij;iied al Uartiiioiri autl, afler lea<'hiiiir >'«*lin»»l 

at tlie acaileniy at .Vlfred, Me , be^an the .study of th* it 

Han::<»r, completing hl.H course at I^ine Seminary. ' unaii, i>ld(», 

at wliieli he wa> graduated in \f<M . He wan . at Denn^ 

ville. ^t.• 111 !-••.> fi) Feb. I^^l'i '"• v\ (•» ln.«»lai , i-'"r ^f i... 

Cou^i . In A; II., and wa.s «1 H'd in 

Apr. 1843. He wa.s tlieu for four or live yeant the pa.stor of the 
Co at ir 1.14 Sept. lsv.» was lii- 

stiimu .1- j':i>i'>i "1 in- ('on;;M . u \ mireh at I" ' I'm, N. Ii. 

Here he ri-mauied until l.**74. In How mj; \ear ^ ti.ist,,r 

of a church at .Moiiticello, .M III., and th i 

removed to (^uine\ . 111., where he re.suled until hisd«*ath. In 1«»U), 
accoiiipaiiird ■ !id siniiT. he I lively In 

Kurojn-. \ ' ■ '■' M • • . . of l).l). 

from l)a _ . the liuard 

of Overseers of that Institution. Children: 1. Mury^ b. at 

Honl'ton, Me., 2:; Apr. 1M7: d. there 24 Apr. 

A./ , b. at Franklin, N. II.. 2s Apr. l^'.O; d. tii* iv i 

?>. t. ,.,(//! /.'//4j/(/on, b. at Franklii' N H.. 24 Oct. Is,., .. ;..*,* 

2'.» Sept. l^:»7. 

i\ . C'n\uLh>i Alkxani»ku. b. 2Ct Oct. 1814; d. «.;>. at Qulacy. 111., 2 Feb. 
1884; m. (1) at ^ , 4 Oct. 1843, Klvky \" . b. at Qulncy, 

d. there r.» .Inly i-..., dau. of 1.^'vl and .\inie ^. vines); ni. (2) at 
l*ou;;hk<' "-'• . N. Y., 2'.» !>■ <• 1-"' '>'■> 'ir-t (•on>ln, Olivia 
(Tiio.m.\- nriiv. b. at I'. .• .V|»r. I«'.«h. dau. 

of Dr. William and Kathertne (Hollinan; of I'oii ■ and 

widow of John. Savage \> : d at ! »m (. in 

l.s.iT, read law at ^' - •• ■■ laiiui i, '■ ■ - -i, l'> the rni'M-M-ot 

bar entered upon ...... of his pi . atljuincy. 111. Soon 

afterward.s he became Illinois a^ent of t ;nn Land Co. of New 

York, and established a general land agency, abandoning the active 
practice of his pi ' ion. In 1^48 I in 

Quincy. became o.... unly con '■ ' ■• -ii-.n i.i. i.oii, 

and management of most of ~ i couli I to the 

prosperity of Quincy, and was instrumental in securlu'; a charter 
for the company which built, at Quincy, the tlr»t iron bridj^e to 
span the Mississippi Kiver. His connecti<jn witli tlie railway 
system of Illinois enabled him to furuisli at a critical tinie im- 
portant facilities for the operation of the government during the 
Civil War, and his promptness and etticiency were conspicuous. 
He was a member of the F'irst Presbyterian Church iuQuincy, was 
much interested in the charitable, educational, and religious in- 



1914] The Savage Family 21 

stitutions of the city, and was generous in support of them. He 
was a man of pleasing address and rare judgment, a sagacious ob- 
server of men and things, and much respected. 

V. LaufvA Ann, b. 15 Jan. 1816 ; d. at Bangor 30 June 1817. 

vi. Laura Ann, b. 17 June 1818 ; d. at Quincy, 111., 30 Mar. 1891 ; m. at 
Bangor, G Sept. 1849, Rev. Rollin Mkaks, b. 29 Eeb. 1820, d. at 
Griggsville, 111., 28 Mar. 1856, son of Edwin A. and Sarah of Jack- 
sonville, 111. She became a member of the Hammond Street Con- 
gregational Church at Bangor in 1884, and in Dec. 1849 she and 
her husband removed to Quincy, 111. Children: 1. William 
Savage, b. at Griggsville, 111., 12 July 1853; d. in St. Louis, Mo., 
11 Mar. 1899. 2. Charles EdxDin, b. at Griggsville 5 June 1855 ; d. 
there 7 Nov. 1862. 

vii. Cakolinp: Cobb, b. 7 Aug. 1820; d. at Quincy, 111., 17 Apr. 1892; m. 
at Bangor, 25 Jan. 1843, Eugene Wallace Godfrey, b. at Taun- 
ton, Mass., 28 Feb. 1819, killed in the battle of Shiloh, Tenn., 7 
Apr. 1862, son of Charles and Hannah (Shaw) (Dean) of Taanton. 
She became a member of the Hammond Street Congregational 
Church at Bangor in 1834. Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey removed in 1843 
to Fall River, Mass., in 1845 to Bangor, and in 1850 to Quincy, 111. 
Children: 1. Henry Wallace, b. at Fall River, Mass., 20 Dec. 
1843; m. at Niles, Mich., 17 Oct. 1867, Georgianna Joy Colby; 
two children. 2. Frances Eugenia, b. at Bangor 4 Nov. 1846; m. 
at Quincy, 111., 1 Oct. 1868, Timothy Dewey VVoodrulf ; one daugh- 
ter. 3. Ella Langdon, b. at Bangor 26 Jane 1848; d. at Quincy, 
111., 23 Mar. 1852. 4. George Edwards, b. at Quincy, 111., 30 Jan. 
1856. 5. Eugene Wallace, b. at Quincy, 111., 14 Mar. 1861. 
36. viii. Alexander Edwards, b. 5 Apr. 18'J2. 

ix. Friscilla Shaw, b. 20 Nov. 1824; d. at Bangor 6 Mar. 1825. 

X. Cathkhine Hoffman, b. 16 Sept. 1826; d. at Ellington, Quincy, 111., 
10 Dec. 1895 ; m. at Quincy, 6 May 1852, Samuel Baker Turner, 
b. at Gardner, Mass., 6 Sept. 1825, d. at Ellington, Quincy, 5 Dec. 
1907, son of Avery and Hannah (Baker) of Gardner. She became 
a member of the Hammond Street Congregational Church at 
Bangor in 1840. Cliildren, all b. at Ellington, Quincy, 111. : 1. 
Charles Edwards, b. 6 Mar. 1854; d. 11 Nov. 1886; m. Rose Tracy; 
one daughter. 2. William Savage, b. 15 Aug. 1858; m. 19 May 
1891 Helen Turner Sewell; resides at Fortland, Oreg. ; two chil- 
dren. 3. Mary Eliza, b. 24 Oct. 1859 ; d. 27 Mar. 1882. 

xi. Benjamin Shurtleff, b. 8 June 1828; d. unm. at the home of his 
brother, Charles Alexander, at Quincy, 111., 11 Oct. 1851. He was 
graduated at Bowdoin College in 1848, and began the study of law 
in the office of James S. Rowe at Bangor. In 1849 he became the 
principal of an academy at Madison, Morgan Co., Ga., but ill health 
compelled him to retire in 1850. 

27. William^ Savage (^ffabijah,^ Thomas,"^ Habijah,^ Thomas,'^ Thomas'^), 
born in Boston 30 Aug. 1779, was placed after his mother's death in 
1787 in the care of his maternal grandparents in Boston, with whom 
he lived until he was fourteen years old. He attended school at the 
North Grammar School, and was one of the six Boston boys who 
in 1792 received the first Franklin medals. On the fourteenth an- 
niversary of his birth he left Boston, and entered a store in Alexan- 
dria, D. C, where he remained four years. He then returned to 
Boston, and eventually established himself in business. In 1812 
he suffered financial reverses, and in 1813 he left Boston and for 
five years was supercargo and commission-merchant, much of his 
time being passed in voyages between Hamburg and Havana. On 
one of these voyages his vessel was boarded by pirates, between the 
Bahama Bank and Key Sal Bank, 9 Dec. 1818, and he barely es- 
caped with his life, but finally reached Havana 26 Dec. 1818 



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an. 



(N. E. Hist. Gen. Society's Memorial Biographies, vol. 1, pp. 273-6, 
and Muss. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, vol. 44, })p. 4.') 4-0). The month 
of June 1819 Mr. Savage passed in MassaohusetUs but on 3 July 
of tliat year he sailed fur Europe, returning to Boston in June 1822, 
when he established himself there as a commission-inerehaut. After 
his second marriage, in 1823, he bought a house on Mt. \'ernon 
Place, where he lived until 1.^35, when he :igain U'came tinanoially 
embarrassed, and, selling his house, he lived until ls47 in various 
boardin" houses. In that year he bought a house at 37 Essex 
Street, where he lived the remainder of his life. He was for some 
time president of the Columbian Insurance Company. He die<l in 
his house on Essex Street after a six-weeks' illness, '.\^ dune 1H.)1. 

lie married first, in lioston, 21 Oct. IBOf) ( liost«)n records, but 
Manchester, Mjuss., recortis say 7 Dec. IbUG) Mary Lngkusoll, 
who died in Boston in May 1HI2, daughter of Nehemiah and ElizR- 
bfth (Smith); and secondly, in Boston, 4 dune lh23, Uev. .lolin 
(Jorham Palfrey olliciating, Haukikt Mauia Hoopku, baptized at 
Newburvport, Ma.ss., 3U June 17y3, <iied in Boston 21 Nov. 1868, 
daughter of Thomai* Wooilbridge and Harriet (liratlbury) of New- 
bury j»ort. 

C hihlren bv first wife, born in Boston : 

i. Mauy Ei.izahkth.' b. 1 Oct. Xmi and bapt. at BrattU* S ••"- • nmrch 
2:» Oct. ls<»7 ; a. at Calais, .Me., 7 Apr. 1S42 , in. in 1'. > .May 

\KV1, her first couhiu, Jamkji Si'LLIVa^' Cikji-ku (1», Hi, fi), lawyer, 
b. at Machlas, .Me., lu Oct. IH02, d. at .\mher.st. Mans.. 2m July 
1870. Hem. (2j at llaverldll, ^' 1 o.t 1.^4.'.. A' I \\\\i,er- 

soil (iirdkT. b. prohut>ly at .Mun - ^t.-- '" M... ..^17, dau. 

of ('apt. John and .\l»ii,'uil vln^« ; r, Uy whom he 

had four children riiildriMi: I. .Vary /«j/#rji#*//. b. 8 Mar. lMa3 ; 
nnni. 2. William > ■ , I). 2»; !> 7 ; d. at < .Me., 2ti Sept. 

1M'.'.>. \\. Jl'trrift .sucuj/e, b. at (. uiui», Me., IG :sci)i. Itt41 ; d. there 
1«; Sept. lf*42. 

ii. W II. MAM, b. 1 July IHIO and bapt. at Brattle Square Church 5 Aug. 
1810; d. In Bos'ton 28 Aug. I»i0. 

28. Jamks* SaVAGK (//itbija/i,^ J'/iomns,* J/afjij<i/t,' 'J'/tomni,* Tftnmai^)^ 
born on Winter .Street, Bo>ton, 13 .luly 1784, obtaineii a Franklin 
medal in 17^5, and wai» filt**<l for college at WaNbington Aea^lrmy, 
^laihias, Me., and at Derby A« \, llingliam, Ma.sH. He was 

giiuluaifd at Harvanl College in i^u^i, and was for four years be- 
fore his death tin* sole surviving meinlKT of hi.s class. In 1805 he 
aecompanie<i his cousin, William Tujlor, on a trip to the West Indies, 
returning to Boston in l.S()6. He then studird law in the oflice of 
Isaac i*arker at Portland, Me., an«l wa.s admitted to tiie Boston bar 
in .Ian. 1807, after further studv in the Boston offices of Samuel 
Dexter and William Sullivan. He had previously l>ecouie a mem- 
ber of the Boston Anthology S<x*iety, wa.s one of the founders of 
the Boston Athenasum, and for five vears w:ts the ediu^r of the 
Mi>n(hl)j Ant/ioloyt/, the first purely literary magazine in New Eng- 
land and the forerunner of the Xorlh American Jifview. He de- 
livered the Boston Fourth of July oration in 1811, and wsui a 
representative to the General Court in 1812 and again in 1821. In 
181(>, with Elisha Ticknor, he founded the Provide-nt Institution for 
Savings, the first savings bank in Boston, and during a p^'Hod of 
forty-tive years was successively its secretary, treats urer, vice-presi- 



1914] The Savage Family 23 

dent, and president. He became a 'member of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society in Jan. 1813, and was its librarian from 1814 
to 1818, its treasurer from 1820 to 1839, and its president from 
1841 to 1855. In 1819 he made a trip to Demarara. In 1824 
he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences. He was elected to the State Senate in 1826 and to 
the Executive Council in 1830, and he was also a member of the 
Boston Common Council and of the Board of Aldermen. He re- 
vised the volume of charters and general laws of the Massachusetts 
Bay Colony and the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and from 1838 
to 1853 was an overseer of Harvard College, receiving from his 
alma mater the degree of LL.D. in 1841. In May 1842 he sailed 
for England, returning to Boston in the following October. For 
many years he devoted much of his time to genealogical and anti- 
quarian research, which resulted in over one hundred pages of con- 
tributions to the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. 
He prepared for publication from the original manuscripts John 
Winthrop's History of New England, which was published first in 
1825-6, with a second edition in 1853, and in 1828 he edited Paley's 
Works in five volumes, a second edition following two years later. 
The crowning work of his life was A Genealogical Dictionary of 
the First Settlers of New England, published in four volumes in 
1860-64. Of this work the North American Review said: '^Con- 
sidering the obscurity of most of those whose names are mentioned, 
their number and the difficulty of obtaining information respecting 
them, it is the most stupendous work on genealogy ever compiled." 
During his early married life Mr. Savage lived on Hayward Place, 
Boston, but in 1831 he removed to 1 Temple Place, where he lived 
until 1870, when he moved to the Hotel Berkeley, corner of Boyls- 
ton and Berkeley Streets, where he died. For many years he owned 
an estate known as Sunny Hill in the town of Lunenburg, Mass., 
where he was accustomed to pass his summers. He died in Boston 
8 Mar. 1873, and was buried from the Arlington Street Church 
(Unitarian) two days later. 

Mr. Savage's characteristics were straightforwardness, punctual- 
ity, accuracy, and " uncompromising directness." He had a strong 
religious faith, and was unswervingly devoted to his country. His 
conversation was full of oddities of speech, but with all his impulsive- 
ness of feeling and manner he " was ever quick to cover with humor 
and good nature the shafts he sent." 

He married, in Apr. 1823, Elizabeth Otis (Stillman) Lincoln, 
born at Machias, Me., 22 May 1792, died in Boston 30 Jan. 1850, 
daughter of George and Rebecca (Crocker) of Machias and widow 
of James Otis Lincoln of Hingham, Mass. (Cf. Register, vol. 1, 
pp. 81-84; Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, 1871-1873, pp. 433-442 ; 
Charles Deane's Brief Memoir of James Savage, Cambridge, 1874.) 

Children, born in Boston : 

i. Emma,^ b. 4 Mar. 1824 ; d. s.p. at her winter home, 117 Marlborough 
St., Boston, 18 May 1911; m. in Boston, 20 June 1849, Prof. 
William Barton Rogers, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., 7 Dec. 1804, d. 
in Boston 30 May 1882, son of Patrick Kerr and Hannah (Blythe) 
of Philadelphia. Prof. Rogers was graduated at William and 
Mary College in 1821, and in 1861 became the founder of the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, serving as its president from 



24 



11. 



111. 

iv. 



Old Boston Families ['Tan. 

18G2 to 1870 and 1S7U-18S0. From 1S70 to bis death ho wa. presi- 
dent of the National Academy of Sciences. (Life of >\ ilhain Bar- 
ton Rollers, edited by his wife, Boston, 181Uk 2 vols.). For many 
years Mrs. Ro-ers spent her summers at •• Mornuiirside. Newport, 
R. I. From her father she inlierited •• a stron^x and . I 

and a profound h)ve of accurate scludarship. . . . ii"..^....n 
to her as to vt rv few nun .>r women of her time. n.>l only to have 
lived in a notal)k' circle tlironirhout the whole of the \Mctorlan Ajre. 
but so far at least ai> America is concerned, to have been able to 
say' of It— what her mo<le>ty would never have alloweil her to 
j;av— '(luoruni inaL'na pars fui.'" 
HMMtiFT b. 10 Oct. IsLMl: d. in Bost<m 2S July l^.U: m. In Boston, 
G Nov. INjI, Amos Binnky. b. in Uo-ton ;io Jan. 1m:$0, d. at New- 
port R I., 11 >J'^r. isso, son of Dr. Amos and Mary Ann (T ) 
of Boston. He m. (2) Mrs. Nancy K' '!» Talbot) CiarK of 
Boston, bv whom he had six chlMri.. ^ ■''■' ^ ' '"'•' '' '" 
Boston ;u"(>ct. IS.-.2: d. in (leor^ria 7 May 1^ 
LicY b 11 Sept. \^'I'^: d. unm. in Boston 11 May 1^ 
JvMFs b. 21 Apr -': A.B. (Harvan!) lH.-»4; lieut.-col. of the 
'Sec.MulM: ^- ■ • -; ^v,. ' ' " battle o-" '-^nr 
Mountain .' .vu;;. i^-;-. <•. iiii.n. at ( !».... . * 
LHt;2. A fellow-soldier wrote nf !iiiu at tl. . a::\: 
*'He was universally ackno\% I to have entered the service 
simply aud entirelv from his sense of duty and o «»f the 

rl^'ht. . . . To an ' "'^^ 

amiabilitv. he joined i..» ...-.■ '" 

uhiclibocom. tlit-man. . . . \V tdyet»»een 

in actitm. rs around their ramp or plck.t tires at ni»rht would 

discuss Its probable brhav lor, was inw tn 't» 

that '.limSa ' - - .:. ^^ .,, .,. , as 

hand.' and i .- ' -'^ ''"\ v'ii 

choler. ami • n. on I he fell 

struck by two bull. • - He wa.s the only man ever known to the 

writer wl the title jf I ' ' '^f 

Freiicli k 1. ' - -ans prur ^ 

(Harvard ^ ^^ ■ ^•'' ' '•" '" 

to Cedar . -I. PP 12,220.231- 
2:5:5. 311. 312 note. 

29. Tnu.MAs >A> vui {Ilnhijith^ T/iomat,* //>ibija/i,* Thomai,^ Thomas^), 
horn in Boston 11 Feh. ITHi*., wo-h Ktttle<l a.s «arly a« 1813, and 
perhaps earlier, at Havana, C'uhu, where llie reinuiuin^ veare of 
his life were passed an«l where lie wan for mnnv vears l*. S. couhul. 
He died at New Orleans, I^i., 18 -Inlv l." 

lle married at Charle.sK.n, S. ( . ait iHi:?, I.yi»i\ V. de Fou- 
CADK, who was lK)rn at Charleston and died at Havana. 
Children, lM)rn at Havana: 

i. Thomas Fuancis,^ b. 1814; d. 1816. 

ii. Jamks Os<;ooi>, b. 15 Aug. 1819; M-D. (Harvard) 1839; d. unm. at 
Havana 21 Julv 1861. 

iii. Thomas, b. 27 Am;. 1*23: m. {,1) ni H;i ' MaI'.v l)nL«.uKS 

LrcKNA. b. in the province of Old C - i». d. at Havana 

betw. ISGO and Dec. lHr,:i: m. (2) at Fa 20 Jan. 1870, An- 

ToNiA Maldonado. Children by tlrst wife : 1. Thoman KmnnueU* 
b. 17 Apr. 18:)3; d. unm. at San Francisco, Cal. 2. Siri ' b. 
and d. 2G May 1854. 3. Jnsepfnnp, b. and d. l8.'>."). 4. l<>it 

Miria de las Dclores, b. 8 Jan. Is57 ; living; unm. at P'ast -'C, 

N.J. 5. Emma, b. 26 Aug. 1858; living unm. at East Orange, 
N.J. 6. James, h.fiwA d. 18(J0. Child by second wife: 7. Ar- 
thur, b. 5 Dec. 1872; d. 26 Mar. 1873. 

30. Thomas^ Savage {Ezekie/,' T/iumai,* Habi'jah,^ Thomas:' Thomas^). 
born in Boston 2 Sept. 1793 and baptized at the New North Church 



1914] • 2'he Savage Family 25 

8. Sept. 1793, passed his boyhood at Salem, whither his father re- 
moved in 1794, and was prepared for college at Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Mass. He entered Harvard College in 1^09, and re- 
ceived the degree of A.B. in 1813. The year followino- he 
he spent as an usher in the Boston Grammar School and in studying- 
for the ministry. He then entered the Harvard Divinity School. 
In 1817 he went to Louisiana as a tutor in a private family, and 
from 1822 to 1824 preached in a Presbyterian church at Baton 
Rouge. In the latter year he returned to the North, and for sev- 
eral months supplied the pulpit of Rev. John Codman, minister of 
the Second Church at Dorchester, IMass. He w^as installed .5 July 
1826 as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Bedford, N. H., a 
position which he held until 3 Jan. 1866, when he retired on account 
of failing health. He died at Bedford 8 ^lay 1866. Mr. Savage 
" was a practical and impressive preacher, remarkable for bursts of 
extemporaneous eloquence. He was a man of varied attainments, 
with a retentive memory, and earnest in his piety and of a singular- 
ly genial disposition." 

He married first, at St. Franclsville, La., 9 May 1822, Lucy 
Woodruff^, born at Litchfield, Conn., 10 Aug. 1790, died at Bed- 
ford, N. H., 16 May 1847, daughter of James and Lucy (Morris) 
of Litchfiehl; and secondly, at Manchester, N. H., 12 Oct. 1848, 
Sarah Wkbstkr, born at Hanover, N. H., 18 July 1816, died at 
Maplewood, in Maiden, Mass., 14 Jan. 1898, daughter of Benjamin 
and Roxanna (Chandler) of Haverhill, N. H. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Julia Ann,^ b. at Baton Rouge, La., i\ Feb. 1823; d. at Rodney, 
Miss., 21 Apr. 1884; m. at Rodney, 23 Feb. 1843, Samuel Nonius 
RoBB of Rodney. Children: 1. Thomas Savage., d. in infancy. 
2. John Savaf/c, d. in infancy, 
ii. James Woodruff, b. at Bedford, N. H., 2 Feb. 1826; d. s.p. at 
Omaha, Nebr., 22 Nov. 1890; m. at Derry, N. H., 29 Apr. 1876, 
Lucy Thom (Tucker) Morris, b. at Boston 1823, d. at Moraine 
Farm, North Beverly, Mass., 24 July 1906, dau. of Alanson and 
Eliza (Thom) and widow of Lewis S. In Sept. 1841 he entered 
Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and two years later Harvard 
College, where he was graduated seventh in his class in 1847. The 
following year was spent in teaching in Georgia, and then he re- 
turned to the North and be.oan the study of law in the office of 
Judge Seymour at Litchfield, Conn. He was admitted to the bar 
12 Feb. 1850, and at once entered the law^ office of his cousin, 
Hon. Lewis B. Woodruff, in New York City, working assiduously 
until the outbreak of the Civil War. He was appointed a captain 
on Gen. Fremont's staff, rose to the rank of major, and finally became 
lieutenant-colonel. He organized the Twelfth New York Cavalry, 
and as colonel of that body served until the close of the war. Two 
years following the war were spent in the South in studying the 
conditions of the cotton industry, and he w^ent thence in 18G7 to 
Omaha, Nebr., w^here he formed a law partnership with Hon. 
Charles F. Manderson, afterwards U. S. senator from Nebraska. 
Eight years later he was elected judge, and was re-elected for a 
second term, but ill-health necessitated his resignation before the 
completion of his term. In 1883 he resumed his law practice. 
He was appointed by President Cleveland government director of 
the Union Pacific Railway Company, and held this office under 
President Harrison, with many other offices of trust. He w^as a 
director of the Omaha Public Library, a trustee of Bellevue Col- 
lege, president of the Omaha Club, president of the State Histor- 
ical Society, and was urged to accept the chancellorship of the 



26 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

State University, but declined the honor. Jud^je Savft«:e was par- 
ticularly fond of Shakspere, was an interested student of American 
history, and possessed a library of nire and valuable books. For 
a more extended account of him see History of Bedford, N. H., 
1903, pp. 10G(;-8. 

iii. LucuKTiA, b. at Bedford, N. H., 27 Apr. 1S28; d. at Natchez, Miss., 
4 Oct. 1858; m. at Bedford, 1 Sept. is:).?, Hkv. Th«>m.k8 Clkland 
of Natchez Chihl: 1. Bessie, h. at Natchez 27 Sept. 1857; ra. 
William B. Conklin ; livinir in Chicago. 111. ; four daughters. 

iv. FuANCKs, b. at Bedford. N. H., 7 Apr. ls;U : d. at Providence. R. I., 
12 Nov. 11)08; m. at Bedford, 1 .lune \Sf<\K Hkv. Wii.i.ia.m IUh'se, 
b. at Houstville, Lewis Co.. N. Y., 24 Dec. Is2r., d. at Providence 
3 Apr. ls".»8, son of Jo.^iepli aud .Vuiftuda (Cadwelh. Cliildrcn: 1. 
Jniiif'S Siivntje, b. at Louilouderry. N. II.. 14 Au*;. Isr.O; m. at 
Providence. 27 Oct. 1885, Annie Whct-ler; livlnsjat .Vllston, Mass.; 
two ciilldren. 2. Morris William, b. at Londomlerry IKlune I8r»4 ; 
liviu;^ uiim. at Providence. 3. Lucy WOixlniJf', b. at Londonderry 
12 Nov. 18fi8; li\ nij; unm at l*rovldence. 4. Klint Vnse, h. at 
Barrinirtou. K. I.. 2»; .May ls73; m. at Provhience, 20 Feb. 18Ui), 
AiHiie Pitkin; living at Warwick. K. I.; no children. 

Children by second wife, l>orn at Bedford, N. 11. ; 

v. TiioMA-i. b. 20 Jan. 18."2: d. s. p. at Maiden. Mas^ , .".] Jan. ]«5>0, as 
a result of Injuries received f<»ur days before while stepping from 
a trolley car in Boston; m. at Short Hills, N. J., 20 Aug. 1891, 
Ltt'Y (BuuKiiAi.TKu) CiiiTi.H.H, b. at Waterloo, Seneca Co., N. Y., 
15 May 1854, dan. of Nathan and .Maruaret (Ho};an). He attended 

rink«'rton .Academy at Dirry, N. H. ami was \ 'mted at Dart- 

mouih Colle^'i' In lh74. In that year he went .■- and was ap- 
pointed by I'resldent (Jrant V . S district attorney for the South- 
ern District of Fh>rlda. In 1H7»5 he entered tlie law oftlce of Allen 
& Long. 'I'remont St . Boston, and later ' .'an r of the 

Iirnu)f .Mien. Loni^ A Savage He u • ■ ' nu- 'I to pr:i mthel'. 

S. Supreme C'lirt in Dec. I>s7i». In ime year he j i the An- 

cient anil II 'le .\rtlllery Company, beemnlng Its llr?«t !<er;(eant 

in 1884, iieconU lieutenant In Ihm6, and first lieutenant In 18U6. 
He was for several v- solicitor of .Mald«-n, .Mai.s., a mem- 

ber of th<> Board of .\i<ii i mm ii of that city, ami in 18*J5-4] chairman 
of tliat I tody. 

vi. Sarah M.\KiiAKKT, b. 14 June 1850; living at Manchester, N.H.; m. 
in Boston, 2«; May 1H74, Fkkd Ai.iikkt Pai.mkh, b. at Derry, N. H., 
2 Feb. is:,:,, d.at ^* 'i.strr 24 May liMJl, son of William Choate 

and Mary .\nn lii.,.. .iii. He .scrve<l as r-' l on the staff of 

Gov. Goodell of New Hampshire, wa.s a d< -• t<> the national 

convention at I'hiladelphia which nominated President xMeKlnley 
for his second term, ami was on the committee appointed to noti- 
fy him formally of his nomination. Child: 1. Waldo Satag^, h. 
at Maiden, Mass., 14 Jan. Ittdl ; unm. 

31. Wll.l.iAM IIknhy* SavAGK (Sitniue/,* Satuuei Phlltpg,* Art/iur* 
Tlnnnmy' Thoinas^)^ l>oru at Barnstable, Mass., 13 >Iay 1782, at- 
tended school in his native town, and in the fall of I79<j was jiiaced 
in the store of his uncle, Henry Bass, iu Boston, where he remained 
until Oct. 179S, wlien he entere<l the employ of Lewis Havt in 
Boston. Late in 1799 he went to Kingston, Jamaica, where his 
brother Samuel was already established, and for a few months was 
in the store of his uncle, William Savage (22). In Feb. 1800 he 
entered the employ of Messrs. Richards (fe Dewhurst in Kingston. 
In the followini^ May he iK'came a clerk in the men-antile hou.se of 
Arthur Savage tfc Co., from which he retired in Jan. 1803, accepting 
a position with Duncomb & Pownall in Kingston, from which ill- 
health compelled him to withdraw on 1 A\)T. following. In 1804 he 



1914] The Savage Family 27 

engaged in business on his own account, and in Feb. 1807 admitted 
his brother Elisha as a partner. In 1808 he made a short visit to 
Barnstable, returning to Kingston in Sept. of that year. In Dec. 
1811 he was attacked with fever, and the loss of most of his money 
followed. He returned to Barnstable in 1812, where he remained 
until 1817, when he went to New York and took advantage of the 
insolvency act. Leaving New York 27 Dec. 1817, he walked to 
Pittsburg, Pa., where he arrived 23 Jan. 1818. Thence he pro- 
ceeded to Louisville, Ky., and the next few years were passed in 
New Orleans, New York, Cincinnati, Louisville, Lexington, Ky., 
and St. Louis, Mo. In the summer of 1826 he and his first wife 
went to Barnstable, where Mrs. Savage remained until her death ; 
but business required Mr. Savage's return to St. Louis in the fall 
of 1826, and he was there when the news of Mrs. Savage's death, 
in the spring of 1827, reached him — a shock from which he never 
fully recovered. In the autumn of 1828 he was at Barnstable, in 
Oct. 1828 he went to New York, and in the same autumn he formed 
a partnership with his brother-in-law, O. N. Bostwick, in St. Louis, 
which continued until ,June 1835, although failing health necessi- 
tated several trips to Barnstable and a residence of nearly a year at 
Tivoli-on-the-Hudson, N. Y. He left St. Louis in June 1835 to 
receive medical treatment in New York, and soon after went to 
Tivoli, where, with the exception of a three-months' trip to St. 
Louis in the summer of 1836, he remained until his death, which 
occurred 16 Dec. 1839, after three years of failing physical and 
mental health. 

He married first, in St. Louis, Mo., 30 Mar. 1826, Adelaide 
Hay, born at Cahokia, St. Clair Co., 111., 1806, died at Barnstable, 
Mass., 18 Mar.* 1827, daughter of John and Marguerite (Poupard) 
of Belleville, St. Clair Co., 111. Miss Hay being a Roman Catholic, 
the marriage ceremony was repeated at Cahokia by the parish priest, 
4 May 1826. He married secondly, at Upper Red Hook, N. Y., 
30 Jan. 1832, Maria Addison Hoffman, born at Red Hook, 
N. Y., 27 Feb. 1800, died there 8 Sept. 1865, daughter of Zachariah 
and Catharine (Addison) of Red Hook. Mr. Savage and his second 
wife are buried in the Old Red Church Burying-Ground at Madalin, 
N. Y. 

Child by first wife : 
37. i. Samuel Hay/ b. at Barnstable, Mass., 8 Mar. 1827. 

Child (illegitimate) : 

Henry, b. at Kingston, Jamaica, 1804; d. unm. at Guatemala 1882. 
He lived in Jamaica until 1824, when he went to St. Louis, Mo., 
and lived for a short time with his father. In Mar. 1825 he went 
with his uncle Charles (21, iii) to Guatemala. He spent the winter 
of 1827-8 at Barnstable, Mass., and about 1830 returned to Guate- 
mala, where, with the exception of several visits to Massachu- 
setts, he passed the remainder of his life. 

32. John* Savage (William,^ Samuel Phillips,'^ Arthur,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas^), born on his mother's plantation, "Toby Abbotts," in the 
parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, 18 July 1790, and baptized 29 July 
1790, accompanied about 1798 his father and brother to England, 

*This is the date mentioned in several letters of her husband, but her gravestone 
in the Goodspeed's Hill Cemetery at West Barnstable has 20 Mar. 



28 Old Boston Fa in Hies [Jmn. 

where he lived with Iiis maternal aunt until his return to .Tamaiea 
soon after his mother's death in 171l'.>. Late in 1S02 he was stnt 
by his father to Karnstahle, Mass., whrre he was placed in the eare of 
his uncle, Samuel Savage ('21), and attended school. He returned 
to Jamaica in I8O0. hut sailc*! from Kinsrston in May ISOT for Wis- 
casset, Me., and immediately entere<l the employ of his cousin 
Charles Sava<,re (21, iii), of the firm of Krazier, Savage cV: Co, 
Boston. He remained here until the sprin*: <>f IHOH, when the em- 
harrassed condition of business an<l some misunderstandiui: betwt ( 11 
him and his cousin le<l him, aixainst tlie advic»* of his father and 
uncles, to abandon thou^dits of a mercantile life in Hoston, an«l he 
returned to Jamaica, where he probably remaineil imtil IHl.'i. In 
June of that vt.ir he was at Portland. Sle . and in the followin^r ^^ct. 
he was at (iroton, Mass.. where he j»a*«sed the wint<r with tlu' family 
of Dr. Amos Ban<'roft, whose wife* (1 I, i, 1) was John Savaire's lir•^t 
cousin. Karly in IHll he aj)p»ars to have ijone to Philadelphia, 
Pa., where he met and marrie<l. 20 July 1811, his first wife. Ki.iza- 
wv.TU AHAiiKi.i.A WiiiTK, lM>rn in co. Si Kii'jland. alniut ITU.*), 

<laui:hter of Hiehard^ and Sarah (Perry) oi I)»d»lin, Ireland, wlio 
later look up their alMwle in Phihidel|>hia. This marriajre was so dis- 
tasteful to SavaiTe's father, who had arranired for a union In'tween his 
son and his cousin, that upon the receipt of liie news lie imme<liat4'ly 
disinlu'ritiMJ him. AlthouLdi Mrs. Sava«:e's older sinter appeared 
with su<'cess uiM»n the l^hilad« Iphia sta^e, it is [»robabh> that .she Ikt- 
self did not loni.' remain upon it. She was in liostori in the early sum- 
mer (►f ISI.'), ami slie ami her huskind ma«ie th«'ir first ap)M'arance 
U|>on the stjiije at the F'lMlcral Street Theatre in that city. In Nov. 
followiui: they were in P!nlad»'lphia, and Suva^re, takiiiLT the part of 
Charles Hudh-y in \\. Cumlxrland's cf.m. dv of The West Indian, 
ma<le his debut upon tlie Philad«IjJiia _■ at the Chestnut Sire«t 
Theatre, 27 Nov. IKl.'i. In IHIfJ and 1H17 Sava-je with his wife 
and children was in Pitt*»lnir«j, Cincinn a:!, L.^ii-tim, and Louis- 
ville, and he was a nn*mlMT of a the.-itrical <*ompany a|)|)«*arin*^ in 
the.sc and other towns; but the tleath, in Nov. lHir», of his only 
brotluT enile*! his father's ill-feelin;; towards him, and he was sent 
for by his father ami reinstat«N| as a .Sava;»e and bis family, 

after a difhcult trip from Ohio, down the Mississippi, arrived in 
Jamaica early in 1818 in a much embarra.ssed financial condition. 
Soon after his arrival he settled (b)wn iu» a coffee plaiUer at K|»pii .-^ 
Farm, in an att^-mpt to liipiidat«- his own and his father's debus. 
Mrs. Sava«:e died on the plantation 1 '» Nov. 1821, an«l was buried 
there beside two of her infant children. In 182.*] Sava;;e suffen-d 
from a severe attack of yellow fever, and therefore, on the a<lvice 

♦Richard White was "an Irish gentleman of education and of very reapcctahle 
connexions ,n the city of Dublin. lie held, at one period, a high rank in the British 
army, lint his, tamilv greatlv increasir- - ' • > » . • . j 

asylum than the itine'rancy of an army ^ -, 

of some 82o,000, he resigned his commission, and emigrated to the United States, 
where with the uncruid, ' 'or of ■ ' ' ' • ' • ' ' in 

business habits, and po.-- „- all tli . im- 

self ma very few years bereft'of his means. He died eariv. and left^a family unpro- 
vulecl tor in a stransrc laud, with the ex- ' m of a very small annuity from Ireland." 
(History ot the Philadelphia Stage, by t ....:..» Durang, vol. 1. chap, xlv.) Two of his 
aauiriiters, to assist in supporting their widowed mother and brothers and sisters, at- 
tenaed a school of oratory conducted bv the well-known actor James Fennell, as a 
preparation for a theatrical life, and it was while Savage was attending the same school 
that he met Miss White. 



1914] The Savage Family 29 

of a physician, he left Jamaica, and with his only surviving child, 
Mary Elizabeth, settled in Philadelphia. There he married second- 
ly, 25 Sept. 1823, Bishop William White officiating, his hrst wife's 
sister, Jank Allen White, born at Castle Hill Barracks, co. Sussex, 
England, 26 July 1801. In 1827 he made a trip to Jamaica, at 
the time of his father's death, returning to Philadelphia in the sum- 
mer of 1828. In 1833 he was living at 211 North Sixth Street in 
that city. Previously he had lived on Fisher's Lane, Germantown, 
and the summer months were passed at Abington, outside of Phila- 
delphia He died in Philadelphia, of erysipelas, 15 Jan. 1834,"^ and 
was buried in Ronaldson's Philadelphia Cemetery, at the corner of 
Ninth and Bainbridge Streets. His widow died at Frankford, in 
Philadelphia, 18 Oct. 1882, and was buried in Trinity Churchyard, 
Oxford, near Cheltenham, Pa. 

Mr. Savage was a great reader of Shakspere and an excellent 
amateur painter in water-colors. An attractive portrait of him, 
painted in 1 824 by Thomas Sully, who was all his life an intimate 
friend of the family, is owned by a grandson in Garden City, Long 
Island, N. Y., and a portrait sketch by the same artist of Savage's 
second wife, painted in 1826, is owned by a grandson at Frankford, 
in Philadelphia. A granddaughter living at Bridesburg, in Phila- 
delphia, possesses a miniature of the same lady, painted in 1823 by 
Miss Anna C. Peale, a niece of Charles Wilson Peale. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Ann Jane,' b. in Boston 11 June 1815 ; d. at Epping Farm, Jamaica, 
10 Jan. 1820. 

ii. William James Matthias, d. at Frankfort, Ky., and bur. there 17 
Feb. 1818. 

ill. Sahah, d. bef. Oct. 1820. 

iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. at Epping Farm, Jamaica, 14 Feb. 1820; d. in 
Philadelphia, Pa., 8 Mar. 11)11, and bur. in Trinity Churchyard, 
Oxford, near Cheltenham, Pa. ; m. in Philadelphia, 2 Feb. 1839, 
Henky Lloyd McConnell, b. in Huntinodou Co., Pa., d. at 
Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. 1841, son of Alexander and Judith (Lloyd). 
She had been brought to Philadelphia by her father in 1823, and 
had attended a private school there. In 1840 Mr. and Mrs. 
McConnell sailed for Jamaica, to look after the property which 
she had inherited from her paternal grandmother. Upon their ar- 
rival Mrs. McConnell found that this property, which during? the 
absence of the family in America had been placed in the care of 
agents, had been so badly managed that practically nothing was 
left. With what she could later collect from the wreck of the 
property, she returned, after her husband's death, with her infant 
child to Philadelphia, and in that city and its immediate vicinity 
the remainder of her life was passed. A portrait of Mrs. McCon- 
nell and her son, painted in 1843 by Thomas Sully, and another 
portrait, painted by Samuel B. Waugh, are owned by relatives. 
Child: 1. Henrii Lloyd^ b. at Kingston, Jamaica, 3 Feb. 1841; 
d. unni. at New Orleans, La., 1881. 

Children by second wife, all born in Philadelphia : 

v. Ellen Emma, b. 29 Oct. 1825 ; d. at Germantown, Pa., 31 Aug. 1826. 
vi. Virginia Demetress, b. 23 Feb. 1827; d. unm. at Frankford, in 
Philadelphia, 20 Jan. 1904. 
38. vii. John Richard, b. 9 May 1828. 

**'0n Wednesday evening, after a short illness, in the 43d year of his ase, .John 
Savage, late of the Island of Jamaica. His friends and those of the family are re- 
spectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, No. 43 John St. [now 
Marshall St.l this day at II o'clock." (United States Gazette, Philadelphia, 17 Jan. 
1834.) 



30 Old Boston FcuniUes [Jan. 

viii. Ella Eliza Tilly, b. 3 Feb. 1830; d. at Cape May, N. J., 9 Aug. 
1880; 111. in Philadelphia, 5 July 1848, Chaklks A. H(KH> Ikvink, 
d. 1800, son of Hood of Philadelphia. Children : 1 . MitiUla Edith, 
b. in Philadelphia 22 Apr. 184i>; d. there 2') Mar. 11)02; m 27 Apr. 
1871 Rev. William Henry Graff of Philadolpliia ; four children. 2. 
WilJinm Strulhirs, b. in Philadelphia It] July 1830; d. there uum. 
20 Dec. 1879. 

ix. Julia Uosalik, b. 2 July 1832; d. in Philadelphia 31 Mar. 183G. 

X. Cora Mita, d. young. 

33. Samuel Aldhidok* Savagk {Joseph,^ Samuel Phillips* Artltur,^ 

Thomas,'^ IVtomns^), ])()rn at We.'^t Point, Orange C'c, N. Y., 29 
Oct. 1781), at one time owned several packet l)oats which plied up 
and down the Hudson Kiver. He died, prol>al>l\ in New York 
City, 17 Mar. 1H30. 

He married in New York City, 23 Oct. IHl 1, Lktitia Wkbhkr, 
born in New York City 11 Feb. I7H7, <licd at Kahwav, N..I., IS 
^lar. 1«7*J, daughter of l*hilip and Elizal>eth (Keis) of New York 
City. 

Cliildrrn : 

39. I. Joski'H Wyndiiam,' b. in New York City 5 Aug. 1m12. 

ii. SrsAN M\|{Ia, b. at Cornwall. Onmge Co., N. Y., KI Feb. 1810; ni. 
3 Dec 1S33 Nohman A. Fukkman. Cldld : 1. Maria Snroge, b. 29 
May 1H3H; m. l> Doc. isfjC) Tiioiuas C. Crane; two children. 

40. Hi. Gk«mc«jk Wa.shington, b. at Cornwall, N. Y., 20 July IH19. 

34. CliAicLKs l\LK\{*SAV\rfK{,/<)seph,^Snmufl/'/iilli/)S,* Art/iur,^ Thomas,'^ 

Tlnnuds^)^ born at li^Twick (now South l^crwick). Me., \i) Mar. 
171)7, attended scIhh)! at the academy in South Berwick, and on 
17 Nov. IHIO, at the ajie of thirtei'H and a half years, went to sea 
a« a cabin l)<)y on the ship Juno, .sailing from Boston. H<* was dis- 
charge<l in New York in .Sept. IMII. His certificate of citizenship, 
signed in N(>y. IHIU, descriln's him hh iM-ing four feet and eleven 
inches in height, with fair complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes. 
Soon after returning from this voyage lie jilaced himself tinder the 
instruction of the print-ipal of the .South Berwick Academy, and 
in 1814 taught school for a short time. In \H\.') he again went 
to sea, ship|)ing a.s a common seaman, and in IHID he was master 
of the brig Charles Amburyer. In 1M20 he iK'came master of the 
brig Ihippy (\tuple, sailing from Salem, Mass., to Isle de France 
(Mauritius), Sumatra, Antwerp, and New York. In 1H21 he was 
again master and also part-owner of the Charles Amhurfjer, and was 
also in that year in command of the schooner Greyhound. In tlie 
autumn of 1H23 he sailed for South America. In 1«27 and for 
ten years thereafter he was in command of vessels owned by Charles 
AV. I)a])ney of Fayal, sailing from that port to Boston, New Y'ork, 
and other ports. In 1822 he succeeded his father as a member of 
the Society of the Cincinnati. In Aug. 1823 he joined the Salem 
East India Society, from which he resigned in Sept. 1833. After 
severing his connection with the Dabney vessels he travelled for 
some months through the states of the Middle West, and then re- 
turned to Salem. In 1845 he removed with his family to Koxbury, 
Mass., where, 11 Apr. 1845, he bought a pew in the First Church. 
From 1846 to 1848 he was a member of the firm of Fairfield & Co., 
commission-merchants, at 8 Lewis Wharf, Boston. In 1849 he was 
a ship-broker, with offices at 17 India Street, in 1850-1 at 127 



1914] The Savage Family 31 

State Street, from 1851 to 1855 at 26 Central Wharf, in 1856 and 
1857 again at 127 State Street, and in 1860 at 193 State Street. 
He removed from Koxbury to West Newton, Mass., in 1849, be- 
came one of the founders of the Unitarian Society in that village, 
helped to organize the Newton Athen£eum, and was its first treas- 
urer. In 1855 he bought a small farm in Harvard, Mass., taking 
possession of it in Nov. of the same year, and there the remainder 
of his life was passed. His house at Harvard was built in 1765, 
and had been occupied almost exclusively by the different ministers 
of the town. It is still in the possession of the family. He died 
by his own hand at Harvard 5 Nov. 1879. 

He married at Newburyport, Mass., 20 Sept. 1821, his first 
cousin, Anna Lew^is Thacher (14, ix, 7), born at Saco, Me., 24 
Dec. 1797, died at Harvard 15 Nov. 1-884, daughter of Hon. George 
and Sarah (Savage). She was buried beside her husband in the 
old burying-ground at Harvard. Miniatures of Capt. and Mrs. 
Savage, painted about 1830 by Nathaniel Rogers of New York, and 
portraits in pastel, made in 1853, are owned by their son. 

Children : 

41.1. William Henry/ b. at Weston, Mass., 22 Nov. 1831. 

ii. James Dabney, b. at Fayal, Azores, 13 Sept. 1833. His childhood 
was passed at Fayal, and at Salem and Roxbury, Mass. In 1849 
he attended a private school at Medtield, Mass., and in 1853 he 
sailed from Boston for San Francisco. Nothing has been heard 
of him since Jan. 186G. 

35. Samuel Phillips^ Savage (Joseph,^ Samuel PJtillips,'^ Arthur,^ 
Thomas,'^ Thomas^), born at Berwick (now South Berwick), Me., 
9 June 1803, went to sea very early in life, and at the age of twenty 
years (possibly earlier) was an officer on a merchant vessel, and in 
1834 became a captain. His certificate of citizenship at the age of 
twenty-four describes him as five feet eleven and a half inches in 
height, with light complexion and dark hair. He followed the 
sea until 1859, making only brief visits at home between voyages, 
and he not only commanded his ships but also had entire charge of 
their cargoes. After a short stay ashore he returned to the sea for 
one or two more voyages, retiring finally in 1860 or 1861 with 
ample means to live in comfort. In 1870 he was living at West 
Lebanon, N. H., and he died probably in 1874, but the exact date 
and place of his death have not been found. He was a man of 
great energy, and capable to a high degree in his calling, of forceful 
personality, of an exceptionally acute intelligence, and possessed of 
a rather remarkable piquancy of speech. A miniature of him, 
painted at about the age of twenty-five years, is owned by his grand- 
son. 

He married at Beverly, Mass., 12 Nov. 1835, Abby Rowe, born 
at Beverly 2 Aug. 1807, died at Chelsea, Mass., 26 Jan. 1888, 
daughter of Seth and Abigail (Morgan) of Salem, Mass. During 
the second half of 1836 Capt. and Mrs. Savage settled at Salem, 
where they lived until late in 1852, when they moved to 24 Fayette 
Street, Boston. In 1856 they moved to Chelsea, Mass., where 
Mrs. Savage passed the remainder of her life. In 1863 they sepa- 
rated, and Mrs. Savage secured a divorce from her husband in 1869. 



32 Toicn Records of Gosport, X. IL [Jan. 

Children, born at Salem : 
i. Georgk,' b. 26 Dec. 1836. After atteiulins: school in his native town 
he went to Boston in 18r>2, and entered the employ of Bates & Co., 
.ship-owners, on Commercial Wliarf, iK'comini; a junior clerk in 
their ollice. After a year in tliis ollice lie decidetl to ^o to sea, and 
in Dec. 1858 sailed from New Vt>rk for San Franciseo as a l)oy in 
the ship l\A)jn<si(i, arriving in Apr. 18r>4. Here he intended toeu- 
iiH^G in some mercantile pursuit, and received from liis former 
employers authority to draw <>u them for 81.')0. A short experience 
in a c(')untinir-l!<»u>e of one Mcsser led him to decide ik-Jlnitcly upon 
a seafarinir life and he shipped in \\\ii 1854 on the siiip .s". a Ser- 
pent for Hou«;-Kon^ and Shan^xiiai Vi\ 4 Nov. he sailed for New 
York, where he arrived in Feb. l.s'>.">. lu Apr. 185.') he sailed from 
New York as a hoy, hut with the wairi's of an ordinary seaman, 
in the clipper ship iSlarr Kintj, of which Bales \ C<>. were owners, 
bound for San Francisco. Tlie next three antl a half years were 
spent on the Starr Kiinj, visitinjj .Melbourne, Honir-Kon^c, Sydney, 
lias-^cin. Sini:ai)<>re, Valparaiso, Callao, the Chineha Islands, and 
olht-r racille p«»rls, and in .\pr. ls.*)7 he was made chief mate. 
Certain dillerences with his eajitain and thr monot«>ny of his life 
led him to leave the Stnrr Kinfj, and he .sailed for home as tidrd 
mate of the '/' »*rra/ A'oie*-//, arrlvini; in Feb. l8.'.'.». In .Inly 1859 
he a!xain joim-d tlu' St'irr Kimj as chitf mato nndi-r a n<'w captain, 
and sailed from Nrw York for Shanirhai, wiiich was readied in 
December. In Mar. lsr»o he made a short trip to Japan on the 
banpie Manjland, and on his return to Shanghai became a pilot 
on the Yan>r-tHe-Kianir. In Sept. JsOo he a' 1 this occupa- 

tion and entere«l till' rebel country, and in :>'»\ .inner he was in 
Nankin;:, living in one of the houses of t!ie rebel iiiincror, T'ien 
\Van::. lie is re|>ortetl tt> have bitii « . d in coll . a force 

of Fiuropi'ans to assist the rel>els hi lit^liiin;: the Imperialists; and 
ou the march from ^ \ to > ii: tliey en- •! the 

enemy, and Sa\ai;e \s .j^ »<- mdi*'' ■ <'\t\ by a ihm-.^* . wall, in 

Apr. Isiil. liider the care of ( . -tors he had recovered 

sullUieiitly by Oct. or No\ to leave Shanghai for Soochovv. 

He is known to have reached Soochow, and to have left for 
Shan;rhai with a « ' of money. On the way he 

was attai' ' ' • 1 la-, his '•"•■"•■'"'"" ^' rvant, 

ami all h > wa.s a s^ oiiate 

man, fond of s«»ciety, patient and perseverlujf, sln;:ularly mature 
for his years, self-reliant, and of hlj^li principles and clean life, 
lie wa-- unmarrie<l. 
42. ii. 11i:M!> '» 2U Oct. 1»38. 

[To be couciuac'J] 



THE TOWN RECORDS OF GOSPORT, N. H. 

Communicated by Joskph Weatherhead Warren, M.D.. of Brjn Mawr, Pa. 

[Continued from vol. 67, page 359] 

Being emjdoyed by benevolent individuals residing in Newburyport 
Robert W. Fuller came to this Island, Nov. 7 1834, for the purpose of 
iustructing the young people & labouring for the spiritual benefit of the 
whole population. 

He remained on the Island about five months, during which time he 
taught a school, addressed the people from the word of eternal truth three 



1914] ' Town Records of Gosport, JSf. H. 33 

times on each sabbath, when the weather wouhl permit, & held numerous 
other religious meetings, and delivered two addresses on the subject of 
Temperance. 

The school consisted of 33 different scholars & most of them made very 
pleasing progress in their studies. 

The religious meetings were punctually attended by all the younger 
part of this little community & by a part of the older class, and the " God 
of all grace, ["] was pleased to bless the feeble instrumentality here used, 
by accompanying it with the blessed influences of the Holy Spirit, &, as 
there is good evidence to believe, converting a number of precious souls. 

Robert W. Fuller* member of the Sem. for Teachers, Andover Mass., 
and a native of Milford N. H. 

[109] , 

John Caswell January 10 1824 [_Tliis entry scratched out.'] 

Benjamin Cole of York Came Here at the Shoals In 1836 Resided here 

three years Departed this Life Jan^. 15. 1840 
183y & 40 

There has been since August seven deaths on these Isles- More than 
30 cases of fever June 10- 1840 

Four deaths 1841 & 42 

[110] 

John Robterson Departed this Life Jan^y 23 1832 
Likewise his Wife Mary Departed Jan^y 29"' 1843t 
Hannah Roberson$ Died Octr 3^ 18 20 
Peter Robertson Died 6 may 1847§ 

[111] 

Abstract || of the Statement of N. G. Gilman who came for the benefit 
of his health on 8 Nov. 184G in company of Mr. Lawrence Young (who 
owns a sailboat and has conducted lor several years an extensive trade 
between these islands and Exeter). Left Rye harbour and reached the 
Shoals at 10 p.m. Hospitably received at the house of Mr. Joseph Cas- 
well on Star Island His stay was much prolonged by a violent storm- 
The storm has continued now with .unabated fury for 9 days- A N.E. 
gale. On Sunday 15 Nov. he attended service in the stone chapel and 
listened to an able discourse by the Rev. Mr Plummer. The Storm has 
somewhat abated and Mr. Young has made preparations to set sail to mor- 
row morn for the mainland with a cargo of fish and fowl 

[112] 

[A receipt, dated Gosport, 12 Jan. 1859, for the sale of a fourteen-foot 
boat for $18.00 by James A. Rendall to Miss Eliza Downs. It is entered 
as " a true copy " by Geo. Beebe, Clerk.] ' 

* According to Carter, Mr. Fuller was born in 1807, but liis account of his career 
does not altogether agree with Mr. Fuller's story as told here. He is said to have 
graduated from the Gilmanton Theological Seininary in 1838. He filled several pul- 
pits of no great importance, and died at Stow, Mass., in 1877. 

fCf. p. '6i of tlie original records. She was Mary Saunders Shapley by birth. 

I The wife of Peter. 

^Cf. the entry on p. 103. I am inclined to believe that he was a much younger 
brother of John, and that both were sons of Peter and Agnes of the Church Kecords, 
where this John appears but the younger Peter does not. 

II The newer paper ('* new book") begins here. 



34 Town Records of Gosport^ N. II, [Jan. 

[115] 

State of Newhampshire Rockinghaii ss. To Joseph M. Caswell one of 
the le^^al voters of the town of Gosport in said county. 

AVhureas Abraham riumer Peter Hol)ertson Henjaniin Downs Asa 
Caswell .1. M. Caswell Lemuel Caswell William Caswell Isaae Newton 
Lemuel B. Caswell John S Kandall* Sam^ Robertson Richard S [L?] 
Randall .lobe L Randall d. C. Randall Wm S Randall W"' RoIhtsou 
and llcury Downs : le^al voters of said Town of Gosport have exhibited 
to me Albart R llaith Kstpiire one of the .lustice of the pieee in and 
for said County a petition setting forth that no annual or legal meeting 
of said town Town has ben holden since the year of our Lord one Thousand 
Ki'dit Hundred and four and have applied to me the said .Justice to issue 
a warrent for such a me«*tiugt si'>d whereas there is no conslalile in town 
therefore In th*- name of the State of Newhampsliia you are recpiired to 
notify an<l warn the inhabitants of said 'I'ow[nj of Gosport C^ualified 
bv law to vote to meet at llie schm>l house in said Town on monday 
the twentyeth day of Oct. A.D. 1?^4.'> at one oclock P.M. to consider and 

ft v 

act uj)on the folhiwing particulars, viz. 

L To choose by ballot a Motleralor 

2 To ch(K)se by ballot a Town ( lerk 

3 To Coose by ballot tliret? or more Selectmen 

4 To C lioose by l»allot one or more Constiil>b' 

5 'I'o ( boose a Collector of taxes 

r» To Rais an<l appropreute such sums of money as the Town shall 
judge necessary to defray llie ex|>vnce» of the Town 

the present year and for the sujijMirt of tlie school 
7 To transact such other buisnes u> mav lei'ullv come l>efore the town. 

Where of tail not and make returns of your doings liere in at \\w time 
and place aforesaid unto me the said .lustice 

Given under m\ hand antl seal the thurrd dav of OctolM-r A.D. 1H45 

• AlU-rt R. Hatch .lu>tice of the Peace 

The iidiabitants of said town are hereby notified to meet accnrdingly- 

.loseph M. Caswcdl 

[117] 

Gosport October 20'* 1H45 

Meetintr called to ordir bv Alln-rt R. Hat<'h Ksr- 

1 Cose Abraham Pluiner mo<leralor who was swon &c 

2 Chose .Joseph ^L Cjkjwell Tow C lerk who was also sworn 

3 Chose Lsaac Newton Wm Caswell and Wm S Randall Selectmen, who 

was sworn 

5 Chose Asa Caswell and John B Downs Custablee. 

4 Chose Wn S Randall Collector of Taxes 

6 Voted to raise ten dollars to defray the Town expens 

7 Voted to raise nin dollars school money 

♦.John S. Randiill is probably a mistake for John F(ranklin) Randall. He had a 
iiickiKiiue (** Shothead '), which prchumably led to the use of the initial, a» we meet 
with it in some other writings. A similar mistake was sometimes made in the name 
of his brother, William K. For tome unknown reason he was commonly called 
•* Bunker," and the History of Kye actually records him as William IJunkcr liandall. 

t The w ords "to J. M. Caswell " were inserted here and then scratched out. 



1914] 2 own Records of Gospoi^t, JSf, H, 35 

8 Chose Lemuel Caswell harbour master 

9 Voted that any person taking and useing the oars thoal-pins &c of others 

without leaf shall pay a fine not less than twenty five cents and not 
more than one dollar. 

[118] 

State of Newhampshire. Rockinghan Ss. To Asa Caswell one of the 
Cunstables of Gosport in the County of Rockinghan aforesaid Greeting. 
In the name of the State of Newhampshire you are hereby requested to 
notify and worn the Inhabitants of Gosport aforesaid qualified to vote as 
the law directs to assemble and meet at the school house in said Gosport 
on Saturday the twety-ninth day of November instant at ten Oclock in the 
forenoon to act uppon the following particulars namely. 

1 To Choose by ballot a moderater. 

2 To Cast their Vots for a representative to Congress 

3 To^act upon all other buisnes that may com before the meeting 
Given under our hands ad seal this fourteenth day of November in the 

year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five Fail not and 

make returns of your doings 

Isaac Newton \ 

Wm S Randall \ ^.^/^^^ 

Wm Caswell ) ^^^ 

Asa Caswell Custable 



The inhabitants are notified as above 



Gosport November 29 1845 

Meeting called to order by the town Clerk 

1 Chose Abraham Plumer Moderator 

2 There wer thirteen votes for John Woodbery for member of Congress 

3 Chose Abraham Plumer oversear of the poor 

4 Voted to raise fifteen dollars highway tax 

5 Chose Asa Caswell highway sovair 

[119] 

State of Newhampshire Rockingham ss To Asa Caswell on of the 
Counstables of Gosport in the County of Rockingham aforesaid Greeting 
In the name of the State of Newhampshire you are herby requested to 
notify and warn the Inhabitents of Gosport aforsaid qualified to vote as 
the law directs to assemble and meet at the school House in said Gosport 
on tuesday the tenth day of March next at ten of the clock in the forenoon 
to consider and act upon the following particklars Viz — 

1 To Chose by ballot a modarater 

2 To vote for state ofecers including Goviner Counsellor and senators 

3 To vote for Representative in the United states Congress 

4 To vote for County ofecers including Regis of's of Deed County 

Treusure an Road Commisioners 

5 T Choose one Representative to the Legislative in June next 

6 To choose three select men by ballot 

7 To choose by ballot a Town Clerk 

8 To choose by ballot one or mor Cunstables 

9 To choose a collector of Taxess 

10 To rais and appropriat such sums of money as is found Necessary to 

defray the expence of the Town for the support of the school 

11 To transact all other buisness that may come before the Town hereof 

fail not and make returnes of your doings at the time and place 

VOL. LXVIII. 3 



36 Town Records of Gosport, JNT. H, [Jan. 

afforesaid to us given uiuler our liaiids and seal this twentyeth day 
of Febuary in the year of Lord one thousand eight llun<lred and 

forty six 

Isaac Newton ^ 

Wni S Uandall ^ Select men 

^^'m Caiswell ) 

the Inhabitants ar notetied as above 

Asa Caswell Constable 

[120] 

Gosport March 10 1840 

Meetin*' Caled to order Abraham Vlumer Mo<lerator 

1 Isaac Newton Abraham rhmur Kiclu'r [i. e., Richard] Haley Select 

men was sworn 

2 ,l()Sfj)h M Cji^well Town Clerk was >>w<»rn 

,3 Lemuel Caswell Asas Caswt-ll William Caswell Mark C Newton 
Was sworn in as Cunstables 

4 I\n dollars to be Riiisc*! lor the Town 

5 Will'" S Randall Collector Tax 

G Committv of the school .1 M Caswell Ri(;hard Ilaloy ,Iob L Randall 

7 llarbcr Slaster Lem Caswfll 

y Abraham rium»r Represnitalive 

9 there wiis twtdve Votes for .loiin Wo(xlbury for mt'inlxT Congress 

10 there was Four for .John 1* Hale for Mcnilicr of Congress 

[121] 

State of Nt'whamshir R<)ckini;ham ss 

To Wm Ca>wt'll one of scon»ilabh*s of (losport in county of Uockinham 
afTor^aid (irerting in the name of the gUite of Nrwhamj)shirr you are 
her))\ rr(|ust«d to notify and warn thf Inhabitrnt,s of (iosport aforsaid 
(inaliru'<l to vote as the law ihrecUs to assrmble at the school Housi* in said 
(losport on tufsday tin- ninth <lay of March next at two oclock after noon 
to consider and act upon the following particulars viz 
Art 1 ro ( hoose by Ixillot a nunltTator 

2 Vote for stat<' oficers including Goviner Counseler senetor 

3 To Vote for County ofecers including R<^geter of Deeds comty 

Treasurer & Hoad commis'honsers 

4 To Vote for one Ueprsentativ 

5 To choose a Town Clerk 

6 To choose Three select men 

7 To choose one or more counstables 

8 To Take enny order ui)on A Heresentation [?] 

9 To vote for or against the alterations of the constitutions of the state 

10 To vote upon the lawls [*/e] of United Stiites \HA') upon gambling 

and publick nuisence a* connectin with lambling [«/c]* alleys 

11 And transact all other buisness that may come l)cfore the meeting. 

Fail not and make returns of your doings 

Abreham Pluraer 
the Ihabetents of Gosport herby notified as above 

I>iic Newton ') 

Gosport Feby 18 1847 Richerd G Haley y Counstables 

Wm Caswell ) 

♦Or tumbling [ten pin] ? 



1914] Town Records of Gosport, JV, H, 37 

[122] 
Gosport March 9^^ 1847 

Metinff Cald to order Abreham Plumer Moderator 
Art 1 Joseph M Caswell Town Clerk 

2 Abreham Plumer Wm Caswell Richerd Haley selectmen 

3 Isiic Newton M. C. Newton Constables 
Representative Abrham Plumer 
Constitution Laws 8 noes 2 yes 

Militares Bill 4 yes 2 Noes 

Fifteen dollars to be rased for the school 

Asa Caswell Collector 

Police ofcers 

J. M. Caswell Superintending scool Committy 

W. C. Newton Abreham Plumer 

Richard G. Haley J. M. Caswell 

W. C. Newton 

Jared W. Williams Governor, 14 Dem 2 wigs 

For Reperensative in Congress No 1 

Benjamin W Jenness 14 Dem 2 wigs 

Senator James Foss 14 Dem 2 wigs 

For Govenor Anthany Colby 2 wig 14 Dem 

for Repersentive Destrict N^ 1 Icabed Goodwin 2 wig 14 Dem 

For senator Geor H Doge 2 wigs — 14 Dem. 

[124] 

[Warrant for town-meeting, 1848. Abraham Plumer and Wm. H. 
Caswell, " Select Men," request Wm. C. Newton, one of the Constables, to 
warn the inhabitants of Gosport qualified to vote to assemble at the 
" Schoolhouse " on Tuesday, 14 Mar., at 2 p.m., to act on articles stated in 
the warrant.] 

[125] 

[Wm. C. Newton, " Constell," issues the warning for town-meeting, 
14 Mar. 1848.] 

Took up the first Articl of the warrent and cose Abraham Plumer 
Moderator 2 voted fer State and County officers fer Governor Nathaniel 
S Berry had 6 votes, fer Governor Jared W Williams had 16 votes. 3 
voted for one man to Represent the Town Nathaniel F Berry had 4. 
votes Richard G Haley had 1 vote Abraham Plumer had 13. votes 
Article 4. chose Wm C Newton Town Clerk Article 5 chose Wm H. 
Caswell J. M. Caswell R G Haley for Select Men. Took up Article 6 and 
chose John Caswell and Oliver P Caswell Constables. 7 voted to raise a 
tax of ten dollars for Scholl purposes 8 chose Wm S Randall . R. G. 
Haley A Plumer for School Committe 9 chose W. S. Randall to fur- 
nish the School with Coall. Article 10. Asa Caswell Harbour Master 
11 Chose Asa Caswell R G Haley Wm C Newton Police officers. 12 
chose Lemuel Caswell Collector of taxes These above officers were 
Sworn 

Gosport March 14 1848 

Wm. C. Newton Town Clerk 

[127] 
[Warrant for town-meeting, dated 24 Feb. 1849. Wm. H. Caswell, 
J. M. Caswell, and R. G. Haley, '' Select Men," request John Caswell, one 



38 To2V)i Becords of Gosport, y. IL [Jan. 

of the Constables, to warn the inhabitants of Gosport (jualitied to vote to 
assemble at the " School House " on Monday, '' the Twelvth day of Marcech 
nex," at 2 P. M., to act on articles stated in the warrant. On 1 2 Mar. 
1849 W. H. Caswell, "the Constable being absent," certifies that the 
warning has been given.] 

[128] 

Gosport March 12. 1840 

Took up the first articl of the warrant and chose Wm. C Newton 
Moderator Article 2 voted to expend the Surplus Rcv»Miue for the best 
trood of the Town Art o. voted 125$ to repair the Meitintr House & 
School lluuse Shouhl it rtMjuire So much also voted Sixty Dollars of Said 
Sur})his be expended lor a Boat to Ik* kept by the Town for the express 
purpose of ^oing to and from the Main for the purpctse of gettin<^ the 
Doctor or earrving one who may Ik» Sick William C Newton and Wil- 
liam S Kamiall were Chosen Agent^j to make the above repairs and pur- 
chase as So<»u as it can be Cenvifuantly be tione 

N. K. the Moderator took the oath preseriln'd 

At the above meeting the following persons voted To dispose of the Sur- 
plus Kt* venue as above Uecordeil* 
Joseph M. Caswell Hichanl G. Halh-y 

Asa Caswell John W. Kan«lall 

Jose].h A. Caswell Joseph C. Newton 

William H. Caswell John H. Downs 

AVilliam S. Randall William Downs 

Lrmuel Caswell William C. Newton 

liichard Kandall 

[129] 

Whereas the Society for proj);ii;ating the Gosp«*l have benevolently as- 
sisted us in the means for moral and mental improvement for many years 
vfc whereiis the Rev- A. 1*. Peolxxlv of Port>mouth has been an active 
agent in thus <loing us gmxl therefor 

Resolvt'd 1. That we hereby express to Rtv A. P. Probo<ly aod 
through him to that Society & others our sensibility of their benevolence 
and uur grateful acknowledgements for their labor of love Resolve. 2. 
That althctugh we may not always have appreciated as we ought to have 
done their acts of kindness, we will hereafter if our privileges may be con- 
tinued Set a higher value upon and make a l)etter improvement of them. 
The above resolutions were<l passed unanimously March 12th. 4Dt 

[131] 

[Warrant for town-meeting, without date, but evidently of 1850. Jo- 
seph M. Caswell, William H. Ciuswell, and Rieln-rd G. Haley, " Select men," 
"the Constable being absent," notify the inhabitants of Gos|X)rt qualified 
to vote to assemble at the '* schoolhous " on Tuesday, 12 Mar. next, at 2 
P.M., to act on articles stated in the warrant.] 

♦ The " Surplus Revenue " here devoted to public purposes appears to be the money 
obtained for the town by the Kev. Abraham Plunier, when he served as the repre- 
sentative of Gosport in 1848, as set forth in the biographical sketch on p. 135 of the 
original records. 

fThe Society actually withdrew its aid for a time. The outcome of this promise 
and of some other petitions, together with the iutercession of Mr. Peabody, was the 
appointment of Mr. Eastman (p. 143). 



1914] Town Records of Gospoi-t^ JST, H, 39 

[132] 

Gosport March 12*^^ 1850 Took up the first articl of the warrent and 
chose Wm Caswell Moderator 2 voted for State and Couty officers 
For Governor Samuel Dismor [Dinsmoor] had 8 
Levi Chamberlain had 5 

4 for altering the Constitution 6 

5 voted to postpone the 5 art of the warrent* 

6 Chose J. M. Caswell Town Clerk 7 Asa Caswell Rich G Haley 

J. W. Randall Select men 8 Wm H Caswell J. C. Randall Con- 
stales 
9 Voted to Receive the bills of Wm C Newton and Wm. S. Randall 
March 12*^^ 1850 The Inhabetents have ben warned Accordingly 

J. W. Randall 
Asa Caswell 
Rich G Haley 

Select men 
The Constable being absent 

[133] 

[ " Record " by George Beebe, Town Clerk, 28 Feb. 1862, of a mortgage 
given 21 Feb. 1862 by Wm. C. Berry of Gosport to Georg W. Randall of 
Portsmouth, in consideration of $135. The property comprised ''one 
ninth part of the schooner Cottage Girl built at Gloucester Massachusetts, 
and enroled at the port of said Gloucester N° 42 March, 6. A.D. 1861."] 

[134] 

Miss. N. J. Underbill of Chester N. H. a school teacher who had in- 
structed the youth of this place for nearly two years last past came to her 
death by drowning Monday evening Sept. 11. 1848. Her body was found 
Sept 18th on the Shore at Cape Neddock The body was taken to Chester 
and buried Thursd 21 Inst She was about 34 yrs. of agef Her kind- 
ness and willingness to do go good to all was manifested among us and 
her loss is very lamented by this people. Though dead she yet speaketh 
and while we look back upon her life which was truely exemplary it leaves 
the impression that she will come forth in the morning of the first Resur- 
rection ujDon which the Secon deathe can have no power 

W. C. Newton Town Clerk 

[135] 

The Reve. Abraham Plumer Minister of the Gospel whose place of 
nativity was Monroe maine made his first visit to this place July 28th 
1844 His Second visit, September first of the Same year Previous to 
his comeing to this place he was at Candia Newhampshire and removed 
to this place with his family Mrs. Betsy C. Plumer and three children 
Oct. 4*^ 1844. And remained among us up to August 2°"^, 1848 when 
he removed to Matinicus Island, Maine. During his Stay among us. 
The Schoolhouse was built the Parsonage house repaired and chimney re- 

*This article called for the election of a representative to the State le^^islature. 

tThe Portsmouth Journal of 23 Sept. 1848 states that she was about thirty years of 
age and a native of Derry. The accident occurred about half past seven o'clock near 
the so-called *' Chair," but she was not washed from the Chair itself. She was out with 
others to watch the very heavy surf. The popular tale that others have been washed 
from the Chair appears to have only this foundation, that in 1864 Eveline Caswell of 
Gosport and Lydia Varrel of Rye togethei* were washed off the rocks, but below this 
place and nearer to Southern Point. 



40 



Town Records of Gosj)ort, N, H, 



[Jan. 



built and porch also annex t to the back of the house The barn was also 
built. Through his instrumentality this work was done He collected 
what he could but did not obtain Suthcient to defray the exi)ence. He 
did most of the work himself. He wiis a member of the State Legislature 
from this place and obtained from the Treasury A Surj^lus revenue which 
we did not receive at the [time] it was divided to other places. This 
money was expend in repairing the meeting house &c* 

Duriu'T his Stay of nearly four years he was also his family were 
greatly interested in the well being of the people, constMpiently with but 
few exceptions he was highly respected by them in return. 

Gosport 184^. W. C. Newton j Town Clerk 

His Successor to the Ministery was the Keve. L. 0. lilodgettf from 
Rye N. II. who continued among us up to Sej)t. 2i>"' 1S41> when it became 
manifest to his imi)loyers that for lack of interest in his labors he could 
accom])lish no good among the peoi)le he was permitted to leave 

W. C. Newton 5 Town Clerk 

[13G] 
[Warrant for town-meeting, dated '21 Feb. IH.'il. Asa Caswell and 
John W. Randall, '' Select men," retpiest Wm. il. Caswell, one of the Con- 
stables, to warn the inhabitants (jualitied to vote to assemble at the ** Sehool- 
house " on Tuesday, 1 1 Mar. next, at '1 P.M., to act on articles st4it<Ml in the 
warrant, including an article '* To Vote Against the Sale of Spirituous 
Li{jUors in tin- Town."] 

[137] 

[A strip at the top of this page lia.s been cut off, but apparently no 
record has been lost.] 

March 11^'' ISal. Tin- iiihai»iiants met as notified bv warrant. Took 
up Article First, chose Wm. H. Caswell nnxlerator Art. 2. Voted for 
State and Countv t)tricei*s with the followin;; results For Governor Sam- 
uel Dinsmoor had twelve Votes For Councillor Greenleaf Clarke had 
twelve Votes For Senator Alfred Hoitt had twelve Vot«*s For Treasurer 
Winthrop. H. Dudley had twelve Votes For Register Gideon Webster 
had twelve votes. For Road Commissioners George H. Taylor Daniel 
Melcher. John. M. ^Veare had twelve Votes each For Representative to 
Congress George. W. Kittredge had twelve Votes, A. Tuck one. Art 3. 
voted for one man to Represent the Town in in the Stat<* Legislature. W. 
C. Newton had one Vote John Caswell two Richard G. llalev, had ten 
Votes and was declared to be Elected Art 4 Chose Willium. C. Newton 
Town Clerk Art o Chose Joseph. M. Caswell, Wm. H Caswell Asa K 
Caswell, Select men Art Chose John Caswell, ^^'m. C. Berry Consta- 
bles All the above named officers except Wm. C Berry Were Sworn as 
the law directs. Art. 7. Twelve Votes were cast for the amended Con- 
stitution as proposed by the Constitutional Convention. Art. 8. Twelve 
Votes also Cast for the homestead Exemption Bill Art. 9. Voted 
against the Sale of Spirituous liquors in the Town 

J William. C. Newton | Clerk 

[138] 
Gosport 1851 Richard. G. Haley member of the Legislature from this 
place June Session 1851 against Strong oposition was Successful in gain- 

*Cf. p. 128 of the original records. 

t Mr. Blodtjett also was a native of Xew Hampshire. He was born at Stewartstown 
in 1811 and died there in 1852. 



1914] Town Records of Gosport, JSf, H, 41 

ing the appointment of Wm. H. Caswell as branch pilot for the Piscatequa 
River also the Appointment of Wm. C. Newton as Justice of the Peace 
He was also paid Some fifteen dollars Literari funds due for the present 
and past years 

[143] 

Gosport 1851 & 1852. On the recommendation of Rev. A. P. Peabody 
of Portsmouth N. H. to " The Society fer Propagating the Gospel among 
the Indians and Others in North America" Oliver I). Eastman of King- 
ston N. H. was sent to this place both as the Missionary to the people 
and Teacher of their school. 

He made his first visit May 18^^^ 1851, had one meeting, visited and 
prayed with every family. 

Came to commence his labors June 13*^ and generally had three meet- 
ings on the Sabbath when his health and the weather would permit, and 
some evening meetings during the week. Had a sabbath-school regularly 
of about twenty children. 

He obtained as a present from the American Sabbath School Union a 
Library of fifty books for the sabbath school in this place. 

Some individuals in Newburyport gave to the school a set of " Bliss's 
Out-line Maps " eight in number cost seven dollars. 

Mr. E. Stedman of Newburyport gave a bell weighing ten pounds 
through the kindness of Miss Mary C. Greenleaf of Newburyport. 

Messrs G. & C. Merriam of Springfield Mass. presented for the benefit 
of the school ''Webster's large Dictionary." — Elder J. V. Himes of Bos- 
ton gave a quantity of Tracts which have been distributed from time to 
time among the people. 

During the winter some more interest was manifested in the subject of 
Religion. Some were reclaimed from a backsliding state and expressed 
their resolution to serve the Lord the remainder of their life. May the 
Lord bless them and help them to gain eternal life. To God be all the 
Glory forever. There was a summer school of twelve weeks commencing 
June 16**^ and ending September 13*^^ 1851. The whole number of schol- 
ars was 28, males 14 and females 14 — Average attendance 18. The 
irregularity of the scholars attendance injures the school very much. 

[144] 

The studies pursued in the school were arithmetic, grammar, geography, 
reading writing and spelling. The progress was very good. The school 
was visited by Rev. Mr. Peabody & Mr. Foster with some others from 
Portsmouth, also Gov. S. Dinsmoor of Keene N. II. and several other 
gentlemen who expressed their gratification in finding our school in so 
prosperous a condition. The winter school commenced Nov. 10, 1851. 
and continued 17 weeks ending March 8*^^ 1852. Whole number of 
scholars 35. Average attendance 23. Number of scholars under 16 
years of age 26. Number of scholars over 16 years of age 9. Amount 
expended for fuel $10 besides incidental expenses. Studies pursued in 
the school, Arithmetic, Grammar, Geography, Astronomy, Book-keeping, 
Reading writing & spelling. Progress made in the several branches was 
very good. L. L. Thaxter Esq. visited the school March 4*^ and ex- 
pressed his gratification & pleasure to observe the good attention & 
attainments of the scholars. May the blessing of the Lord rest upon the 
labor bestowed upon the school, & people. After a vacation of a few 
weeks the school was again continued from April 10 of [for?] three 



42 Town Records of Gosport^ iV. II. [Jan. 

weeks and closed May P* 1852, making eight months. The improvement 
in tfie several branches taught has been very good considering previous 
opportunities & privileges being very limited. It is very desirable that 
a greater interest be had in the subject of education. Truly it is the 
great stepping stone to usefulness in this world and gives us strength of 
mind to labor for the interest of the world to come 

Oliver D. Eastman 

Teacher 

This may certify that the bell above mentioned was sold to 0. I). East- 
man for books for Library J M Caswell Town Clerk 

[14G] 

[Warrant for town-meeting, without date, but doubtless of 1852. Rich- 
erd G. Haley, Wm. II. Caswell, and J. \V. Randall, " Selectmen," '' Con- 
stable ab,t," i.e., being abst'Ut, recpiest the '* Inhabatence " of Gosport 
qualified to vote to asseinbh' at the ** Schoolhouse " on Tuesday, 9 Mar., 
at 2 P.M., to act upon articles stated in the warrant.] 

[1-17] 
March 9'^' 1852 The Inhabitents met acordingly as notified. Took up 
the First Oricle W. C. Nt'wton Moderator- For govcnor Thomas E 
Sawyer 4 Votes Noah Marten l.'i Votes — Richard G. Haley Representa- 
tive .1. M. Caswell Town Clerk W. C. Newton Wm. II Caswell .1. 
W.Randall S<'Iect Men I)a[n]iel Haley Constable Asa Caswell Roleice 
oficer Each Legal Voter to pay Seventy five cts [for town purj)ose8] 
Amend[ment] of the Constitution of the State 9 [Votes?] Vote to hire 
suplus* Boat live dols .1. M. Caswell Town Clerk 

[148] 

At A Legal Town Meeting Holding at (Jospoit Novr 2'** 1852 the In- 
habetens where warn d '^o meet at the schoolhouse at 2 oclock PM 
Wm C Newton Moderator 

[Voted to have the] Sur{)lus Boat at liberty for the Inhabetents 
For Peirce & King 18 Scot and Graham 2 For presidents 
J. M. Caswell Town C By Order of the Select men 
Richar G Haley afor[?] Repreesentive 17 votes 

of twentv one that cast 17 for Noah martin 4 for James bell 
AVm C Newton Wn II Cawell [i.e., Caswell] .1 C Radoll [i.e., Randall] 

Select men J W Randoll Town Clerk L B Caswell Constable 

[140] 

[Warrant for town-meeting, dated PJ Feb. 1853 and entered by John 
W. Randall, Town Clerk. Wm. C. Newton and Wm. H. Caswell, "select 
men," warn the inhabitants of Gosport to assemble at the " School hous " 
on Tuesday, 8 Mar. 1853, at 10 A.M., to act upon articles stated in the 
warrant, among which is an article " to instruct the select men to prosecute 
all violations of the licenez Law." There is no report of this meeting.] 

[150] 

[Warrant for town-meeting, dated 27 Feb. 1854 and entered by John 
W. Randall, Town Clerk. William H. Caswell and John C. Randall, 

*That is, to charge five dollars for the use of the *' surplus " boat (bought from the 
surplus money, as voted in Mar. 1849, according to the record on p. 128, above). The 
next entry in the town records shows that this action was not popular. 



1914] Tow7i Records of Gosporty JSf, H. 43 

" Select men," warn the inhabitants of Gosport to assemble at the "school 
house" on Tuesday, 14 Mar. 1854, at 10 A.M., to act upon articles stated 
in the warrant.] 

[151] 

Gosport N H March 14"^ 1854 

For representative Nathaniel F Berry 2 Willan C Nevton 14 
For first Select me William H Caswell 15 

2 John C Eandall 11 

3 Richard L Randall 13 

For Town Clerk John W. Randall 14 Constable L. L. Caswell 
Taxgather[er] Wm C Nevton [Voted] to raise 10 Dollars for School 

perpose 
A Vote to prosecute all violation of the lise-nce law 

\_Here is written without date] Lorenzo. D. Berry Gosport N. H. 

[152] 

Gosport N H March 20*^ 1854 

Be it Enacted that if any person having keeping or owning one or more 
cows or cattle of any kind and shall refuse or neglect to To yard or barn 
the same in the night Commencing with the first of May & continueing to 
the first night in November he shall pay A fine of one Dollar for each and 
every offence and pay all cost of proccution and Stand Committed untill 
the same is paid Said fines shall go to the benefit of the town 

Resolved that our member to the legislature be and he is hereby in- 
structed to secure the Passao:e of A bill securinof to us our Natural riofhts 

Resolved that the Selectmen be and that they are hereby instructed to 
keep our higkways about our public landings free from all unnecessary 
incumbrance!, 

p53] 

State of Newhampshire Rockingham county ss. To the inhabitants 
of gosport requested to vote as the law directs you are hereby warned and 
requested to meet and assemble at the school house in said Gosport on ♦ 
Tuesday the thirteenth day of march next at two Oclock afternoon to 
consider and vote upon the following Articles viz article 1 To Chose by 
ballot A moderator [This entry stops here. It is probably of the year 
1855.] 

[154] 

[Warrant for town-meeting, dated 20 Feb. 1857, and entered by Rich- 
ard L. Randall, Town Clerk. William H. Caswell, Joseph M. Caswell, 
and Ira G. Randall, Selectmen, warn the inhabitants of Gosport qualified 
to vote to meet at the '' School House " " on the Second Tuesday of March 
next," at 10 A.M., to act upon articles stated in the warrant.] 

[155] 

Gosport March 10 1857 [To erased'] the Inhabitants met as notified 
by Warrant Tookup article First Chose William H Caswell Moderater 
Article 2 Voted for State and County Officers With the following results 
For Governor John S Wells had twelve Vots for Railroad Commissioner 
Mark Noble had twelve Vots for Representative to Congress George W. 
Kittridge had twelve Vots Counciller Thomas J Parsons had twelve 
Vots for Senator Daniel Marcy had twelve Vots Treasurer Benjamin 
F Haley had twelve Vots Register Thomas Smith had twelve Vots 
County Commissioner Josiah G Hadley 



44 Town Records of Gosport, iV^, H, [Jan. 

Republican Ticket for Governor William Ilaile had twelve Vots for 
Representative to Congress James Pike had twelve Vots Railroad Com- 
missioner Jeremy O Nute had twelve Vots Counciller William II H 
Bailey had twelve Vots Senator Samuel P Dow twelve Vots Carried 
over' 

[156] 

for County Officers Treasurer Charles M Norries had twelve Vots for 
Register Ezra B Chase had twelve Vots for Commissioner William C 
Patten twelve Vots Art. 3 Voted for one man to Represent tlie Town in 
the State leifislator Nathaniel F Berrv had Eleven William 11 Caswell 
had thirteen Vots and Was elected 4 Cliose Richard Ti Randall Town 
Clerk Chose William H Caswell Jose})h M. Caswell Ira G Randall 
Selectmen Voted to jnve Betsv Downs the Monev that Beloui^s to 
Town in William C Newtons keeping 7 Voted to Build up the Wall 
aroud the Town Burling Ground" by the labo of the Inhabitants 

Richard L Randall Town Clerk 

[157] 

The Rev George R Beebe Minister of the Gospel Whose native Place 
is Brooklyn N. Y. lie has A Wife an<l two Children he Canu* here 
April 18')(» he is also Doctor amoung us he is liked Boath as A Preacher 
and as Doctor the Inhabitants of Gosj)ort liave given him about Eighty 
Dollars in Preasants and Money the year past 

Gosport March 11 18j7 Hiihard L Randall Town Clerk 

[161] 

[The pages of the Records from j). 101 to p, 172 have at the top the 
words '* Richard L. Randall, Town Clerk " and various dates in Mar. 1857. 
This seems to mean that he either collected these memoranda at this time 
or copied them from the damaged ])ortion of the old book. The first part 
of the existent l)ook I take to be that portion of the old book which was 
still capable of preservation. As the new part seems to liave original rec- 
ords from about 1842, there must have been for a while two books of 
records.] 

Lemuel B Caswell of Gosport Was Married at Newburyport Mass to 
Miss Henrietta Garland of Newburyport by Rev O Eaton December 31 
1845 

Children of L. B. Caswell 

Henrietta E Caswell Was Born March 27 A.D. 1850 
Leonora E Caswell Born April 21) A D 1853 
Joseph H Caswell Was Horn March 24 1850 

Joseph H Caswell Son of Lemuel B and Henriette Caswell Died 
at Newburyport April the 4 A.D. 1856 aged three Weeks 

[162] 

Richard L. Randall and Mary A Caswell Both of Gosport were married 
in Charlestown Mass Dec. 26 A.D. 1847 by the Rev Thomas Star King 
Children of Richard L Randall 

Frances A Randall Was Born September 22 A.D. 1848 
Frank B. Randall Was Born April 13 A.D. 1850 
Ira E Randall Was Born January 31 A D 1853 



1914] Town Records of Gosjoort, JV. H, 45 

[163] 

John B Downs of Gosport and Martha O Foss of Rye N. H. were Married 
in Rye by the Rev B Smith November 27 A D 1834 
Children of the Same 

Sarrah A Downs Born January 6 AD 1836 

Mary E Downs Born November 16 AD 1838 

Ephraim H Downs Born January 31 A D 1840 

John O Downs Born September 10 A D 1841 

Eliza Downs Born September 17 A D 1844 

Elen Downs Born February 14 AD 1848 

Levi W Downs Born September 15 AD 1851 
Died Mary E Downs January the 6 A D 1839 Aged 6 Weeks 

Elen Downs- Died March the 7 1848 aged 3 Weeks 

[164] 

William Robinson and Mary A Randall Both of Gosport Were Married 
in Rye N. H November the 5 A D 1833 by Rev B Smith 
Children of the Same 

John H Robinson Born July 14 A D 1834 
Salley M Robinson Born November 14 A D 1835 
Mary J. Robinson Born September 20 A D 1837 
Emeline B Robinson Born April 20 A D 1840 
Sally M Robinson Born August 12 A D 1843 
Catherin Robinson Born July 14 A D 1842 [s?'c]* 
Lvdia L. Robinson Born November 6 A D 1845 
William C. Robinson Born May 2 A D 1849 
Charles W. Robinson Born August 12 AD 1851 
George A. Robinson Born March 7 AD 1853 
Albert M Robinson Born December 15 A D 1854 

Died Salley M Robinson January the 10 AD 1837 Aged 2 years and 
2 Mounths 
died Salley M Robinson October 20 A D 1843 Aged 2 Mounths 
Catherin Robinson Died June IAD 1847 aged 4 years 11 Mounths"* 
Georg A Robinson Died August the 14 A D 1853 Aged 5 Mounths 
one Week 

[165] 

Elvin Newton and Mary J Robison Both of Gosport Were Married in 
Newburyport Mass by the Reve Willard Smith the 27 of October A D 
1855 

Childrean of the Same 

Ida Newton Born September the 24 A D 1856t 

[166] 

John Caswell and Emeline B Robison Both of Gosport Were Married in 
Newburyport Mass by the Reve Willard Smith the 4 day of July 
AD 1856 

Births 

Pneume Beebe Born July 18 1856 

* A comparison of these entries with that on page 103 sugtjests that she was born 
probably in 1844 and died in 1848, but as she died young the question has little 
interest. 

tMany other children were born to this couple, but they are not recorded in this 
book. 



46 Town Records of Gosport, N, H. [elan. 

John TV Robinson April the 1 18o7 

* Caswell Born March March 18 1857 

Nellia J Randall Born July 21 A D 1857 

Infant Child of William and Nancy A Brenin Born August the 15 
A D 1857 Died August the 21 A D 1857 iiged G days 

[167] 

Samuel H Robinson Jr and Sarah E Newton Both of Gosport Were 
Married in Portsmouth N H bv the Reve 8 Tlianton November the 7 
AD 1855 

Childrean of the Same 

Estelle Newton Born February the 4 1857 

Married in Gosport by the Rev George R Beebe IMav the 1 1857 John C 
Randall to Mrs Hannah P Bakerf Both of (Gosport 

R L Randall Town Clerk 

Married in Gosport Oct 24 1857 by the Rev George R lieebe Mr Josiah 
P Randall of Smutty Nose Island Me to Miss Kli/.a E Caswell of 
Gosport R L Randall Town Clerk 

[ic«] 

William Brtiiin of Halifax N S and Nancy A Newton of Gosport Were 
Married in Nt*wl)urvi>ort Mass Julv the 4 185G by Kdnmnd Smith 
Justice of the Peace 

[16;»] 

these Names AN ere Brought forward from old Book Some one h;ul 
the imj)otanc(» to Scrach out part of their Names on the Old Book. [R. 
L. Randall makrs this note.] 

Childrean of Lemuel and Sarah P Caswell 

John Caswell Horn January the 10 A I) 1H24 
Lemuel L Caswell Horn October the 3 A D 1825 
Mary A Caswell Horn Xevember the 15 A I) l.S28| 
Louiza B Caswell Horn January the ;31 A D 18;n| 
Hannah M Caswell Born Octol)er the 5 A I) 1M;34 
Alfread P Caswell Born January the 19 A D 1841 

[170] 

Childrean of Samuel and Oleva Robinson 

Sarah A Robinson Born August 13 A D 1830 

Samuel II Robinson Born March the 18 A D 1832 

Rositta Robinson Born Septeml)er the 6 A D 1835 
Samuel Robinson and Oleva Haley § Were Married April the 7 A D 1829 

♦Probably Julia, daughter of William H. Caswell. 

+ The widow of Fabius W. Becker. The Beckers were Germans, but the Shoalera 
called them Baker. J. C. Randall was a widower when he married Mrs. Hannah P. 
Becker. His first wife was Mary H. Caswell of Rye, whom he married 19 Feb. 1850. 
She appears to have died about 1855. 

Jin 1912 the only surviving member of this family gave 13 Nov. and 29 Jan. as cor- 
rect dates for this record, and called Alfred P. Caswell Perry A. Caswell, a form which 
does not quite agree with that used elsewhere in these records. The Hannah M. Cas- 
well of this list is the one called Hannah Maria Titcomb Caswell on p. 33 of these rec- 
ords. I have recently found an explanation of this name in the presence of Miss M. 
Titcomb as one of the teachers at Gosport in the summer of 1834. 

§ She was the widow of Samuel Haley, son of " Captain Sam " and grandson of the 
first Samuel Haley of Smutty Nose. 

[To be concluded] 




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1914] Genealogical Research in England 47 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from vol. 67, page 348] 
POMEROY 

In Register, vol. 67, pp. 261-262 (July 1913), certain records per- 
taining to the Pomeroys oi: Beaminster, co. Dorset, were published, and it 
was stated that the claim made by descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy, the 
emigrant to New England, that he was closely related to a famous 
armorial family of the name in Devon, seemed baseless. Jt is the purpose 
of this communication to present further evidence bearini>: on the alleo-ed 
descent of Eltweed Pomeroy from the Pomeroys of Berry-Pomeroy, co. 
Devon. 

The Pomeroy pedigree which faces this page is a photographic repror 
duction of fo. 109 dorso (original fo. 85 dorso) of llarleian MS. 1091, in 
the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum, London, this MS. 
containing the Visitation of Devon in 1564 by William Harvey, Clarenceux 
King-of-Arms. It has been proved that the Pomeroy family of this photo- 
graphed pedigree was a younger branch of the very ancient armigerous 
family of Pomeroy of Berry-Pomeroy, co. Devon. In this photograph, 
near the bottom and above the stamp of the British Museum, the pedigree 
ends with two brothers, Henry and John Pomeroy, sons of Richard and 
Eleanor (Coker) Pomeroy, and to the name of Henry Pomeroy a symbol 
indicating marriage is attached, with a depending line that suggests that 
he had descendants whose names are not given in the pedigree. The 
following records show who some of these descendants were. 

In the Visitation of Devon in 1620 Arthur Harrys entered a Harrys 
pedigree, which is reproduced below. The original drafts made by the 
heralds for that visitation are preserved in Harleian MSS. 1 1 63 and 11 64 
in the British Museum, and were printed in 1872 in vol. 6 of the Publi- 
cations of the Harleian Society, the Harrys pedigree appearing on p. 139 
of that volume. 

Ji^arrgs of C!}erstan. 

[Arms described.] 
Walter Harris of Monmouthshire= 



I 
1, d. of = Edward Harris of Cornwall = Aim d. & h. of 



Vowell 



(Cornworthy^ Devon) ^ pencil note 



Wni. Huckmore.' 



SirTho.= d. of 1, Honor =Artlmre Harris= Phillip d. Su/an 



Harris, 

Serjeant 

at Law 



Sir d. of John of Cherston in of Rich. Duke -.j „ 

Hen. Pom- Wykes of com. Devon. of Otterton in J^^'i^^or- 

eroy Northwyke living 1020 com. Devon ^/^'^^"^ ?, . 

•^ J fc) Cornworthie 



I I 

Ann=Sir Tho. Sir p:dvvard Harris of Connvall Kt., 

Southwell & Chiefe .Justice of Munster in Ire- 

land, living 1020 

AiMiiuiii-: Hahuys. 



48 Genealogical llesearch in England [eTan. 

Administration on the estate of PIenry Pomeroye. On 5 of July 
[1575] a commission was issued to Richard Pomeroye, natural and legiti- 
mate son of Henry Pomeroye, late of Totues in tlie county of Devon, 
having [goods] etc., being sworn to administer well tlie goods, rights, and 
credits of the said deceased, there being revoked letters of administration 
on the goods of the said deceased, elsewhere granted to a certain Kichard 
Pomeroye now or formerly of the aforesaid Totnes, which were surrep- 
titiously secured by him by suppression of truth and by false statement in 
the mouth of June 1559, for the full requirement of justice, as appears 
from the acts of the court on this day concluded. (P. C. C, Administra- 
tion Act Book, 1572-1580, fo. 80 do/so. Translated from the Latin.) 

ITie Will of Ac^NES Harris of Cornworthie, co. Devon, widow, 1 De- 
cember lOOl. My body to be buried in the j)arish churc^h of C'orneworthie. 
To the re])aration of the church of Corneworthie 6s. 8d. To the poor of 
CoriK'Wortliie 'iOs. '^ Itm I give and b( queath vnto my sonne Hicherd 
Pomerie all my landes in Tottnesor els wheresoever for terme of his liefe, 
and after his decease to tlie heyres of his bodye lawfuUie begotten and for 
defaulte of such issue vnto 'i'homas Pomerie mv sonne for terme of his 
liefe and after his decease to the lievres of liis IhxIv lawfullie Ix'irotten 
and for defaulte of such Issue vnto Giles liarris mv sonne and bis bevres 
for ever. Itm ifarther I give and becpieatli vnto my sonne Kieharde 
Pomerie my best Saultsvller of silver guilt and sixe silver spoones and 
twentie pounds of Lawful! mony of Englunde, to be paide within one yeere 
niter my decease by myne exe(piitor and also two fetherbeds p'fourmed. 
Itm I give vnto Thomas P(un«rie my sonne tenue pounds in mony and 
vnto lieuerie Pomerie tlie sonn«' of the saide Thomas Pomerie vj*' vj" viij** 
in monev lK>th to be paide 1)V mvne execiuitor within one veere after mv 
decease." To mv son (iiles Harris after mv decease for the term of four 
score years, if the sai<l Giles so long live, all these my houses, courts, barns, 
stables, shippins, orchards, gardens, and :ill those other parcels of land late 
the houses of one Samuell \N'eymoth, which I have of the demise and 
grant of one Thomas Harris, Sergeant of Lawe, and one Edward Harris 
Ksquier his son, for divers years yet to come determinable upon the lives 
of the said (iiles Harris, Arthur Fortescue, and Hridg(itt Fortescue, as in 
my said deed doth more at large appear. If the said Giles Harries die 
before the expiration of the said term of four score years, then the 
remainder of the term shall come to mv dau^'hter Suzanne Fortescue, and 
if she die before the expiration of said term, then the remainder of said 
term shall come to Arthure Fortescue and Hridi^et Fortescue their execu- 
tors and assigns. If my son Giles Harries marry, all my term of years 
shall remain wholly for his better preferment and advancement, he paying 
within two vears after liis marriaj'e to his sister Suzan Fortescue £30. 
Mv deed to remain in the custodv of mv executor until this be performed 
by the said Giles Harris. To my son Giles Harris two feather beds per- 
formed. To my daughter Suzan P'ortescue two featherbeds performed, 
my three silk gowns, my best kirtles, my two fore kirtles of silk, and all 
the goods in the chamber within the chamber that I now lie in called my 
study, except that coffer wherein my writings are and one spruce coffer 
with all that is in them and except certain other things which I give by 
my will by especial names. To my daughter Susanne F^ortescue £100, 
on condition that Henrie Fortescue her husband give security to my 
executor that the said Susanne shall have the said £100 with the benefit 



1914] Genealogical Research in England 49 

and gain thereof to her use during her life. If said Henrie do not give 
such security, tlien my executor shall keep the £100 and pay my daughter 
Suzanne £10 a year during her life, and at her death the said £100 to be 
equally divided between her children Arthure Fortescue, Agnes Fortescue, 
and Bridgett Fortescue. I give to the said Arthure Fortescue, Agnes 
Fortescue, and Bridget Fortescue £6. 6s. 8d. apiece. To Susan Sugar, a 
child that is with my son Arthur Harris, £6. 6s. 8d. To Margaret 
Fraunces, my servant, £6. 6s. 8d. To Agnes Gordan £3. 3s. 4d. To 
Elizabeth Hoper, my servant, 20s. To Grace Perott, my servant, 10s. 
To Edith my servant, 20s. To Richerd Frauncis, my servant, 20s. To 
John Mungey, my servant, 20s. To Christopher Saunder, my servant, 
£3. To Phillip Hamlyn, my servant, 10s. To William Desteyne, my 
servant, 20s. To Agnes Coke 5s. If any of these servants depart before 
my death, the legacy of such to be void. " Itm.' I give vnto Alice Pomerie 
my son Richard Pomerie his wife my blacke Cloth gowne garded w*'^ 
velvet, one stammel Petticott w^^^ one gard of velvet, sixe smockes. Two 
bordclothes, and one dozen of Napkins." To Arthure Harris my son the 
bed which I do lie on. All the rest of my goods and chattels not given 
or bequeathed I give to my son Arthure Harris, whom I make my whole 
and sole Executor. Proved at Exeter, 11 August 1603, by the executor 
in the person of P^dward Marsh, notary public. Inventory, £496. 12s. 
(Principal Registry of the Bishop of Exeter, vol. for 1579-1603, fo. 343.) 

Administration on the goods of Gyles Harrys late of Cornworthy, 
gent., who died intestate, was granted 23 March 1608/9 to Arthur Harris 
of Vgborrough, co. Devon, armiger, his brother, the said Arthur and John 
Monioy of the same, yeoman, being bound in £60. Inventory, taken 20 
May 1608 by Humphrie Englishe, Roberte Tookerman, and Josephe 
White, amounts to £35. 2s. Od., and includes a chattle lease of a mill with 
appurtenances worth £20. It was exhibited in court 23 March 1608/9. 
( Archdeaconry of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1608, original administra- 
tion.) 

The Will of Richerd pomroy' in the parish of Cornworthie, co. Devon, 
gent., 11 May 1621. To the poor of Cornworthe 5s. To Frances Tock- 
erman, Violete Tockerman, and Susan Tockerman, children of Robert 
Tockerman,* a days lamb each. To all my servants 12d. each. All resi- 
due of my goods and chattels, moveable and immoveable, to my wife, 
whom I make my sole executrix. Oveu^seers : John Crewse and Jolin 
Dourtes. Witness: Pliillo Horswill. Proved 3 August 1621. (Arch- 
deaconry of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1621, filed will. ) 

Inventory of Richard Pom'oye of Cornworthy, co. Devon, gentleman, 
deceased, taken 29 June 1621. 

2 oxen 1 cow 3 steers 1 heifer £10- 0-0 

1 horse 2- 0-0 

38 sheep 10- 0-0 

10 lambs 1- 0-0 

6 swine hogs 1-10-0 

corn in the ground 30- 0-0 

corn in store 1- 0-0 

* This Robert Tuckerman married at Cornworthy, 2 Dec. 1615, Agnes Fortescue, a 
niece of the testator, and daughter of Henry Fortescue by his wife Susanna Harris, 
who was a half-sister of the testator. 



50 Genealogical Research in England [Jan, 

4 beds with their apparel 6- 0-0 

his apparel G-13-8 

1 chest 2 coffers & other old stuff 1- 0-0 

A table board a side board a form 2 chairs & 3 stools 2- 0-0 

4 brass pans & 2 kettles 2- 0-0 

3 brass pots 1- 0-0 
9 platers 4 podengers 3 saucers 3 candle sticks & 

other stuff 0-1 G-0 
A spit a pr of andirons & other stuff' belonging to the 

kitchen. 0- 5-0 

Three kencs 1 pipe 1 hogshead & other timber vessells 0-1 G-0 

1 chettle 1- 0-0 
The })k)uirh stuff 1 harx [liarness?] & other small 

Iniplt-ments 0-15-0 

3 i)air of ropes 2 saddles & other things unknown 1- 0-0 

One chattle lease 10- 0-0 



£87- 5-8 \^sic] 

[The total amount is actually £88-15-8.] 

Exhibited 3 Aui^ust 1G21 bv Alice Pomerv, the executrix. (Arch- 
deaconrv of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1^)21, oriijinal inventory.) 

The \Vill of Ealse Pom'vk of Cornworthie, co. Devon, widow, 21 April 
1G23. To the poor of Cornworthie ')s. To John Fosterd and Christian 
Fosterd two sheep each. To William Herrve of Corneworthie two bed- 
steads, two double beds, a pair of blankets, and a coverlet. To .loan 
lierrye, daughter of the said William, two sheep, a chest, a new gown and 
a petticoat, three platters, a featlu-r bed, a blanket, a cov(*rlet, a bolster, 
a pillow, and a pot, these things to remain in the hands of William Herrye 
for six years. To Kalse Ilurswill, my goddaughti'r, 10s., and to Redegon 
Horswill my serine ijown. To Ealse Berrye, wife of William, a ifown. 
All the residue of my goods and chatti-ls to John Horswill, whom I make 
sole executor. Witnesses: John Crewse, Phillo Horswill, and John 
Foster. Proved 20 June 1623. (Archdeaconry of Totnes, Deanery of 
Totnes, 1G23, tiled will.) 

Inventory of the goods of ^P^ Ealsk Pom'ye, prised by John Crewse 
and Phillip[) Horswill. 

21 sheep 

1 horse 
3 swine hoi^s 
Corn in the i^round 
Beans in the ;:round 

2 feather beds performed 

2 double beds 
Apparel 3 gowns 3 petticoats 3 waistcoats 5 aprons 

with other linen 2 hats 2 cloaks one [ ]&.a[>- 8 00 

hood 
A suit of mans apparel 
A chest 2 coffers 1 bedstead 

3 beds teds 

3 brass pans & a brass kettle 
2 brass crocks a posnet 1 skillett 



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1 table board 1 side board 1 form 3 chairs & 3 stools 
9 platters, 2 porringers, 3 candlesticks with other ) 

stuff & 2 scissors * J 

1 spit, 1 pr andirones & other kitchen stuff 
one pipe one beefe 4 bucketts with other timber 

vessell 
1 hackney saddle one pillion with covering 
1 iron loom 2 says with other small things 
For other things forgotten 
Her money in store 

£35 10 0, 

Exhibited 20 June 1623 by John Horswill, the executor. (Archdea- 
conry of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1623, original inventory.) 

The Will of Arthure Harris of Norton [in the parish of Churston], 
CO. Devon, 20 April 1638. To the poor of Churston £10. To the poor 
of Cornworthie £10. To the poor of Blackawton £5. To the poor of 
Kingesbridge £5. To the poor of Dodbr[ook] £5, to remain as a stock 
to the use of the poor forever. The overseers and churchwardens of said 
parishes to cause the tenour of this my bequest to be fairly written in 
parchment and put into a frame and hung up in the several parish churches 
aforesaid that others may be encouraged and men's charities not spent, 
misemployed, and diverted, contrary to their intent and meaning, as too 
often in such cases is done. To my nephew^ Sir Thomas Harris lands in 
Cornworthie which 1 purchased for one thousand years, he paying £100 
to my nephew"* Edmond Harris, his brother, and confirming any such 
grants of estates as I have heretofore entered in the name and on behalf 
#f Sir P^dward Harris, his father. To Bartholemew Fortescue, son of 
Arthure Fortescue, all my estate called Pynwelles, he paying to his 
brother John Fortescue £6 a year. To Arthur Fortescue and Edward 
Fortescue, my sister's sons, the remainder of my estate after my wife's 
decease, in lands called Norton and in woods called Lords wood, which T 
hold for their lives, and to them £10 a year until my wife's decease. To 
Susan Fortescue and Gartrude Fortescue, daughters of said Arthur 
Fortescue, £60 each, and to P^lizabeth Fortescue, another daughter of said 
Arthur Fortescue, £70. To my sister Fortescue £20, and to her daughter 
Agnes Waymouth £20, and to the said Agnes seven children £15 each. 
To Bridgett Francis, my sister Fortescue's daughter, £20, and to her son 
John Francis £50. To my cousin Thomas Harris, son of my brother 
John Harris, £40, and to his brother Edward Harris £20, and to his 
brother John Harris £60. " I give vnto Henry Pomeroy, Sonne [of 
T]homas Pomeroy my brother, three score pounds, and vnto Tho[mas] 
Pomeroy, sonne of the sd Henrey, fortie poundes, all to be payed within a 
yeere after my decease." To Frances Ryder, my goddaughter, £40. To 
Jane Foxworthie £7 due to me from her husband. To Susan Roope 40s., 
and 20s. each to the children of said Susan. To each godchild 10s. To 
John Mortary, my servant, all my estate in Butt Meadow purchased of 
George Sapp deceased. To goddaughter Jane Beare, daughter of Thomas 
Beare, gent., £10, and to my said cousin Thomas Beare a gold ring with 
this poesie, '* spare speake and spare speede." To every servant 40s. 

* He was a grandnephew of the testator. 
VOL. LXVIII. 4 



52 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

All residue to Philipp Harris, my wife, executrix. Witnesses : Thomas 
Beare, INIarie Beare, Richard Baker, Edward White, and Thomas Ed- 
wardes. Proved 13 October 1640 by Phillipa Harris, relict and executrix. 
The widow took oath to the will 6 October 1 640. Inventory, taken by 
Arthur Ryder, John — rtes, and Edward Wliite, and exhibited 13 Oc- 
tober 1640, £928. 16s. 8d. (Principal Registry of the Bishop of Exeter, 
1640, original will and inventory.) 

PoMKROY, Harris, and Fortescue Entries in the Parish 
Registers of Corn worthy, go. Devon, 1562-1634* 

Baptisms 

1565 Zuzanna daughter of Edwarde and Annies Harris 20 January 
[1565/6]. 

1574 Annys daughter of Mr. Thomas Harrys Esquire 22 August. 

1575 Edwardus son of Mr. Thomas Harrevs gentleman 13 December. 
1578 Honor daughter of Mr. Thomas Harries 6 October. 

1588 Agnes daughter of Mr. Henrie Fortescue 14 July. 

1592 Bridget daughter of Mr. Henrie Fortescue 21 January [1592/3]. 

1595 Arthur son of Mr. Henrie Fortescue 28 February [1595/6]. 

1602 P^dward son of Mr. Henrie Fortescue 26 September. 

1604 P^lyzalx'the daugliter of the Worshipful Master Edwarde Harris and 

Elizabeth liis wife 15 A})ril. 
1611 Elizabeth llarryes daughter of Walter Harries 27 November. 

Marriages 

1573 Rychard Scharpham and Marie Pomeraye 26 July. 

1586 Mr. Henrie Fortescue of Wood in the parish of Wodeley esquire, 
son of John Fortescue Esquire of Preston, and Mris. Susanue 
Harrys, daughter of Mr. Edward Harrys esquire, 5 June. 

1610 Walter Harryes and Tliamsinge his wife 26 December. 

1615 Robert Tuckerman and Agnes Fortescue 2 December. 

Burials^ 

1562 Marie Pomerye 28 May. 

1592 ]Mr. Edwarde Harrys Esquier 10 April. 

1592 John Fortescue 4 June. 

1594 William Harrys gentleman, son of Edwarde Harrys Esfjuier, buried 

at Beere Ferrys 29 [szc] February [1594/5]. 
1599 Phillip Fortescue '2'2 June. 

1601 Mrs. Onner Harries wife of Mr. Arther Ilarrie 25 October. 

1602 " M" Agnes Harryes widdowe was buryed xxvj of November." 
1607 Gilles Harryes gt.^Lo January [1607/8]. 

1610 "Thomas Harryes Knyghtt '' 25 May. 

1621 " Richard Pom'ye gentelman was Buried the xvth Dale of June." 

1621 [Henry] Fortescue gentleman 20 March [1621/2]. 

1 630 Mr. Arthur Harris son of Sir Edward Harris 28 August. 

1634 "Lady Elizabeth Harris was buried the eighteenth day of Aprill." 

*The registers of Cornworthy are in a deplorable condition, and many leaves are 
missing. The first baptismal entry now extant is of the 3'ear 1565, but Vivian in his 
printed 'Visitations of the County of Devon gives the baptism of William Harris, 
1 Apr. 1562. The Fortescue entries are taken from Vivian's Visitations, p. 357. 

t There is a gap from 1622 to 1630 in the records of burials. 



1914] Genealogical Research hi England 53 

[Of the places mentioned in the foregoing records, Berry-Pomeroy, the 
seat of the Pomeroy family from the time of William the Conqueror, is 
in the southern part of Devonshire, Totnes is only two miles west from 
Berry-Pomeroy, and Corn worthy is about four miles south from. Totnes. 
Churston, or Churston-Ferrers, is about six miles southeast from Berry- 
Pomeroy. 

From the foregoing material and from other sources referred to below 
the following Pomeroy pedigree has been compiled, the earlier generations 
given in the photograph of Harleian MS. 1091 being omitted : 

1. Thomas Pomeroy (third son of Henry) married* Agnes Cal- 
WAYE, or Kelloway, daughter of Thomas of Sherborne, co. Dorset. 
Children : 

i. Annis, m. Thomas Tresoyl of co. Cornwall. 

ii. Thomas, b. abt. 1481 ; named as son and heir of his father and as 
aged twelve years at the death of the latter, 29 Dec. 1493 (Inqui- 
sitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, vol. 9, no. 61, 9 Henry 
VII) ; not mentioned in the Visitation pedigree of 1564. 

iii. 1SL4.RGARET. 

iv. ■ Thomasine. 

2. V. Richard, b. within a few years of 1487. 
vi. Elizabeth. 

vii. Anna, m. Tristram Hengscot of Exeter; had issue. 

2. Richard Pomeroy {Thomas), born within a few years of 1487 and 

named in the Visitation of 1564, married, probably about 1520, 
Eleanor Coker, daughter of John of co. Dorset. 
Children : 

3. i. Henry, b. probably abt. 1520. 

11. John, named in the Visitation of 1564. 

3. Henry Pomeroy (Richard, Thomas), born probably about 1520 

and named in the Visitation of 1564, was of Totnes, co. Devon, and 
died before June 1559, when administration on his estate was 
surreptitiously obtained by a Richard Pomeroy, as is learned from 
a later administration granted 5 July 1575 to Richard Pomeroy, 
the son of Henry, doubtless when this son came of age. ( Vide 
supra, p. 48.) 

Henry Pomeroy married, about 1550, Agnes or Anne Huck- 
MORE, daughter and heiress of William ; she married secondly,! 
about 1561, as his second wife, Edward Harris of Corn worthy, co. 
Devon, who was buried there 10 Apr. 1592 ; she was buried there 
26 Nov. 1602, being the testatrix of 1 Dec. 1601, whose will has 
been given above. 

Children of Henry and Agnes (Huckmore) Pomeroy, of Totnes, 

CO. Devon : 

i. ELiZAiiprrn (perhaps), b. abt. 1552 ; bur. at Cornworthy 18 Apr. 1634 ; 
m. abt. 1572 Sir Thomas Harris, Knt., of Cornworthy, sergeant- 
at-law, probal)ly her stepbrother, b. abt. 1547, eldest s. of Edward 
of Cornworthy by his first wife, Vowell.J Sir Thomas 

♦Probably about 20 Sept. 1478, when land was conveyed by deed to Thomas Pome- 
roy and his wife from the latter's father. (Vivian's Visitations of the County of 
Devon, p. 607.) 

t Vivian, in his Visitations of the County of Devon, p. 607, erroneously states that 
she married first Edward Harris and secondly Henry Pomeroy. For her children by 
her second husband, Edward Harris, vide infra, p. 54. 

t Edward Harris evidently had also by his first wife, Vowell, a son, John, who 

is named in 1638, with his three sons, Thomas, Edward, and John, in the will of his 
half-brother, Arthur Harris. 



54 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Harris was bur. at Cornworthy 25 May 1610. Ou the Harris tomb 
in Coruwortliy church is an inscription to Sir Thomas Harris and 
Lady Elizabeth his wife and to their children, in which the date 
of Sir Thomas's death is given as 17 May 1610; and on an es- 
cutcheon appear the Harris arms quartering: those of Fomeroy 
witli Kelloway, thus indicating the line of descent of Lady 
Elizabeth. Children, bapt. at Cornworthy: 1. Anne^ bapt. 22 
Aug. 1574; m. Sir Thomas Southwell, Knt., of Suffolk.* 2. Sir 
Edward, justice of Munster, Ire., bapt. 13 Dec. 1575 ; m. Elizabeth 
Vowell, and had issue: Thomas, bapt. 18 June 1598, named in 
1638 in the will of his great-uncle, Arthur Harris; Artliur, bur. 
28 Aug. 1630; Elizabeth, bapt. 15 Apr. 1604; Edmund, named in 
1638 in the will of Arthur Harris. 3. Honor, bapt. 6 Oct. 1578; 
m. Sir Hugli Harris, a knight of Scotland. f 4. Christopher, slain 
in the wars in Flanders. J 

ii. RiciiAKD FoMKHOY, of Comworthy, b. abt. 1554; bur. at Corn- 
worthy 15 June 1621; m. Alick , who survived him. On 

coming of age he obtained administration on his father's estate, 
5 July 1575, as stated above. He and his wife Alice are named in 
1601 in the will of his motiier. Agues (Huckmore) (Fomeroy) 
Harris of Cornworthy, who gave to him lier lauds in Totnes. In 
his own will, dated 11 May 1621, he neither names nor refers to 
any children ; but he gives to three children of Robert Tuckerman 
(husband of Agues Fortescue, a niece of the testator) a lamb 
each, and leaves all the residue of liis estate to his wife. The will 
of his widow, Alice, dated 21 Apr. 1623, neither names nor refers 
to any children. It is, therefore, perfectly evident tliat this 
liirhai'd Poin^rny loft )io i.^t^ue. 

iii. Thomas Fomt-hoy, b. abt. l.')57, is named in 1601 in the will of liis 
mother and also in 1638 in the will of his half-brother, Arthur 
Harris. The name of his wife is unknown. Child: 1. Henry, 
b. probal)ly abt. 1580; named in the wills of his grandmother, 
Agnes (Huckmore) (Fomeroy) Harris, in 1601 and of his half- 
uncle, Arthur Harris, in UV,\^\ had at least one child, Thomas, 
who also is named in the will of Arthur Harris in 1G38. 

Edward Harris of Cornworthy had by his second wife, Agnes (Huck- 
more) PoMEROY, widow of Henry, the following cliildren: 

i. William, bapt. 1 Apr. 1562; bur. 29 [stc] Feb. 1594/5. 

ii. Giles, named in his mother's will in 1601; d. unm.; bur. 15 Jan. 
1607/8. Administration on his estate was granted 23 Mar. 1608/9 
to his brother, Arthur Harris. 

iii. Susan, bapt. 20 Jan. 1565/(j; in. 5 June 1586 Henky Fortescue. 
Children: 1. Agnes, bapt. 14 July 1588; m. (1) 2 Dec. 1615 

Robert Tuckerman of Cornworthy; ra. (2) Weymouth, 

being called Agnes Weymouth in 1638 in the will of her uncle, 
Arthur Harris; children by first husband: Frances, Violet, and 
Susan, all named in 1621 in the will of their great-uncle, Richard 
Fomeroy. 2. John, bur. 4 June 1592. 3. Bridget, bapt. 21 Jan. 

1592/3; m. Francis, being called Bridget Francis in 1638 

in the will of her uncle, Arthur Harris. 4. Arthur, bapt. 28 Feb. 
1595/6; named, with issue, in 1638 in the will of his uncle, Arthur 
Harris. 5. Philip, bur. 22 June 1599. 6. Edward, bapt. 26 Sept. 
• 1602; named in 1638 in the will of his uncle, Arthur Harris. 

iv. Arthur, of Churston. co. Devon, the testator of 1638, b. abt. 1568; 
m. twice; d. s. p. He entered the Harris pedigree in the Visita- 
tion of Devon in 1620. His will seems to indicate that he intended 

• The words " of Suffolk " are obtained from the inscription on the Harris tomb at 
Cornworthy. 

fThis marriage record is taken from the inscription on the Harris tomb at Corn- 
worthy. 

t This record is taken from the Harris tomb at Cornworthy, where Christopher is 
called the youngest son. 



1914] Genealogical Research in England 55 

to leave legacies to all of his near kindred, including grand- 
nephews and grand-nieces; and therefore the fact that no de- 
scendants of his half-brother, Richard Pomeroy, are mentioned 
in this will affords further evidence that there were no such 
descendants. 

The foregoing records prove beyond question that Richard Pomeroy, 
born probably about 1554, son of Henry and Agnes (Huckmore) Pomeroy, 
died at Cornworthy, co. Devon, in June 1621, leaving no issue. Never- 
theless, I am informed that the History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy 
Family, 1912, p. 67, represents this Richard Pomeroy as identical with a 
Richard Pomeroy who was the father of Eltweed Pomeroy, the emigrant 
to New England, baptized 4 July 1585 at Beaminster, co. Dorset, a parish 
which is over seventy miles northeast from Cornworthy. As the foregoing 
records prove that these two Richard Pomeroys were not identical, the 
pedigree given in the History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family 
breaks down, and at present nothing is known of the ancestry of Richard 
Pomeroy of Beaminster, the father of Eltweed. The descent of P^ltweed 
Pomeroy from the armorial family of Pomeroy of Berry-Pomeroy is, 
therefore, entirely conjectural, and according to heraldic usage the de- 
scendants of Eltweed Pomeroy have no right to bear the Pomeroy arms 
until the descent from the armorial family has been established. 

Considerable work has been done in an effort to find the true ancestry 
of Richard Pomeroy of Beaminster, co. Dorset, the father of Eltweed 
Pomeroy. Eighty Pomeroy estates previous to 1650 are referred to in 
the calendars of the various probate courts at Exeter, co. Devon, but the 
documents pertaining to thirty-four of these estates are missing ; abstracts 
have been made of the papers relating to the remaining forty-six estates. 
The general probate records for co. Dorset, now preserved at Blandford, 
do not begin until about 1660. Wills of many testators, belonging to 
various families of Beaminster, Netherbury, Symondsbury, and other 
neighboring parishes, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and in the 
Peculiar Court of the Dean of Sarum, have been read. Some work also 
has been done in searching the registers of parishes around Beaminster. 
No definite results have been obtained ; but the region around Beaminster 
teems with yeoman families named Pomeroy, and at least two Richards 
have been found, either one of whom may possibly have been identical 
with Richard the father of Eltweed. — P^. F.] 

[Immediately preceding p. 109 in the History and Genealogy of the 
Pomeroy Family is a facsimile of a manuscript pedigree which is certified 
to be " a true reading of the words shown in the photograph of Ilarleian 
MS 2 1893 submitted to me this day."* A comparison of this facsimile 
in the History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family with tlie plioto- 
graphic reproduction of fo. 109 dorso of Ilarleian MS. 1091 (which faces 
p. 47 above) shows that in preparing the pedigree for the History and 
Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family a photograph of fo. 109 dorso of 
Harleian MS. 1091 was taken, that certain changes and additions were 
then made at the beginning of the pedigree, and that at the bottom of the 
pedigree the family of Richard of Beaminster was added from records 
derived from the transcripts of the Beaminster registers, Richard of Bea- 

*In this certification the number 21893 has been crossed out. The meaninpf of tbis 
number is not clear. In the British Museum only the so-called "Additional MSS." 
have such high numbers, and Additional MS. 21893 is a tract by Rev. Hugh Jones of 
Virginia. 



56 Genealogical Research in Enyland [Jan. 

minster beiD"- re^ranltHl as idoiitical with Rirhanl tlio son of Ilonry and 
Afjnes or Anne (Huckuiore) Pomerov. Then apparently the whole com- 
posite peditp-ee, includiu;^ these changes and additions, was photographed, 
and was certified as has i>een stated al)ovc, and it is evidently a facsimile of 
this later photoixraph which is given in the History and Genealogy of the 
Pomerov Family. Ohviously such a p<'<ligree has no value as evidence 
of the ancestry of Richard Pomeroy of Beaminsler, tlie father of the emi- 
grant Eltweed, since it is merely a present-<lay compilation of material 
derived from various sources. 

Tlie reconls »dven hv Miss French in this article destroy the p:irin-ular 
heraldic line of ancestry that has In'en chiime<i for Kltwt»e<l Pomeroy. 
Whether or not he was in any other way a descendant of the Norman 
armorial familv of Pomeroy of li«rry- Pomeroy can with our present 
knowledi;e neither Ik* athrnnd nor denie<i. In America a genenil miscon- 
ceT)tion exist.s that all persons iK-aring the name pla<*e-surname. such as 
Ponxrov, Skipwith, Ikrkeley, and the like, are thscentlanl*^ of tlie Nor- 
man lords of that place in Kngland. In reality, however, tliroughout 
Kn-dand, at the time (a)M>ut IJOU) wlieii the common people lM«g:in to 
assume hereditary surnanjes, many |M'a.Hants of Anglo-Saxon or British 
orijrin and without surnames, who>e ancestors were serfs of tliese Norman 
landlords, on removing from their native plac«'s t<K»k the names of these 
places as family nauje.", an<l Ucame the progenitors of yeoman families 
which bore surnamen derivtHi from plactMiame^ but wi-re not descended 
from the Norman lonU of those j -. Kit weed Ponuniv may have been 
descended in some junior line fntin the Norman arm<> tuiily of Pom&> 

rov of Herry-Pomer<)y, but on the other liand hu may not have In-en of 
their bkKxl at all. — ,1. Gaud.ni.u Hautlktt.] 

Bahraob 

The Will oi .\i.\K3 Uavbicii of Ab)x)t8 Carkwell [co. l>e\«>nj, o At 
uary 1GU4/5. To the |»oor of AbUitts Carkwell. To Richard HavbicL _ 

"daye lam,** to Mychaill Havbich a **daye lam,** to .T H ■• bich 1 2d., 

to Roger Havbich 12<1., all th«-s«' Ix-iug sous of James i, ...... ;.. To !««able 

C'adnt r (><1. To Anne C'adner fnl. To Alleyn Cossell 12d. To Marreu 
Marten 12d. To chihlren of John Baker rxl. All residue to (ieorgo 
Heaves, executor. Witnesses: Mycliaell Bick»'fonI and Manin Marten. 
Prov««d 11 .lulv IGOC. Inventory, taken bv Richard (adner and Mvchoell 
Bickeford 2^) .fune ir.oO, and exhibit^nl 1 July ir.nr,, £22. 12. 0. '(Arch- 
deaconry of Totnes, Deanery of IpplejH'U, 1 CUG, original will.) 

Tile Will of Ro(;kk BAititAGF. of Totnes, co. Devon, yeoman, 1 Janu- 
ary MOW/A. To mv son Richanl £1. Is. Od. To mv son John £o. To 
my two grandsons £1. Is. U<1. each. To my granddaughter Ph*. G<1. lie- 
siduary lei^atee and executrix, mv wife. Witnesses: William Whit**, Mar- 
tha White, Klizal)eth White and .lohn Furneaux. Prove<l 14 February 
170,)/4 by Juliana Babb:ige, relict and exei-utrix named. (Archdeaconry 
of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, I7U3, filetl will.) 

The Will of JiLiAN Bahapgk of Totnes, co. IXrvon, wi<low, 12 Decem- 
ber 1704. To son Richard Babadge £1. Is. Ol. To grandson Richard 
Babadge £l. Is. (M\. To granddaughter Elizabeth Babadge £1. Is. Od. To 
grandson John Babadge £1. Is. Od. To granddaughter Anne Babatlge £1. 
Is. Od. Residuary legatee and executor, my son John Babadge. Wit- 



in- 
ch a 



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nesses : William White, Elizabeth Galpine, and Rebekah Bowden. Proved 
16 January 1704/5 at Totnes by the executor. (Archdeaconry of Totnes, 
Deanery of Totnes, 1704, filed will.) 

Babbage Entries in the Parish Registers of Totnes, 

CO. Devon, 1556-1662 

1596 Thomas Babbedge and Beaten Davyes married 4 July. 

1597 Robert son of George Babedge baptized 1 1 June. 

1599 Susan daughter of George Babbishe baptized 10 July. 

1600 William Babbeche and Ellenor Ashellye married 17 November. 
1602 Susan daughter of Thomas Babbedge buried 6 September. 
1602 John son of Thomas Babbedge christened 29 September. 

1604 Anis daughter of Thomas Babbishe buried 30 August. 

1604 Marye daughter of William Babbishe baptized 16 November. 

1605 Christopher son of Thomas Babbishe buried 31 August. 
1605 Annis daughter of Thomas Babbish baptized 4 October. 

1609 Thomas Babadge buried 26 December. 

1610 John Brocke and Beaten Babbedge widow married 24 March 

[1610/11]. 
1621 Hester Greene and Rosier Babbidije married 1 October. 
1621 Joane daughter of Roger Babbidge baptized 19 December. 
1624 Richard son of Roger Babbedg baptized 26 September. 
1627 Roger son of Roger Babbage baptized 21 October. 

1629 John son of Roger Babbedge baptized 14 January [1629/30J. 

1630 John son of Robert \_sic'] Babbedge buried 8 May. 

1631 "April. The 17th was Christned Christopher the Sonn of Roger 

Babbidge." 

1634 John son of Roger Babidge baptized 22 June. 

1635 John Babbedg buried 6 January [1635/6]. 

1636 Plerster daughter of Roger Babage baptized 22 January [1636/7]. 

1637 Easter daughter of Roger Babidg buried 4 March [1637/8]. 
1640 Thomas Every and Jonne Babbidge married 20 June. 

1654 Robert Babbidge of Bridgtowne and Danes Came, widow, of this 

town published 11 June [and two succeeding Sundays]. * 

1655 "Christopher Babbidg son of Roger Babbidg of this towne and 

Agnes Triggs of the same " published 1 6 December [and two 
succeeding Sundaj^s]. 

1655 " Christopher Babbidge [married] to Agnes Trigg both of this 

Towne "31 December. 

1656 Esther daughter of Christopher Babbidge born 22 October. 

1659 Roger Babbidg of this town and Julian Mirch, widow, of the same 

published 11 February [and two succeeding Sundays] [1659/60]. 

1660 Richard son of Roger Babbidge Jun. born 28 January [1660/1]. 

1661 Naomi daughter of Christopher Babbidg born 2 October. 

1662 Hester daughter of Roger Babbige born 19 September. 

[From the foregoing data and from New England records the following 
Babbage pedigree has been compiled : 

1. Roger Babbage is first mentioned, so far as is known, at Totnes, 
CO. Devon, on 1 Oct. 1621, when he married Hester Greene. "^^ His 
ancestry is uncertain. The Totnes registers are continuous and in good 
condition from 1556, and his baptism does not appear therein. It is pos- 

*For Greene entries vide infra, pp. 60-61. 



58 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

sible that in the record of the baptism of a son of George, 11 June 1597, 
the name '' Robert " should be '' Roger," especially since in an entry in 
1630 "Robert" seems to be an error for "Roger." It is possible also 
that Roi{er Babbaffe was a son of the Thomas Babbed^e who married 
Beaten Davyes in 1596, his first child recorded in Totnes being baptized 
six years later in 1602, and one of his sons being christened ChristO})her, 
a name given also to one of Roger's children. It is possible also that 
Roifer Babba^e of Totnes was the Ro<xer mentioned in 1604 in the will of 
Alice Habbage of Abbots Kerswell, a parish about six miles from Totnes. 
The lack of wills makes a settlement of this (juestion dillicult. It is not 
known when Roger Babbage died; but his son Roger is called *'Jun." 
28 Jan. IGOO/l. 

Children, baptized at Totnes : 

i. JoANE, bapt. 19 Dec. 1G21 ; m. at Totnes, 20 June 1G40, Tuomas 

EVKRY or AVKHY. 

ii. liicHAun, bapt. 2(; Sept. ir,24. 

iii. liodKK, the testator of 170;'>/-1, bapt. 21 Oct. 1G27; banns for his 
luaniai^e to J['lian Miucn, widow, the testatrix of 1704, were 
published in Totnes church, 11 Feb., 18 Feb., and 25 Feb. IGoli/GO, 
but the marriage took place el.sewhere. Children : liichard, Jles- 
trr, and JoJdi. 

iv. John, bapt. 14 Jan. 1029/^0; l)ur. at Totnes 8 May 1G30. 
2. V. CmnsToriiKH, l)apt. 17 Apr. 1G31. 

vi. JoH.v, bapt. 22 June 1G;54. 

▼ ii. IIk.stkk, bapt. 22 Jan. lGaG/7 ; bur. at Totnes 4 Mar. lG;i7/8. 

2. Chuistoimikr liAiiiiAGK {Roger) of Totnes, CO. Devon, and of Salem, 
Mass., i)aptized at Totnes 17 Apr. Ki.Jl, married there, 31 Dec. 
IGo'), AcNKs Titujii or TiiKidS, daughter of John Trigg, Tricks, 
or Trix, of Totnes.* Al)<)ut 16r)2 he emigrated to Salem, Mass., 
sailing from Dartmouth in the ship Xdfhdniel, John Adams, master, 
as the following deposition of Nicholas Bartlet and Damaris Pliij)- 
peny states: "2 September 1706, Nicholas Bartlet aged eighty six 
years and Damaris Pliippeny aged fifty nine years de[)ose that forty- 
four years aijo thev came to New Enijland in the shin N<ith<iniel of 
Dartmouth, John Adams master, and with them came Christopher 
Baltbidge of Tatness, son of Roger and Hester Babbage ; that the 
said Christoj)her had three brothers named Ricliard, Roger, and 
John, and a sister Jone ; that he served his time with George 
Markes, tailor, of Tatness, that he married Agnes Triggs of Totness, 
and that deponents were his next neighbors there." (Notarial 
Records, Salem, Mass., vol. 1, p. 61.) There were numerous Bart- 
letts in Totnes, but no Nichohis Bartlett appears in the registers. 
Nor did I find about 1 647 any child of any family who was christened 
" Damaris." I strongly suspect that the deponent Damaris Pliip- 
peny, then wife of Joseph Phippeny and formerly wife of Thomas 
Searle, was Damaris Bartlett, and a daughter of Nicholas Bartlett. 
Agnes (Triggs) Babbage died at Salem 17 Nov. 1667; and Chris- 
topher Babbage married secondly, 5 Oct. 1674, Mrs. Hannah 
(Jkwett) Cakleton, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Mallinson), 
and widow of John of Haverhill. Christopher Babbagef was living 
as late as 1 7 1 1 . 

* For the Triijgs family vide xnfra^ pp. 59-60. 

t Charles Babbage, the eminent mathematician, born in or near Totnes 26 Dec. 
1792, son of Benjamin Babbage, was doubtless of the same family as Christopher 
Babbage. 



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Children by first wife : 

i. Esther, b. at Totnes 22 Oct. 1656. 

ii. Naomi, b. at Totnes 2 Oct. 1661. 

iii. Ruth, b. at Salem 21 Mar. 1663/4. 

iv. John, b. at Salem 15 Apr. 1666. 

Children by second wife, born at Salem : 

V. Hannah, b. 15 July 1675. 

vi. Mary, b. 1 Mar. 1676/7. 

vii. Christopher, b. 11 Nov. 1678. 

viii. Richard, b. 1 Oct. 1680 ; d. young. 

ix. Richard, b. 14 July 1682. 

X. Nehemiah, b. 25 Mar. 1684. 

—E. F.] 

Triggs 

Administration on the goods of Gabriell Triggs of Totnes was 
granted 13 May 1630 to Elizabeth Triggs, of Totnes, widow, the relict, 
who with John Triggs of Totnes, cordiner, was bound in £30. Inventory, 
taken 20 April 1630 by Arnolde Gouldin and William Squire, £18. 8s. 6d. 
(Archdeaconry of Totnes, Deanery of Totnes, 1630, original administra- 
tion.) 

Triggs Entries in the Parish Registers of Totnes, go. Devon, 

1556-1662 

1588 William Wynssware and Christian Tryx married 9 February 

[1588/9]. 
1590 Mary daughter of Gabrell Trixe buried in the plague 25 January 

[1590/1], 
1594 Jhon son of Gabriell Trice baptized 3 September. 
1596 Gabriell son of Gabriell Trix baptized 1 March [1596/7]. 
1599 Jane daughter of Gabryell Tricks baptized 29 January [1599/1600]. 
1602 Richard son of Gabriell Trigs baptized 4 June. 
1605 Ezzitt daughter of Gabriell Trixe baptized 8 January [1605/6], 
1608 Edward son of Gabriell Tricks baptized 10 July. 
1610 Alse daughter of Gabyll Trix baptized 2 September. 
1612 Thomas son of Gabrell Trix buried 13 April. 
1612 Jone daughter of Gabrell Trickes baptized 29 November. 
1617 Edward son of Gabriell Trixe buried 19 October. 
1626 Gabrell Triges and An Hunte married 3 September. 

1628 "Male Seuentinth was Christened Agnes the daughter of John 

Triggs." 

1629 Gabryll Trigges the elder buried 21 March [1629/30]. 

1630 Grace daughter of Gabry Trigges of Bridgetowne baptized 14 July. 

1631 Nicholas son of John Triggs baptized 1 January [1631/2]. 

1632 Christopher Quash and Vroth Triggs married 26 December. 

1633 Thomas Triggs and Frideswyde Wise married 15 July. 

1633 Nicholas son of John Trigges buried 15 August. 

1634 John son of John Trickes baptized 6 July. 
1637 John Tricges buried 6 June. 

1641 Gabriell son of Gabriell Triggs baptized 4 October. 

1641 Gabriell son of Gabriell Triggs buried 3 December. 

1642 Gabriell Triggs buried 13 May. 

1645 Elizabeth Triggs buried 19 March [1645/6]. 

1648 Thomas Soper and Elizabeth Triges married 28 October. 



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1648 Elizabeth Trifres widow buried 14 February [1048/9]. 

]G50 Mabh' Tn«rgs widow buried 9 February [ir»')0/l]. 

1655 *' Christoplier Babbid«x son of Ho«rer Babbidij of this towne and 
Agues Trii;«;s of the same" published 10 December [and two 
succeeding Sundays]. 

1055 *' Christopher r)al)l)idi:e [married] to Agnes Trigg both of this 
Towne" 31 December. 

1055 John Hawoo<l and Mary Trigg l>oth of this town married 11 Feb- 
ruary [1055/0]. 

1059 Thomas TriirLTs of Totnes and Christian dauijlit^'r of Christian Phil- 
lij)8 of Totiu's published 2 duly [and two suecerding Sundays]. 

1059 Thouias TpIl'^ts an«l Christian IMiillips married 1 \oveml>er. 

lOOO Christian dau;:hter of Thomas Tri^iis lu)rn 20 May. 

IOC)! Klizabrth <laughter of Tlu>mas Trigs lM)rn 13 .lanuary [10(.l/2]. 

1002 Thom:is Trigs of this town and Sarah Shillal»er of the same published 
IH Ortobrr [and two si: ling Sundays]. 

1002 Thomas Trigs and Sarah MiuialKT marrie<l 9 Noveml>or. 

[F'rom the foregoing rtvonls the following Triggs |XHligree has been 
compiled : 

1. CiAHUiKi.L Tuix, Tim KS, or Tkiogs, of Totnos, married Kliza- 
BKTii , who survivt^l him and administoro<l his est:ite. lie was 



buried at r«»tnes 21 Mar. 1029/30. an«l it was probably his widow who 
was buried at Totnes 14 Feb. 1 04H/9. 

C hildrrn, all except the first two reconle<l as bA|)ti7.(Kl at Totnes: 

i. Maky. bur. ftl TotnoM 2T% .Inn l.V.K)/i, tiavln^ d. In the plague which 

nim-d In Totiirs for over a ytar. 
II. Thomas, bur at Totnei* 13 Apr. ir,12. 
9. III. John. hapt. 3 Sept. 1.VJ4. 

Iv. G« I., hapt. 1 Mar. 1596/7; hur. at Totnes \:\ May K,I2: m. at 



i ...., s. ^ Sept. ir,2rt. AxN Hint. He 

Children: d 



n, ...» ..« V'M'.-towii. aerosK 
, and pn»l)al)ly 



tin- river froni Totnes. 

otliers. 

T. .Tank. t)apt. 21> Jan. 1.".' 0. 

tI. Hu iiahu,* t»apl. 4 .lini* it.'C'. 
vll. Ez/.iTT, hapt M .Ian. l».o:>/r,. 

vlll. Ki»WAUi>, !>apl. 10 .July HU)M; hur. at Totnes 19 Oct. 1C17. 
Ix. Al>K, !>apt. 2 Sept. IGIO. 
X JoNK, hapi. 29 Nov. 1«12. 

2. JonN TuiGGS of Totnes, baptized there 3 Sept. 1594, was buried 
there .June 1037. Tlie name of his wife is not known. 

Children, l)aptized at Totnes : 
i. AoNKS. bapt. 17 May lfi2S : m. at Totnes. 31 Dec. \C,r>T), rnuisTonrKK 

liAliHAGK.f 

il. Nicholas, bapt. 1 .Jan. liJ31/2; hur. at Toln. - l,', Au^ 1», .',:;. 
ill. John, bapt. 6 July 1G34. 

— E. F.] 

Greene Entries in the Pahisii Registers of Totnes, 

CO. Devon, 1550-1021 
1000 Roger Greene and Elizabeth Blackaller married 12 May. 
1003 William son of Roger Grene baptize<l 19 Novemlxjr. 

*A Richard Triggs came to New England in the Champion in 1639, with Peter 
Fitchew [Fitz Hugh?] (Heoister, vol. 8, p. 55), but nothing further is known of him. 
-J. Gardner Bartlett. 
t Vide supra, pp. 58-69. 



* 



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1608 Anne daughter of Roger Greene baptized 19 June. 

1613 Rebeckae daughter of Roger Grene baptized 9 May. 

1613 Marye daughter of Edward Grene baptized 12 September. 

1614 Mary daughter of Roger Greene baptized 5 February [1614/15], 
1616 Edward son of Edward Grene baptized 27 July. 

1616 Edward son of Edward Greene buried 30 November. 
1621 Hester Greene and Roger Babbidge married 1 October.* 

Branch 

From the Transcripts of the Parish Registers of Rolven- 

DEN, CO. Kent, 1560-1612 

1585 Symon Branche and Alys Stookes mayden married 6 June. 

1585 Edward son of Simon Braunche baptized 13 March [1585/6]. 

1587 Susanna daughter of Simon Braunche baptized 12 May. 

1592 Elizabeth daughter of Symon Branche baptized 17 September. 

1596 Peter son of Simon Branch baptized 27 February [1596/7]. 

[These items supplement those given in Register, vol. ^o, p. 286, re- 
garding the ancestry of Peter Branch, who died on the voyage to New 
England in the ship Castle in 1638. — E. F.] 

Cade or Cady 

The Will of Phillippe Cade, daughter of Christopher Cade deceased, 
of Northam, co. Devon, spinster, 28 December 1624. To the inhabitants 
of Northam 40s., to be employed for the use of the poor of Northam for- 
ever. Toward the reparation of the church of Northam 10s. To my 
sister Thomzen Rowe half my clothes and £7. 10s. To my brother John 
Cade 20s. To my brothers William and James Cade £7. 10s. each. All 
residue of my goods I give to my mother Mary Hoop' and make her ex- 
ecutrix, being of that portion of £50 willed me by my father Christopher 
Cade in his last will. The residue which he willed me conditionally, 
being £40, to be equally divided between my brothers and sisters, as my 
father's will it was it should be. Overseers : my grandfather James Cade 
and John Vernam. Witnesses : William Leigh and John Vernam. 
Proved 22 April 1625. Inventory, taken 19 April 1625 by Pathericke 
Coles and Edmond Shernne, £96. 10s. (Archdeaconry of Barum, 1625, 
original will.) 

[The will of Christopher Cade is not now extant, nor have any wills 
bearing on his ancestry been found. Northam is a delightful village by 
the sea, and is of great interest to lovers of Charles Kingsley as the home 
of Sir Amyas Leigh, the hero of Westward Ho ! — E. F.] 

[The will given above is that of a sister of James Cade, of Hingham, 
Mass., in 1635, who was a son of Christopher Cade and a grandson of 
James Cade of Northam, co. Devon. See Descendants of Nicholas Cady, 
pp. 11-12, for further information. — J. Gardner Bartlett.] 

hollard alias silke 
From the Parish Registers of Netherburt, co. Dorset, 1592-1672 
1611 Thomas son of Hugh Hollard baptized 9 February [1611/12]. 
1614 ''April 10° Angelus filius Hugonis Silkie " baptized. 

* Vide supra, pp. 67-59. 



62 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

1618 Joan daughter of Hugh Hollierd baptized 8 February [1618/19]. 

1620 Hugh sou of Hugh Hollord baptized 17 April. 

1624 Elizabeth daughter of Hugh Hollard baptized 10 October. 

1626 Barbara daughter of Hugh Hollard baptized 23 March [1626/7]. 

1627 Barbara daughter of Hugh Holland buried 1 April. 
1627 Helen daughter of Hugh HoHard baptized 23 November. 
1649 Joan daughter, of Thomas Hollerd baptized 18 September. 
1651 Deanes daughter of Thomas Hollard baptized 23 June. 

1655 Huf?h Hollard buried '2Q> Au<aist. 

1656 Thomas son of Thomas Hollard baptized 17 January [1656/7]. 

1657 Thomas son of Thomas Hollard buried 7 April. 
1662 Deanes Hollard widow buried 29 April. 

1664 Hugh son of Thomas Silke als Hollard baptized 30 November. 
1668 Richard son of Thomas Silke baptized 13 December. 
1671 John son of Thomas Hollord baptized 10 July. 
1671 John son of Thomas Hollord buried 10 July. 

[These records supplement those given in Rkgistkr, vol. 64, pp. 346- 
347, on the ancestry of Angel Hollard, the baptism in 1614 being that of 
the emiirraut, and the burials in 1655 and 1662 bein«r those of his father 
and mother. See also Register, vol. 63, pp. 381-383. — ¥j. F.] 

Norman 

The Will of Hugh Nor man of Orcharde, co. Somerset, you[man], 
1 Aumist 1623. To be buried at Orcharde. To niv dauj^hters Phillis 
and Ann £50 each, to be paid out of the debts due me. To my sons 
Hugh Norman and William Norman £20 each at the age of one and twen- 
ty years. To my son William, after the death of Agnes my wife, my liouse 
with aj^purtenances in Taunton, going into the churchyard of St. Mary 
Maffdalene. To mv son Huirhe Norman, " which is in my house at Or- 
charde," a table board, a form, and a cu])board in the hall, one form and a 
board hi the kitchen, and a bedstead and featherbed furnished, after the 
death of his mother. If my debts be not all recovered, each legatee to 
bear a proportionate part of the loss. Executrix and residuary legatee ; 
wife Agnes. Overseers : my cousin Henry Woolcott and my cousin Rich- 
ard Sweetinge. If my wife marry before my children be of age, she shall 
pay their portions to my overseers. [Signed] signu' Hugh norman. Wit- 
nesses : Richard Sweettinge, Henry Woolcott, and Edward Woollcott. 
Proved at Taunton 19 September 1623 by the executrix. Inventory, 
£101. Is. 8d. Bondsmen: Henry AVoolcott of Tolland, co. Somerset, 
yeoman, and Richard Sweeting of Taunton Magdalen, yeoman, in £600. 
(Archdeaconry of Taunton, original will, 1623, No. 23.) 

From the Parish Registers of Orchard Portman, co. Somerset 

1596 Hugh Norman and Agnis Woolcott married 26 July. 
1623 John Phillips and Phillip Norman married 6 October. 

[Hugh Norman of Plymouth in New England married 8 Oct. 1639 
Mary White. He moved to Yarmouth before 1643. His daughter Eliza- 
beth, aged 6, was drowned 28 May 1648. He had other children also, as 
Thomas Allyn and Thomas Richards testified, 26 Mar. 1654, that he had 
returned to his English home at Orchard, near Taunton, abandoning his 
family in New England. (Plymouth Colony Deeds, vol. 2, pp. 104-105.) 



1914] Genealogical Research in England 63 

The connection of the Norman and Woolcott families is interesting. Pos- 
sibly the emigrant's mother, Agnes Wolcott, and Henry Wolcott of 
Tolland, co. Somerset, founder of the American family, were cousins. 
— E. F.] 

Rogers 
From the Parish Registers of Great Wigborough, co. Essex 

1617 John Rogers minister and Dorothy Wiseman widow married 23 
April. 

[I think that the date and place of the marriage of the father of Rev. 
Nathaniel Rogers to his second wife have not hitherto been made public. 
— E. F.] 

Whitcomb 
From the Registers of St. Mary's Parish, Taunton, co. Somerset 
1623 John Whetcomb and Frances Coggan married 26 November. 

From the Registers of St. James's Parish, Taunton, co. Somerset 

Baptisms, 1626-1637* 

1626 John son of John Whetcombe 6 August. 

1628 Jonathan son of John Whetcombe 14 September. 

1629 Robert son of John Whitcombe 20 December. 

1634 Joane daughter of John and Frances Whetcomb 18 May. 

[There are no Whitcomb wills in the probate registry at Taunton, co. 
Somerset, and of the Coggan wills there none throws light on the ancestry 
of Frances Coggan. She may have been a daughter of Henry Coggan of 
Taunton, whose will, now unfortunately missing, was proved in the Taunton 
registry in 1612. — ^E. F.] 

[John AVhitcomb was an early settler of Dorchester, Mass., where he 
was a proprietor as early as 1636. About 1640 he removed to Scituate, 
and was admitted freeman of Plymouth Colony 3 June 1652. Two years 
later he removed to Lancaster, Mass., where he died 24 Sept. 1662, leaving 
a widow Frances, who died 17 May 1671. He left no will ; and on 7 Oct. 
1662 his widow Frances and *' soe many of the children of the deceased as 
therin is concerned" petitioned the court to sanction a division of his es- 
tate upon which they had agreed. The petitioners were Frances Whitcomb, 
the widow, and the following children : John, Jonathan, Job, Josiah, Mary, 
and Abigail Whitcomb ; but the wording of the petition indicates that the 
deceased left other children, who had doubtless received their portions in 
his lifetime. (Middlesex Probate Records, vol. 2, pp. 67-70.) 
Children : 

i. Catherine, b. abt. 1624; m. at Scituate, 25 Dec. 1644, Kodolphus 
Ellmes, and had issue. She is not named iu the division of her 
father's estate in 1602. 

ii. John, bapt. at Taunton, co. Somerset, Au^. 1626. 

iii. Jonathan, bapt. at Taunton, co. Somerset, 14 Sept. 1628. 

\v. KoBEHT, bapt. at Taunton, co. Somerset, 20 Dec. 1620; livin^^ at 
Scituate in 1670 ; not named in the division of his father's estate 
in 1662. 

V. James, b. probably in 1632 ; d. 23 Nov. 1686 ; was of Boston ; m. abt. 
1661 Rehecca . Ten children. He is not named iu the di- 
vision of his father's estate in 1662. 

•No book containing baptisms between 1620 and 1626 is to be found, and there is a 
gap in the record of baptisms between Oct. 1631 and Mar. 1632/3. 



64 Lincolnshire Oric/in of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

vi. JoANK, bapt. at Taunton, co. Somerset, 18 May 1G34. 

vii. Job, b. probably at Dorchester, Mass., abt. 1(>3G. 

viii. JosiAH, b. at Dorchester in ir>38. 

ix. Abigail, b. probably at Scitiiate abt. 1042. 

X. Mary, b. probably at Scituate abt. 1(547. 

— J. Gakdnkr Bautlett.] 

[To be continued] 



THE LIXCOLXSIIIKE OKK^iIX OF SOME EXETER 

SETTLEKS 

By Victor Cranxixo Sanborn, Esq., of Kenihvorth, 111. 

Lincoln Minster etand;*, if not supreme, at least in tlie front 
rank of En^^lish catliedrals. Its arehives form a treasure house of 
historical material, as douhtless do those of many another episcopal 
see. But the diocese of Lincoln foitunately has in Canon Foster 
an anti(|uary whose energy and ahility have made this vast store of 
records accessil)le to the student. The genealogist will inevitably 
compare these Lincoln records with those of many other <li()cese8, 
greatly to the di.»<ad vantage of the latter. It is earnestly to be 
hoped tliat before it is too late the local authorities of other dioceses 
will cause their arcliives to be arranged in the same systematic 
manner. 

It is owing to Canon Foster's labors and courtesy that I am able 
to prei^ent these notes gleaned in a visit to I^incoln la«t sunmier. 
The transcripts of Lincolnshire parish registers exist from an early 
period. They supplement to a great degree the local registers, where 
these have disappeared wholly or partially in the lapse of centuries. 
A\ e searched the transcripts of thirty parishes within a five-mile 
radius of \N heelwright's own j)arish of liilsby. J'he results prove 
the origin of several of our early Exeter and Hauipton settlers — 
Cram, I)eari)oni, Kabone or llaborne, \Vight, and Willix, and 
supply new data concerning the \\ heelwrights. 

Ckam 

The Will of Thomas Cramue of Hillsby in the Marsh, 3 Ai)ril 1038. 
Son Samewell Cramb, his wife, and children. Austin Couper of Hiilesby, 
his wife, and children. Alice Cranibe and her two sons. Gaine Cramb, 
daughter to Kichard Cramb. Thomas Masonne of Asswerby in the parish 
of Billsby, his wife, and one son. Son John Crambe. Lidea Crame, 
daughter to Willyam Crame. Cerstine Xweman* of llannay in the Marsh 
and her six sons. Residue to son Tliomas Crambe of Wil lough by in the 
Marsh, executor. [Signed] Thomas (T) Crambe, his mark. Witnesses: 
Thorn' Ouertou, ^lartve Hausume. Proved 30 March 1G39. (Consistory 
of Lincohi, 1639, fo. i02.) 

♦This was Christian Cram, daughter of John of Alford, who married (1) Thomas 
Raithby, (2) Theophilus Drury, and (3) John Newman. 



1914] Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers 65 

Cram Entries in the Bishop's Transcripts of Lincolnshire 

Parish Registers 

Alford 

1565 Gulielmus cram filius Johannis baptizatus 10 November. 

1572 Fraunces Gramme the sonne of Jhon of Well baptized 21 December. 

1582 Christiana Cram fillia Johannis Cram baptized — January [1582/3]. 

1587 Maria Cram filia Johis Cram baptized 16 September. 

1588 Nicolaus Cram filius Johis Cram sepultus 14 February [1588/9], 

1589 Ricardus Cram filius Thomae Cram baptized 19 April. 

1590 Elizabetha Cram filia Johis Cram baptized 16 May. 
1592 Elizabetha filia Johis Cram sepulta 24 April. 

1596 Gulielmus Cram et Elizabetha Chapman nupt' 18 November.^ 

1597 Johes filius Willi Cram baptized 3 January [1597/8]. 

1600 Will'mus filius Will'mi Cram baptized 6 May. 

1601 Will'mus filius Will'mi Cram sepultus 21 July. 

1602 Elizabetha filia Will'i Cram baptized 6 June. 

1603 Joanna Cram vid' sepulta 16 April. 

Bilsby 

1595 Thomas sonne of Thomas Cram baptized 23 November. 

1596 John Crame son of Thomas Crame baptized 29 January [1596/7]. 

1598 Samuel filius Thome Cram baptizatus 9 Martii [1598/9]. 

1602 Jane filia Thome Cram baptizata 24 October. 

1603 William the sonne of William Crame baptized 10 July. 

1604 Thamar the daughter of Thomas Cramb baptized 4 December. 

1605 Anne the daughter of Tho : Cram baptized 8 February [1605/6]. 
1607 Robert the sonne of Willyam Cram baptized 3 May. 

1609 Willyam the sonne of Wm. Cram buried 20 May. 

1609 Sara the daughter of Will'm Cram baptized 17 December. 

1610 Sylvester the sonne of Thomas Cram baptized 16 September. 

1611 Sylvester the sonne of Thomas Cram buried viij June. 

1611 Lidia the daughter of Wm Cram baptized xxiiij February [1611/12]. 

1612 William the sonne of Wm Cram buried xiij September. 

1612 Jane the wife of Thomas Cram buried xvij February [1612/13]. 
1616 Elizabeth the wife of Will'm Cram buried xj June. 

1618 Willyam Cram and Audry White married xiiij April. 

1619 Caleb the sonne of Willyam Cram baptized xxv April. 

1621 Josua the sonne of Willyam Cram baptized xxv December. 

1622 Josua the sonne of William Cram buried xvj August. 

1622 Audery the wife of William Cram buried xxv February [1622/3]. 
1624 John Cram and Ester White married 8[?] June. 

1624 William Cram buried 8 February [1624/5]. 

1625 Elizabeth daughter of John Cram baptized 11 March [1625/6]. 

1627 John son of John Crame baptized 15 February [1627/8]. 

1628 Augustine Cooper and Jane Gramme married 27 July. 

1629 John son of John Cram baptized 13 April. 

1631 Thomas son of Cram buried 2% December. 

1632 The daughter of Richard Cramm buried 10 March [1632/3]. 

1633 Thomas Mason of Asserby and Thamar Cram married 10 October. 
1635 Richard sonne to Richard and Alice Cram baptized 26 April. 
1654 Thamar wife of Tho: Mason buried 19 October. 

*This marriage has been printed in Phillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Eogisters. 



QQ Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

Farlsthorpe 

1632 Joseph the sonne of John Crame and Heaster his wife baptized 

5 October. 

1633 John the sonne of John Gramme buried 16 April. 

Huttoft 
1592 Margarita Cram sepulta 27 December. 

Strubhy 
1598 Gregory Gramme and Katherne Dawson married 15 May.* 

Trusthoiye 

1625 Sarah Gramme the daughter of John Gramme baptized 18 April. 
1625 Sarah Gramme the daughter of John Gramme buried 24 October. 

]yillougJiby 

1620 Will'mus Teisdale et Maria Wheelwright nupt. 2 November.* 

1625 Sara Gram filia Thomae baptizata 2 October. 

1632 Tliomas Grambe et Maria Teisdale nupt. 3 May.* 

1633 Johes Gram filius Thomae sepultus 29 July. 

1634 Thomas Gram hlius Thomae et Mariae ux' baptizatus 22 June. 
1638 Sanuu'll Gram filius Thomae sepultus 16 September. 

1640 Matheus Gram filius Thome et Maria ux' baptizatus 21 September. 

Wither n 

1568 Thomas Cram and Gecily Gram married 20 August.* 

1574 Robert Gram and Margaret Maltby married 6 Juue.* 

1581 Anthony Blaud and Gecily Gram married 9 July.* 

1598 Judith Gram the daughter of Gregory baptized 2 July. 

1600 Thomas Grame the sonne of Gregory baptized 26 July. 

1602 Agues Gram daughter of Gregory baptized 7 March [1602/3]. 

1605 Fraunces Grame the daughter of Gregory baptized 20 October. 

1606 Aune Gramme daughter of George Gramme baptized 2 March 

[1606/7]. 

1607 George Gramme buried 6 March [1607/8]. 
1615 Katherne Gram buried 19 May. 

Several of the American Grams have attained distinction in art, letters, 
and military affairs. They all descend from John Gram or Gramme, 
who is first found near Boston at Muddy River, where his house-lot was 
bounded in Jan. 1637/8-1 He went to Exeter with Wheelwright, and his 
name is attached to the Gombination of 1639. Later he was of Hampton. 

Family genealogists have identified him with a John Gram, born at 
Felling in co. Durham in 1 607, son of Burchard Gram, who was perhaps 
descended from the Von Gramms, a German baronial family. This theory 
has rested mainly on a lease of certain fish-pools in co. Durham, said to 
have been made in 1634 by John Cram, who is therein mentioned as " being 
about to travel to foreign parts," and who was entitled to his share "when 
he shall have returned from over seas." 

As our John Gram was one of a group of Lincolnshire men at Muddy 

♦This marriage has been printed in Phillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Registers. 

t Second Keport of the Boston Record Commissioners, pp. 22-3. The allotment! 
of Jan. 1637/8 were evidently the final record of the act of a committee appointed at a 
prior meeting, on 14 Dec. 1635. Therefore our John Cram may have reached New 
England in 1635 or earlier. Probably he came over either with William and Anne 
Hutchinson in 1^34 or with Wheelwright in 1636. 



1914] Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers 67 

River and later at Exeter and Hampton, and as the name of Cram is still 
found in Lincolnshire, I questioned this presumed identification. 

First, I found the will (of which an abstract is given above) of Thomas 
Crambe of Bilsby, dated in 1638 and mentioning a son John. Then the 
Bilsby transcripts showed the baptism of this son John in lo9G/7 and his 
marriage in 1624 to Esther White. The Willoughby transcripts disclosed 
a connection between these Crams and the Wheelwrights. Finally, in the 
transcripts of Farlsthorpe, the next parish to Bilsby, I found the baptism 
of " Joseph the sonne of John Crame and Ileaster his wife " in 1632 — the 
very son Joseph who was drowned at Exeter in New England 24 June 
1648. 

Bell quotes from some Exeter record, which I cannot identify, the death 
of this son Joseph, describing him as "aged 15 years, the son of John and 
Lide Cram." On the strength of this Bell and Pope credit our John 
Cram with a first wife, Lydia, besides the wife Hester with whom he lived 
so many years. Luckily the death of this son Joseph is also entered in 
the old Norfolk County records,"^ and there he is called "Josepth, son 
of John and Hester Cram/' Thus the alleged Exeter record is proved to 
be a mere scrivener's error, and the identification of our John Cram with 
the John of Bilsby and Farlsthorpe is com^^lete. 

He was undoubtedly the son of Thomas Cram or Crambe of Bilsby, and 
his pedigree may be thus constructed : 

1. John Cram of Well in Alford, born about 1540. 
Children : 

2. i. Thomas, b. abt. 1503. 

ii. William, bapt. at Alford 10 Nov. 1565 ; bur. at Bilsby 8 Feb. 1624/5 ; 
m. (1) at Alford, 18 Nov. 1596, Elizabeth Chapman, bur. at 
Bilsby 11 June 1616; m. (2) at Bilsby, U Apr. 1618, Audky 
White. Children by first wife : 1. John, bapt. at Alford 3 Jan. 
1597/8. 2. William, bapt. at Alford 6 May 1600; bur. there 21 
July 1601. 3. Elizabeth, bapt. at Alford 6 June 1602. 4. William, 
bapt. at Bilsby 10 July 1603; bur. there 20 May 1600. 5. Bohert, 
bapt. at Bilsby 3 May 1607. 6. Sarah, bapt. at Bilsby 17 Dec. 
1600. 7. William, hur. at Bilsby 13 Sept. 1612. 8. Lyr/ia, bapt. 
at Bilsby 24 Feb. 1611/12. Children by second wife: 9. Caleb, 
bapt. at Bilsby 25 Apr 1619. 10. Joshua, bapt. at Bilsby 26 Dec. 
1621 ; bur. there 16 Aug. 1622. 

iii. Fkancis, bapt. at Alford 21 Dec. 1572. 

iv. Christian, bapt. at Alford Jan. 1582/3; m. (1) Thomas Raithuy 
of Belleau (licence 17 June 1613) ; m. (2) at Hannah, 27 Oct. 1631, 
TiiEorniLus Druky; m. (3) at Hannah, 26 July 1636, John New- 
man.! 

v. Mary, bapt. at Alford 16 Sept. 1587. 

vi. Nicholas, bur. at Alford 14 Feb. 1588/9. 

vii. Elizaukth, bapt. at Alford 16 May 1590; bur. tliere 24 Apr. 1592. 

2. Thomas Cram or Crambk {John) of Alford and Bilsby, the testator 
of 1638, born, probably at Alford, about 1503, died between 3 Apr. 

1638 and 30 Mar. 163'J. He married Jane , wlio was 

buried at Bilsby 17 Feb. 1612/13. 

Children, all except the first baptized at P>i]s])y : 

i. Richard, bapt. at Alford 19 Apr. 1589 ; d. abt. 1636 ; ra. Alice , 

and had issue. 

• Essex Antiquarian, vol. .5, p. 46. 

t^^iibbons'.s Lincoln Marriage Licences, p. 28 ; Lincolnshire Parish Registers, Mar- 
riages, vol. 7, p. 82. 

VOL. lxviii. 5 



68 Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

ii. Thomas of Willongbby, bapt. 23 Nov. 1595; m. (1) ; m. (2) 

at Willougiiby, 3 May 1G32, Mary (WHKELWifiGHT) Teisdale, 
dau. of Robert Wheelwright of Chixby ami formerly the wife of 
William Teisdale, to whom she was m. at Willougiiby 2 Nov. 
1620. Children by first wife: 1, Sarah, bapt. at Willoughbv 
2 Oct. 1(525. 2. John, bur. at Willougiiby 29 July 1()33. Chif- 
dren by second wife, bapt. at Willoughby : 3. Thomas, bapt. 22 
June 1634. 4. Matthew, bapt. 21 Sept.^icio. 
S. iii. John, bapt. 29 Jan. 1590/7. 

iv. Samuel, bapt. 9 Mar. 1598/9; bur. at Willougiiby 16 Sept. 1638; 
ra. ; lived at Willougiiby. 

v. Jank, bapt. 24: Oct. 1602; m. at Bilsby, 27 July 1628, Augustine 
Cooper. 

vi. Thamar, bapt. 4 Dec. 1604; bur. at Bilsby 19 Oct. 1654; m. there, 
10 Oct. 1633, Thomas ]Mason of Asserby. 

vli. Anne, bapt. 8 Feb. 1605/(); d. probably num. 

vlli. Sylvester, bapt. 16 Sept. 1610; bur. 8 June 1611. 

3. John Cram {Thomas^ Jolui) of Bilsby and Farlsthorpe, ])aptized at 

Bilsby 29 Jan. lo'JG/7, married at Bilsby, 8 (?) June 1624, Hester 

or Estiip:r White, and came to New Kni:jland. He was at Muddv 

River (Brookliue) near Boston in 1638, of Exeter in 1639, folh)wed 

Wheelwright to Hampton in 1650, and died at Hampton 5 Mar. 

1681/2. His wifo Hester died in 1677. 

Children : 

1. Elizabeth, bapt. at Bilsby 11 Mar. 1625/6. 

li. John, l)apt. at Bilsl)y 15 Fel). 1627/8; d. young. , 

Hi. John, bapt. at Bils))y 13 Apr. 1629; bur. at Farlsthorpe 16 Apr. 1633. 

iv. Joseph, bapt. at Farlstiiorpe 5 Oct. 1632; drowned at Exeter in 

New Enulaud 24 June 1648. 
v. Ben.ta:\iix, b. abt. 1640; m. Aijgentine Cuomlom or Chomwell, 

dau. of Giles of Ne\vl>ury ; lived at Hampton. 
vi. Thomas, b. abt, 1644 ; m. Elizabeth Weake, dau. of Hon. Nathaniel 

of Hampton; lived at Hampton, 
vli. Mary, b. al»t. 164(5; m. Abraham Tllton of Hampton, 
viii. Lyiha, b. at Exeter 27 July 1648. 

Dearborn 

Abstracts of the four following wills were communicated by me to the 
Register for July 1006 (vol. 60, pp. 300-310), and they are given here 
in briefer form in order to show the connection with parish register entries. 

The Will of Michael Derebarne of Hoggestrope, 24 April 1573. 
Agnes my wife. John my son. Thomas my son, under twenty. Jenet 
my sister, dwelling at Partney. Everyone of my brethern and sistern 
children. John my brother. Wife Anne executrix. Supervisor : John 
Markby. Witnesses: Thomas Bygeyt, Water El ward e, John Markby. 
Proved at Lincoln 8 June 1573. (Lincoln Wills, 1574, vol. 1, fo. 288.) 

The Will of Thomas Dearebarne of Spilsby, mercer, 12 December 
1588. To be buried in the church of Binbrook. To the poor of Spilsby. 
My cozen John Burwell. To the poor of Ifoggesthrope. To every one oi 
my poor kinsfolke. Supervisor : Mr. Thomas Atkinson. Residue to 
brother John Dearebarne, executor. Witness : Thomas Atkinson, clarke 
Proved at Louth 8 April 1589. (Lincoln Wills, 1589, fo. 224.) 

The Will of John Dearbearn of Sibsey, 11 October 1608. My wife. 
My son to be executor. To every one of my cosins children, to wit : 
Thomas Dearbarn, William, and Harry. To ten of the poorest house- 
holders in Sibsey. To ten of the poorest householders in Hoggesthrope. 



1914] Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers 69 

Residue to son John, executor. Brother John Kettle, supervisor. Wit- 
nesses : John Watson, Nicholas Stocks, Thomas Parker. Proved at Boston 
11 April IGll. (Lincoln Wills, 1611, vol. 1, fo. 179.) 

The Will of Henry Dearebarnk of Hanney, 12 Oct. 1635. To be 
buried in the churchyard of Hanney. Eldest daughter Tomazin Deare- 
barne. Daughter Sarai. Son John Dearebarne. Residue to wife Anne, 
sole executrix. Witnesses : Thomas Paine, Tlieophilus Drury. Proved 
at Louth 23 October 1635. (Lincoln Wills, 1635, vol. 1, fo. 128.) 

Dearborn Entries in the Bishop's Transcripts of Lincolnshire 

Parish Registers 

Alford 
1579 John Dearebarne and Katherin Mason married 19 July."* 

Belleau 
1602 John Dearebarne and Barbara Wilson married 3 June. 

Bilsby 

1612 Henrie Dearbarn and Anne Warden married vij July. 

Farlsthorpe 
1620 John Dearebane and Marye Dales married 30 November. 

Hannah 

1595 Henry Dearbarne and Frauncis Barne married 14 October."* 

1596 Margaret dowghter of Henry Dearebarne baptized 12 September. 

1597 Alice dowghter of Henry Dearebarne baptized 8 March [1597/8]. 

1598 Stephen sonne of Henry Dearebarne buried 4 October. 
1600 Richard sonne of Henry Dearebarne baptized 3 August. 

1602 Richard sonne of Henry Dearebarne buried 7 February [1602/3]. 

1603 Thomazin dowghter of Henry Dearebarne baptized 16 April. 
Henry Dearebarne signs the transcripts of 1602-3 with his mark as 

churchwarden. 
1605 Sarah dowghter of Henry Dearbarne baptized 21 July. 
1611 Frances wief of Henry Dearbarne laborer buried 28 February 

[1611/12]. 

1613 Helen dowghter of Henry Dearbarne laborer baptized 11 September. 

1613 Helen dowghter of Henry Dearbarne laborer buried 8 November. 

1614 William son of Hen : Deerberne buried 4 November. 

1616 Thomas the sonne and Mabell the daughter of Henry Dearbarne 

baptized 4 December. 
Henry Dearebarne signs the transcripts of 1617-18 with his mark 

as churchwarden. 
1 620 Mary daughter of Henry Dearebarne baptized 27 September. 
1624 John sonne of Henry Dearbarne laborer baptized 21 November. 
1626 Thomas sonne of Henry Dearbarne husband' l)uried 18 October. 
1632 Thomas sonne of Godffrey Dearbarne weaver baptized 1 November. 

1632 Jolin Trowt apprentice to Godifrey Dearbarne weaver buried 21 

December. 

1633 Henry sonne of Godffrey Dearbarne weaver baj)tized 22 March 

[1633/4 J. 
1635 Henry Dearebarne husbandman buried 16 October. 

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1635 Tomazin daughter of Henry Dearbarne and Francis deceased buried 

2 January [1635/6]. 
1637 John Hastings and Anne Dearebarne married 17 Auo-ust.* 
1640 Sarai daughter of Henry Dearbarne and of Francis his wife buried 

16 April. 

Hogstho7'pe 

1573 Michael Derbarn buried 29 May. 

1583 William son of John Dearebarne baptized 13 November. 

1585 Dorcas daughter of John Dearebarne baptized 6 November. 

1586 John son of John Dearebarne baptized 8 January [1586/7]. 

1588 Katherine wife of John Dearebarne buried 26 February [1588/9]. 

Little Steepuig 

1617 Richard Dearebarne and Ellen Lawson married 27 July. 
1617 John Dearebarne son of Richard Dearebarne baptized 19 October. 
1619 Doritliy Dearebarne filia Rich'di Dearebarne baptized 7 November. 
1621 Dorythy Dearebarne filia Richardi Dearebarne [buried?] 6 April. 
1621 Willia' Dearebarne filius Richardi Dearebarne baptized 1 1 November. 

1621 Willim Dearbarne fil' Richardi Dearbarne buried -4 March [1621/2]. 

1622 Isabell Dear])arno fil' Rich'di Dearbarne baptized 13 February 

[1622/3]. 

Afarlb^ 

1594 William Dearbarne and Agnes Hay married 2 May.* 

Willoitghbf/ 

1591 John Dearbarne and Johan Harrison married 1 December.* 

1594 Jolianne Dearbarne buried 1 January [159 4/5]. 

1595 Jane Dearbarne l)a})tized 10 August. 

1596 Jane Dearbarne buried 25 June. 

1597 Gorge Deerbrane baptized 10 March [1597/8]. 
1600 Thomas Dearbaru baptized 23 Deceml)er. 

1603 Godfrey Dearebarne the sonne of Will'm Dearbarne baptized 24 

September. 
1609 Henry sou of William Dearebarne baptized 8 October. 
1613 Ane Dearebrane buried 29 August. 
1613 Saraye Dearebrane buried 7 September. 
1624 Georgius Dearebarne and Helena Robinson nupt. 24 June.* 
1624 Sheli'eildus Dearbarne filius Georgii baptized 16 February [1624/5]. 

1627 Thomas Dearebarne and Susan Greene nu])t' 12 August.* 

1628 Jane Dearebarne ux. Gulielmi sepulta 16 November. 

1630 Lucia Dearebarn filia Georgii baptized 18 April. 

1631 William Dearbarn buried 5 November. 

1639 Suzanna Dearbarn filia Georgii Dearbarn and Hellene ux. ejus 
baptized 4 March [1639/40]. 

The Dearborns are a typical American family of the older class. They 
were among the earlier settlers of New Hampshire, and their integrity 
and sterling worth qualified them to conduct with ability the larger affairs 
of their growing nation. The frontier post bearing their name has grown 
into the second largest city of the United States. Their most distinguished 
member was Maj.-Gen. Henry Dearborn. A young doctor in Nottingham 
Square, he raised a company of minutemen in a day after the news of 

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1914] Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers 71 

Concord Fight, marched them at double quick to the front, fought at 
Bunker Hill, and served with distinction through the Revolution. In 
later years he served through the War of 1812, was Jackson's secretary 
of war, and was accredited minister to Portugal. His son, a major-general 
of militia, lived in more peaceful times, organized the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society, and laid out the beautiful Mount Auburn Cemetery 
at Cambridge. 

The first of this sturdy race to come to New England was Godfrey 
Dearborn, who signed Wheelwright's Combination at Exeter in 1639. 
All the earlier accounts of the family, including the excellent genealogy 
printed in the Register, vol. 2, state that Godfrey Dearborn was born in 
Devonshire in P^ngland. Where this persistent misstatement originated I 
do not know. In the Register, vol. 60, p. 308, I showed that the family 
came probably from Lincolnshire. 

In the transcripts of the parish registers of Hannah I found the baptisms 
of the two older sons of our Godfrey Dearborn, who was a weaver there. 
He was the son of William Dearebarn of Willoughby, a parish which was 
the birthplace of Capt. John Smith and gave the family name to a dis- 
tinguished Lincolnshire line, the Lords Willoughby d'Eresby. 

Curiously enough, the name of Derburne is also found in Somersetshire 
and Devonshire. In Lincolnshire the name is spelled Dearebarne, as it is 
spelled in the will of our Godfrey Dearborn, whose pedigree may possibly 
be as follows : 

1. Derebarne, probably of Hogsthorpe. 

Children : 

i. Michael of Hogsthorpe, the testator of 1573, bur. at Hogsthorpe 

29 May 1573; m. Agnes . Children: 1. John of Sibsey, 

the testator of 1608. 2. Thomas of Spilsby, mercer, the testator 
of 1588. 

ii. John of Hogsthorpe, m. at Alford, 19 July 1579, Katherine Mason, 
who was bur. at Hogsthorpe 26 Feb. 1588/9. Children: 1. Wil- 
liam^ bapt. 13 Nov. 1583. 2. Dorcas^ bapt. 6 Nov. 1585. 3. John^ 
bapt. 8 Jan. 1586/7. 
2. iii. William. 

iv. Janet. 

2. William Dearebarne of Willoughby. 

Children : 

3. i. AViLLIAM. 

ii. John of Willoughby, m. at Willoughby, 1 Dec. 1591, Johan Har- 
Risox. Children: 1. Johanne, bur. IJan. 1594/5. 2. Jane^ bapt. 
10 Aug. 1595; bur. 25 June 1596. 

3. William Dearbarne (^William) of Willoughby, buried at Wil- 

loughby 5 Nov. 1631, married at Markby, 2 May 1504, Agnes 
Hay. 

Children, baptized at Willoughby : 

i. George, bapt. 10 Mar. 1597/8; m. at Willoughby, 24 June 1024, 
Helen Hobinson. Children: 1. Sheffield, bapt. 10 Feb. 1(524/5. 
2. Iaicij, bapt. 18 Apr. 1030. 3. Sunanna, bapt. 4 Mar. 1039/40. 

ii. Thomas, bapt. 23 Dec. 1600 ; m. at Willoughby, 12 Aug. 1027, Susan 
Greene. 

4. iii. Godfrey, bapt. 24 Sept. 1603. 

iv. Henry, bapt. 8 Oct. 1009. 

4. Godfrey Dearrarne ( William^ William) of Hannah, weaver, l)ap- 

tized at Willoughby 24 Sept. 1003, died at Hampton, N. IL, 4 Feb. 



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1. 

ii. 

iii. 

iv. 

V. 

vi. 



1685/6. He signed the Combination at Exeter in 1639, and lived 
there until 1648/9, when he moved to Hampton. The name of his 
first wife, whom he married in England, is unknown, but she was 
living in 1650, when, as Goody Dearbarn, a seat was allotted to 
her in the Hampton meeting-house. He married secoudly, 25 Nov. 
1662, Dorothy Dalton, widow of Philemon of Hampton. His 
will, dated in 1680, was not proved until 1711. It is signed " God- 
frey Dearbarn his marke." In this country the name soon became 
Dearborn . 

Children by first wife • 

Thomas, bapt. at Haunah 1 Nov. 1632; d. at Hampton in 1710; ra. 

Hannah Colcohd. dan. of Edward ; lived at Hampton. 
Henry, bapt. at Hannah 22 Marcli 1083/4; d. at Hampton in 1725; 

m. EuzAiJETii Mauiiian, dan. of John; lived at Hampton. 
A DAUGHTER, who Is kuowu oulj because her father mentions three 

dan,s:hters in his will. 
Esther, m. Richard Shortrtdge of Portsmouth. 
Sarah, b. a])t. ir.41 ; ni. Thomas Nudd of Hampton. 
John, b. abt. 1042 ; d. at Hampton in 1731 ; m. Mary- Ward, dau. of 

Thomas ; lived at Hampton. 

Rabone or Haborne 

From the Bishop's Transcripts of the Parish Registers 

OF Hcttoft* 

1600 Robert Rabone son of Edward baptized 22 June. 
1605 Rose Rabone dauirhter of Edward baptized 7 July. 
1601) Robert Rabone buried 3 January [1609/10]. 

1621 vSarah Ilaburne daughter of William baptized 9 September. 

1622 Edward Ilaburne ])uried 12 August. 

1627 John Stubbcs and Rose Ilaburne married 26 A])ril.t 

1627 Margaret Ilaburne daughter of William baptized 29 A])ril. 

1629 Ann Ilaburne wife of John buried 7 February [1629/30]. 

1635 John Rogersou and widow Ilaburne married 4 February [1635/6].t 

1638 Jane daughter of W^illiam Haburne buried 12 January [1638/9]. 

Amonjx the siirners of Wheelwriirht's Combination was one witli the 
curious name of George Rawbone, also known as Rabone or Haborne. 
He went with Wheelwright to W^ells, but removed to Hampton in 1651 
and died there before 3 Oct. 1654, when his nuncupative will was proved 
in the Norfolk County Court, leaving all his estate to his wife Susanna. 
Thomas Levet and Robert Smith of Exeter, both Lincolnshire men, ap- 
praised his estate. The widow married secondly Thomas Leader of Boston, 
and died in 1657, leaving bequests to many of the Wheelwright group, 
Levet and Godfrey Dearborn witnessing her will. All this convinced me 
that Rabone also was a Lincolnshire man, and I found in the transcripts 
of Huttoft several entries which confirm that idea. From the records which 
are given above it will be seen that the names Rabone and Haburne were 
interchangeable at Huttoft, which is a Lincolnshire parish within four 
miles of Alford and Bilsby. 

*In Phillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Registers, vol. 9, p. 50 (Huttoft ^Marriages), is 
printed the marriage of John Haburne and Ann Laverocke, 28 Jan. 1617/18; at Han- 
nah the marriage of PMward Haiborne and Katherine Thorpe, 24 Oct. 1586, is recorded 
(?6., vol. 7, p. 80); and. at Markby and Saleby several Rabone, Rawbone, qx Raybone 
marriages are recorded from 1557 to 1617 {ib., vol. 7, pp. 87, 88, 110, 112). — Editor. 

t This marriage has been printed in Phillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Registers. 



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Wheelwright 

The Will of Wyll'm Wheylwreyth of farforyth, 16 July 1550. To 
be beryd in ye kyrke yerd of sanct peter in farforyt. To ye kyrke of 
lyncollne. To ye powre mens box at farforyth. To ye kyrke of farforyth. 
Maryon my wyffe. My son Kobard. My son Jon. Rawyff my son. 
To symond fostun. Tho' my son to be supervysore. Ye residew off my 
gudde maryon my wyffe haylf to dysspoys as she thynkyste best for ye 
helyth oif our sawllys, whom I make my Executrys. Wytnessys : John 
felypson, Wyll'm Jacson, Thos. wayd. Proved at Louth 23 October 1550. 
(Consistory of Lincoln, 1549-50, fo. 220.) 

The Will of Johes Whelwright of Gristed fKirkstead], piper, 16 
March 1590 [1590/1]. To be buried in the chapefl of Gristed. To Wil- 
I'm Laine. To Agnes Laine my daughter. To Will'm my sonne. Will'm 
Laine, executor. Witnesses : Water barton, Leonard pane, Leonard Hall. 
Proved 14 April 1591. Administration granted to Agnes AVHielewright, 
the daughter, the executor being a minor. (Gonsistory of Lincoln, 1591, 
vol. 1, fo. 384.) 

The Will of John Welewright of Mumby, yeoman, 5 February 1610 
[1610/11]. To the Gathedrall Ghurch of Lincoln. To the church of 
Mumbye. To the pore of Mumbye. All the deedes and writinge of one 
ten'te in Mumbye committed unto me on trust for the said townes use be 
given and continue to the use of the said towne of Mumbye forever. My 
sone Robert Whelewright shall pay unto Mr Thomas Massingberg of lowth, 
Councelor, £33 that I owe him, on condicion that my wife Elizabeth Whele- 
wright release her Thirdes in all my landes. To Robert Whelewright my 
son. To INIary Whelewright my daughter, to be paid at her full age of 
twenty-one. To Elizabeth Whelewright my daughter [also a minor]. To 
Susan Whelewright my daughter [also a minor]. To the childe w^^ is 
in my wives wombe. To Peter Rylay my sone in lawe. To Robert 
Rylay my sone in lawe. The goods of Wyll'm Page late of Mumbye were 
commytted to my trust. Elizabeth Whelewright my wife, executrix. Su- 
pervisors : P^dward Appleyarde of Thurlbye and Robert Bettison of Hog- 
gestroppe. Witness: Robert Whelewright. Proved at Louth 18 April 
1611 (Consistory of Lincoln, 1611, vol. 1, fo. 80.) 

Inquisition Post Mortem of John Wheelwright, late of Mumby, co. 
Lincoln, yeoman, taken at Louth 29 July 1611. The jury say that the 
said John Wheelwright was seized in fee of (a) one messuage, seven acres 
of aralJe land, seven acres and one rood of pasture, lately purchased of 
Thomas Morfolt, held of Nicholas Gyrlington as of his manor of Muni])y ; 
(b) three acres of land, five roods of pasture, and two acres of pasture, witli 
appurtenances, in Mumby, lately purchased of John Ryley, held of William 
Earl of Der])y as of his jurisdiction of Mumby ; (c) two acres and one rood 
of pasture, with appurtenances, in Mumby, lately purchased of Pellam Grew, 
held of the aforesaid ^.'icholas Gyrlington ; (d) six acres of pasture in 
IVIumby lately i)urchased of William Ilaistinges, four acres of pasture in 
Mumby lately purchased of Edward Emson, five acres and one rood of 
arable land in Mumby lately j)urchased of Francis Mason, all lield of the 
King as of his manor of East Greenwich in free socage and not in chief. 
The said John Wheelwright died on 1 1 February last past, and Rol)ert 
Wheelwright is his son and next heir and is aged twenty-four years and 
more. (Incpnsitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, vol. 323, no. 93.) 



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The Will of Roberte Wheelwright of Salebve, veoman, 13 October 
1611. To the parish church of Salcbv aud the poor of 8alebv. To Mr. 
John Croftes. To ^Ir. George Scortrethe, now preacher of Alford. To 
Katherine Wheelewrighte my wife all household stuife as were late John 
^loneves her former husband deceased. To Elizabeth Wheelewrvirhte mv 
eldest daughter, Katherine my daughter, and Ellen my daughter, to each 
£1U0 at tlieir ages of twenty-one veares. If they or mv sone John Wheele- 
wrighte shall any of them die before they accomjilish twenty-one yeares, 
etc. Residue to sonne John Wheelewright, executor. Supervisors: Tho- 
mas Kingerbye of WainHett my sonne in lawe, and C'hristo})her Foston nowe 
of Salebye. Tliomas Kingerbye shall have the disposeinge of Ellen my 
daughter for nurture and education. X'pofer Foston shall have the dis- 
poseing of Elizabeth and Katherine my two other <laughters. Witnesses: 
William Everin, Tliomas Everin. " The will within written was declared 
bv Roberte Wheelwrighte to be his last will cV:c. the laste day of July 1012 
in the presence of us, Isack Jolinson, .lohn Pearson, William lialderston." 
Proved at Lincoln 7 March lOTi [1012/1^^], and administration granted 
to the executor. (Consistory of Lincoln, 1(W2, fo. 0^8.) 

The Will of IvouKUT Wiikelwriciit of Mumby, yeoman, 24 January 
1021 [1621/2]. To the mother chureh in Lincoln. To the church and 
the poor of Mumby, To Amy Wheelwright my loving wife eight Hills 
obliiratory which \\'illiam Dawnaby of Mumby ('hai)i)el standcth bound 
to me in, and also £3. 4s. which Nicholas Hurrell of Mumby, butcher, owes 
me, and *' one of my In'st tillies excepting that I l>ought of my father 
Andrew Clray." To Elizabeth Wheelewright, daughter to John Wheel- 
Avrighte my ffather. To Su>an Wheelewright and Marie \\'ln't'lwright, 
daughters to the aforesaid John Wheelwright. To Robert Uvlay of 
^lumby, my brother, Jane his wile, and William his son. To Ann Rylay 
my apprentice. To NN'illyam Pin<ler of ALimby and Anne liis wife. To 
George Ihnlson, servant to Robert I)i>born of ]\Ium«'by. To llumfrey 
Gerrard of Mumby, clerke, to ^Llry his wife, and Richard his son, my 
godchild. Mr. John Wheelwright, my nephew, sole executor. I give him 
all the remaines of my goods and all that laud, etc., in Mumby purchased 
of Morefoot and holding of the manor of East Greenwich, to him and his 
lieirs forever. And all my other lands holding as it is suppo.sed in knight's 
Fcrvice more than that third parte he is heire apparent unto, reserving the 
thirdes of all mv land unto my wife Amy Wheelwriirht. Witnesses: 
llumfrev Gerrard, clerke, Thomas Bough, Richard Tallbooll. Proved at 
Lincohr4 March 1621 [1621/2]. (Consistory of Lincoln, 1621, vol. 1, 
fo. 148.) 

Lupiisition Post Mortem of Robert Wheelwright, late of Mumby, 
CO. Lincoln, yeoman, taken at Louth 29 August 1622. [The same prop- 
erty is described as in the Inquisition Post Mortem of his father, John 
Wheelwright, given above.] The said Robert Wheelwright died on 26th 
February last past, and John Wheelwright, clerk, is next heir, as son of 
Robert Wheelwright, Senior, brother of John W^heelwright, Senior, father 
of the aforesaid Robert Wheelwriirht, Junior, deceased, and is ajred twenty- 
seven years and more. (Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, 
vol. 765, no. 42.) 

Final Concord made at Westminster on the morrow of the Holy Trinity 
1658 between John WHEEL^yRIGHT, clerk, plaintiff, and Francis Levet, 



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gent., deforciant, as to one messuage, barne, stable, garden, orchard, forty 
acres land, ten acres meadow, and twenty-four acres pasture, in Maws- 
thorpe, in the parish of Willougliby, co. Lincoln. (Feet of Fines, co. Lin- 
coln, Trinity Term, 1658.) 

Wheelwright Entries in the Bishop's Transcripts 
OF Lincolnshire Parish Registers 

Anderhy 
li503 John Whelewright and Elizabeth Smyth married 20 October. 

Bilshy^ 

1621 Mr. John Wheelwright and Marie Storre married 8 November. 

1622 John the sonne of John Wheelwright baptized vj October. 

1626 William son of John Whelewright baptizied 10 February [1626/7]. 

1627 William son of John Whelewright buried 19 May. 

1628 Susanna daughter of John Whelewright baptized 22 May. 

1629 Mary wife of John Whelewright buried 18 May. 

1630 Katherine daughter of John Whelewright baptized 4 November. 
1632 Marie daughter of John Whelewright baptized 19 May. 

1632 Marie daughter of John Whelewright buried 28 July. 

Claxhy 

1598 Robert Wheelwright and Judith Masonne both of Claxby married 
18 May. 

1598 Mary daughter of Robert Wheelwright baptized 3 September. 
1602 Judith daughter of Robert Wheelwright baptized 8 August. 
1609 Katherine daughter of Robert Wheelwright baptized 13 May. 
1611 Katherine daughter of Robert Wheelwright buried. 

1612, 1614 Robert Wheelwright churchwarden. 

1623 Judith Wheelwright buried. 

Cumherworth 

1592 Alice Wheelwright buried. 

1596 P^lizabeth Wheelwright baptized 24 June. 

1599 Katherine Wheelwright baptized 23 March [1599/1600]. 
1601 Elynor Wheelwright baptized 29 June. 

Lacehy 

1633 Elizabeth daughter of Mr. John Whelewright and Mary his wife 

baptized 9 June. 

Malthy-le- Marsh 

1619 Willm. Morton and Katherin Whelewright married by licence 13 
November.! 

Mumhy 

1585 Robert son of John Wheelwright baptized 18 February [1585/6]. 

1589 John Whelewright churchwarden. 

1601 Isabel wife of Thomas Whelewriijht buried 21 June. 

1601 Thomas Whelewright buried 3 September. 

1602 Alice wife of John Whelewright buried 11 January [1602/3]. 

1603 Susan daughter of John Whelewright baptized 25 February 

[1603/4]. 

♦The Bilsby transcripts are without gaps from Michaelmas 1594 to Lady Day 1635. 
From 1622 to 25 Mar. 1632 they are all si^rried by '« John Whelewright, vicar." * 
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1605 Mary daughter of John Whelewright baptized 11 December. 

1608 Elizabeth daughter of John Whelewright baptized 2 April. 

1609 John son of John Whelewrio-hf baptized 10 January [1609/10]. 

1609 John son of John Whelewright buried 26 February [1609/10]. 

1610 — ell daughter of John Whelewrioht baptized 9 February [1610/11]. 
1610 John Whelewright buried 11 February [1610/11]. 

1613 A ndrew Gray yeoman and Elizabeth AVhelewrioht married 20 Auijust.* 
1621 Robert Whelewright yeoman buried 27 February [1621/2]. 
1625 Charles Smyth and Amy Wheelewriojht married 13 October.* 

Salehy 

1605 Catherine ux Rob: Wheelwright buried 8 July. 

1606 Robert Wheelwriirht and Catherine Money married 17 November.* 
1612 Robert Wheelwright buried 23 February [1612/13]. 

WiUoughby 

1619 Gulielmus Walker et Juditha Wheelwryght nupt' 30 September.* 

1620 Will'us Teysdale et maria Wheelwright nupt' 2 November.* 
1632 Thomas Crambe et Maria Teisdale nupt' 3 May.* 

Most of these Wheelwright records are now publislied for the first time. 
The Wyll'm Whevlwrevth of Farforth, co. Lincoln, the testator of 1550, 
who had wife Marion and sons Robert, Jolin, Ralph, and Thomas, may 
have been an ancestor, perhaps the grandfather, of John and Robert, 
the testators of 1610/11 and 1611, but evidence on this point is lacking. 
The following pedigree, however, is derived chiefly from these records : 

1. Wheelwright had sons : 

2. i. John. 

3. ii. Robert. 

2. John WirEELWRionT of Mumby, co. Lincoln, yeoman, the testator 

of 1610/11, died 11 Feb. 1610/11 and was buried at Mumby on 

the same day. He married first Alice , who was buried at 

Mumby 11 Jan. 1602/3; and secondly, at Anderby, co. Lincoln, 
20 Oct. 1603, Elizabeth Smyth, who survived him and married 
secondly, at Mumby, 20 Aug. 1613, Andrew Gray, yeoman. 
Children by first ^yife : 

i. Robert of Mumby, yeoman, the testator of 1G21/2, bapt. at INIumby 
18 Feb. 1585/6 { d. s.p. 26 Feb. 1621/2 and bur. at Mumby the next 

day; m. Amy . who survived him and m. (2) at Mumby, 13 

Oct. 1625, Charles Smyth. His cousin. Rev. John Wheelwright,' 
later of New England, was sole executor of his will and his resi- 
duary legatee. 

ii. A DAUGHTER, m. Peter Rylay. 

iii. Jane, m. Robert Ry'Lay of Mumby. She was living 24 Jan. 1621/2, 
and had issue. 

Children by second wife, baptized at Mumby : 

iv. Susan, bapt. 25 Feb. 1603/4 ; living unm. 24 Jan. 1621/2. 
V. Mary, bapt. 11 Dec. 1605 ; living unm. 24 Jan. 1621/2. 
vi. Elizabeth, bapt. 2 Apr. 1608; living unm. 24 Jan. 1621/2. 
vii. John, bapt. 10 Jan. 1609/10; bur. at Mumby 26 Feb. 1609/10. 
viii. —ell (dau.), bapt. 9 Feb. 1610/11 ; probably d. young. 

3. Robert Wheelwright of Cumberworth and of Saleby, co. Lincoln, 

yeoman, the testator of 1611, was buried at Saleby 23 Feb. 1612/13. 

*This marriage has been printed in Phillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Registers. 



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He married first Alice , wlio was buried at Cumberworth in 

1592 ; secondly Cathkrink , who was buried at Saleby 8 

July 1605 ; and thirdly, at Saleb}^, 17 Nov. 1 606, Catherine Money, 
widow of John. 

Children by first wife : 

i. A DAUGHTER, m. Thomas Rtngerby of Waiuflect, co. Lincoln; d. 
bef. 13 Oct. 1(311, as she is not mentioned in her father's will. 

ii. John, b. abt. 15'J2, since he was a minor in 1(511, when his father 
made his will, but was of age 7 Mar. 1()12/13, when the will was 
proved. He was the celebrated Antinomian, the founder of Exeter 
and third pastor at Hampton, N. H. See Register, vol. 21, pp. 
3G3-3G5 (article by Col. Chester) ; Bell's Memoir of John Wheel- 
wright; Charles Francis Adams's Three Episodes of Massachu- 
setts History, vol. 1, pp. 368 et seq. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. at Cumberworth 24 June 159G. 

iv. IvATHKRiNE, bapt. at Cuuiberworth 23 Mar. 1599/1000. 

V. Ellen or Elynor, bapt. at Cumberworth 29 June IGOl. 

From this pedigree it appears that Rol)ert Wheelwright of INIumby, who 
died 26 Feb. 1621/2, was a cousin, not an uncle, of Rev. John AVheel- 
wright. There were not, therefore, as Col. Chester supposed, two broth- 
ers named Robert Wheelwright, but an uncle and a nephew of that name. 

In Col. Chester's day the transcripts at Lincoln w^ere not as carefully 
arranged as they are now, for none are now missing, and in several, which 
have apparently been found since Col. Chester made his search, there are 
Wheelwright records of importance. For instance, the burial of John 
Wheelwright's first wife is in the Bilsby transcript for 1629. This tran- 
script was supposed to be missing, and from its non-appearance the support- 
ers of the " Wheelwright Deed " claimed that John Wheelwright might 
have been in New England in that year. In fact, it is in the file, and is 
signed, like others, " John Whelewright, vicar." 

The record of the baptism of Susanna Whelewright in 1628 is also a 
new discovery. It was she who married Edward Rishworth. Previously 
printed pedigrees have stated that her husband was a son of the Edward 
Rishworth of the Exeter Combination, but 1 believe that in fact her hus- 
band was the original P^xeter settler. 

Attention has already been called to the connection shown in the tran- 
scripts between the Crams and the Wheelwrights. 

It is worth noting that the land in Mawthorpe, parish of Willoughby, 
which Wheelwright bought from Francis Levet (Register, vol. 67, pp. 
66-67) was acquirv,d during AV heel Wright's last visit to England, in 16o8. 
At this date Francis Levet, wlio is described in Wheelwright's deed to 
Crispe as a "gentleman, of North Willingham," h;id not taken orders, and 
therefore couhl not be called a clergyman. My theory is tliat this Francis 
Levet was an own cousin of Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton. 
(Register, vol. 67, pp. 66 et seq.) 

Wight 

The Will of RouERt Wight of Ilareby, clerk, 1 Octol)er 1617. To be 
buried in the chancel of the church of Ilarebv. To eldest son Daniel 
Wight £20 at twenty-one years. To eldest daughter Sara Wight £10 at 
twenty-one years or at her marriage. To second daughter Elizai)eth Wight 
£10 at twenty-one years or at her marriage. To second son Tiiomas ^\'ight 



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£10 at twenty-one years. To youngest son John Wight £10 at twenty- 
one years. To the poor of Hareby. Residue to dearly beloyed wife 
Bridget Wight, executrix. My worshipful and good friend Mr. Bryan of 
Bollingbroke, and Mr. Edmond Power, minister of the same town, to be 
supervisors. Witnesses : Rich. Wright, Nathaniell Lambert, Daniell 
Wight. Proved at Spilsby 24 April 1618. (Consistory of Lincoln, 1618, 
vol. 2, fo. 343.) 

Wight Entries in the Bishop's Transcripts of Lincolnshire 

Parish Registers 

Alford 

1603 Robert Wight, concionator, and Elizabeth Fulshaw married 21 July.* 
1613 Robert Wight, clerk, and Bridget White married 25 November.f 

Harehy 

1604 Daniel Wight the sonne of Robert Wight baptized 7 June. 
1604 Sarah Wight daughter of Robert Wight baptized 10 October. 

1606 P^lizabeth Wiijht dauMiter of Robert Wiijht baptized 2 November. 

1607 Thomas Wiglit the sonne of Robert Wight baptized 6 December. 

1608 Joliu Wiglit the sonne of Robert Wight, clerk, baptized 1 January 

[1608/9]. 

1610 Marie Wight daughter of Robert Wight, clerk, baptized 2 September. 

1611 Elizabeth Wiglit the wiffe of Robert Wight, clerk, buried '1Q> June. 
1611 Mary Wight daughter of Robert Wight, minister of Hareby, buried 

27 November. 
1617 Robert Wyglit, mynister, buried 8 January [1617/18]. 
1630 Nathaniel Heaton and P^lizabeth Wighte married 21 April.* 

Thomas Wight, one of the signers of the Exeter Combination, is con- 
sidered by Savage to be a Thomas Wright, but wherever the name appears 
in autograph the surname is distinctly Wight and nothing else. Appar- 
ently he left no descendants who remained in New En^jland. He did not 
move from Exeter when Wheelwright left. He appears occasionally on 
the records, and was made a freeman in 1647. After this date we find 
him no more on the records, and I think he died about 1650, leaving a 
minor son, Israel Wight. Israel seems to have been a ward of Capt. 
Richard Waldron of Dover, and came of age about 1664. In 1665 admin- 
istration on the estate of Thomas Wight of P^xeter was granted by the 
County Court to Israel Wight. Previous to his coming of age Israel had 
perhaps been a servant or protege of Gov. Bellingham, for we find him in 
1656 witnessing a deed from Bellingham to Everill and a mortgage taken 
back. At the Quarterly Court in Salisbury, Apr. 1 664, Israel Wight sued 
Capt. Waldron for withholding his estate, which had been committed to 
Capt. Waldron at the time when Waldron was guardian for Wight. The 
case went up to the Court of Assistants, and finally to the General Court, 
vrhich heard it in 1666, but by this time Israel Wight had apparently left 
the country. 

Thomas Wight is an interesting link, for he was one of the grantees 
named in the " Wheelwright Deed." The only family of the name I found 
in Lincolnshire was that of Robert Wight, a clergyman at Hareby, a 

* This entry is taken not from the Alford transcripts but from Phillimore's Lincoln- 
shire Parish Registers, Marriages, vol. 7. 
t This marriage has been printed in Phillimore's Lincolnshire Parish Registers. 



1914] Lincolnshire Origin of Exeter Settlers 79 

parish half-way between Spilsby and Horncastle. Robert Wight had some 
connection with Alford, for he was a witness to Balthasar Willick's will 
there in 1598/9, and in 1613 he married there his second wife, Bridget 
White. The will of Robert Wight and the Hareby transcripts show that 
he had a son Thomas, baptized 6 Dec. 1607, who may have been the 
Exeter settler, although proof that he was the Thomas Wight of the Com- 
bination has not yet been found. 

WiLLIX 

The Will of Balthasar Willick of Alford, 7 February 1598 [1598/9]. 
To be buried in the church of Alford. To Anne my wife for the good and 
vertuous education of my children the lease of one messuage in Alford 
wherein Willyam Brockbancke lately dwelt, which I had from my Lord 
Willoughby of Willoughby and Earsby for twenty-one years ; also the lease 
of one other messuage in Alford late in the tenure of Richard hornsey or 
his assigns, which I also had from my said Lord Willoughby for twenty- 
one years ; also one other lease of a tenement in Well in the parish of 
Alford late in the tenure of Richard Parrishe or his assigns, which 1 had 
also from the sayd Lord Willoughby for twenty-one years ; also all my 
other leases, bonds, and assurances to my sayd wife for the good bringing 
up of my sayd children, together with all my stock and moveables, save 
that I give to Mr. Frances Merburie for the good will which I beare unto 
him my best gowne. Anne my wife, executrix. Witnesses : Robert Wight, 
Lenord Thory, Willm. Bellingham. Proved at Lincoln 16 February 
1598 [1598/9]. (Consistory of Lincoln, 1598, fo. 200.) 

The Will of William Bellingham of Alford, yeoman, 25 August 
1606. To be buried in the church of Alford. To Susan my daughter £10, 
which my wife shall have the use of until she come to twenty-one years, 
provided that if my wife happen to marrie in the meantyme then she shall 
have £20 to her portion, to be put for her best behoofe into the hands of 
some faithfull frend. To Anne my wife the lease of one messuage in Al- 
ford where 1 now dwell, which 1 have from my Lord Willoughby of Wil- 
loughby and Earsby for twenty-one years ; also one other lease of a mes- 
suage in Alford now in the use of Richard Hardy ; also one other lease of 
a tenement in Well. Residue to wife Anne, executrix. My good friend 
Mr. George Esterby, supervisor. AVitnesses: Joseph Overton, dark, 
AVill'm Anaram, Parsevall Anojram. Proved at Lincoln 4 November 1606. 
(Consistory of Lincoln, 1606, fo. 360.) 

WiLLix AND Bp:llingham Entries in^ the Bishop's Transcripts 
OF the Parish Registers of Alford 

1593 Peregrinus filius Balthasar Willickes ba})tizatus 22 July. 

1595 Balthasar filius Balthasari Willech baptizatus 27 July. 

1598 Edwardus lilius JJalthezeri WiUech ba{)tizatus 30 April. 

1598 P>altliezer Willecli sepultus 13 Feljruary [1598/9]. 

1600 Susanna filia Balthezeri Willech sepulta 28 INIay. 

1600 ^^'iHia^l licliiiigliam and Ann Willecli married 3 July.* 

1601 Susanna iilia Will'i Bellingham baptizata 1 September. 

1627 Philemon Pormc^rt and Susan IJellinghani married 11 OctolxM'.* 
1635 Anna filia Edvardi Willickes et Susannae uxoris ba[)tizata 13 May. 



This marriage has been printed in Phillimore's Lincolusliire Parish Kegisters. 



80 Lincohishire Origin of Exeter Settlers [Jan. 

Balthazar Willix was a settler at Exeter in New England in 1640, and 
Mr. Frank W. Ilackett, in- a brief article containing interesting informa- 
tion about him and his family (Register, vol. 50, pp. 46-48), stated that 
his name could scarcely be English. He was unquestionably the son of 
Balthasar AVillick or Willech of Alford, co. Lincoln, the testator of 1598/9, 
who had a wife Anne, and who was buried at Alford 13 Feb. 1598/9. 
The entries in the transcripts of the Alford registers show the baptisms of 
three sons of the elder Balthasar, namely. Peregrine, 22 July 1593, Bal- 
thasar (the Exeter settler), 27 July 1595, and pAlward, 30 Apr. 1598, and 
the burial of a daughter Susanna, 28 May 1600. Of the three witnesses 
to the will of Balthasar Willick of Alford Robert Wight was perhaps the 
father of Thomas AVight of Exeter, as we have seen ; Leonard Thory was 
of a good Lincolushire family; and William Bellingham lived at Alford, 
married there, 3 July 1600, Anne, the widow of Balthasar Willick, and 
had a daugliter Susanna, baptized there 1 Sept. 1601. This daughter was 
married at Alford, 11 Oct. 1G27, to Philemon Pormort, later oi' P>ostou, 
where he was schoolmaster, Exeter, and Wells. William Bellingham 
made his will 25 Aug. 1606, and was buried at Alford 2 Sept. 1606.* 

This Bellingham connection is interesting, although I do not believe 
that the Alford yeoman was closely if at all related to the morose and 
aristocratic Puritan, Richard Bellingham, recorder of Boston in England 
and irovernor of the Massachusetts Bay. 

Balthasar Willick of Alford seems to have been a man of substance, 
and was perhaps a protege^ of Peregrine Bertie, Lord Willoughby d'Eres- 
by. The oldest son of this Balthasar was evidently named Peregrine in 
honor of Lord A\'illoughby, and here one may indulge in theory to help 
out the gaps in genealogy. Nowliere else in Lincolnshire or in England 
have I found the nam<i of AVillick. It has a Flemish sound. Pereirrine 
Bertie was a typical Elizabetlum nobleman, a friend of Sidney, and in 
command when the latter fell at Zut[)hen. Bertie was born at Cleves, and 
from 1582 to 1590 was almost constantly abroad on diplomatic or military 
service, mainly in Holland and the Low Countries. In 1597 he was made 
governor of Berwick Castle. He died in 1601, and is buried at Spilsby in 
Lincolnshire. It may well be that Lord Willoughby attached to himself 
the Flemi^h youth, Balthasar Willech, and brought him to England on 
one of his numerous visits. This would explain the fact that the name 
appears nowhere else in England, and might account for the leaseholds 
which lialthasar Willech of Alford acquired from his lord. 

It would be interesting to follow the line of Anna AVillix, one of the 
daughters of Balthazar of Exeter, who, according to the records presented 
by Mr. Ilackett, married first Rol)ert Roscoe, who moved to Roanoke 

and died there ; secondly Blunt ; thirdly Southwell ; and 

fourthly Col. Leare of Yirginia.f It will be remembered that Winthrop 
recites with rather too much particularity the murder of the first wife of 
Balthazar Willix of Exeter. The recently published files of the old Nor- 
folk County Court show that at the court at Hampton, 7 Sept. 1648, AVil- 
lex sued one Robert Hithersay " for raising an evil report of his deceased 
wife, and for breach of promise in carrying his wife to Oyster River in a 
canoe and not bringing her up in a canoe again." Hithersay, who roved 
from Concord to Lynn, P^xeter, and York, was apparently a wayward 
character, and may have been suspected of the murder. 

* AVentAvovth Genealogy, vol 1, p. 77. 

tFor records concerning Anna Willix and her sisters vide infra, pp. 81-82. — Editor. 



1914] Daughters of Balthazar Willix 81 



THE DAUGHTERS OF BALTHAZAR WILLIX OF 

EXETER 

By Virginia Hall of Cambridge, Mass. 

The following records and notes relate to the daughters of Bal- 
thazar Willix* of Exeter and may be regarded as a continuation of 
the article by Mr. Frank W. Hackett in Register, vol. 50, pp. 

46-48. 

" AVhereas Hon. Seth Southell, Esqr. and James Blunt, both of North 
Carolinah, did by their Last Wills give and bequeath unto Anna: first 
wife of said Bhmt and afterwards the wife of said Southwell and her heirs, 
afterwards wife of Col. John Lere of Vergenea and so Died. Whose Sis- 
ters and Brother-in-law, Hazelpony Wood of Ipswich in the Province of 
Massachusetts in New England, and Francis Jownes and Suzana his wife 
of Portsm^ in the Province of New Hampshire, said Hazelpony and Su- 
zannah own sisters both by father and mother's side to the above said 
Anna and so right heirs, in consideration of £250 sell unto our kinsman 
Thomas Pickeringe of Portsm^ formerly our attorney, all the estate given 
to our sister Anna Lere by said Blunt and Southell in North Carolina." 
Dated 4 June 1G97. Witnesses: James Allen, John Pickeringe. Re- 
corded 6 Sept. 1709. (N. H. Province Deeds, vol. 1, p. 343.) 

The estate conveyed by the deed given above is described in a deed, dated 
15 July 1709, from Thomas and Mary (Gee) Pickering to William Par- 
tridge and Pelatiah Whittemore, all of Portsmouth, as " a certain estate in 
North and South Carolina, more piirticularly the estate of Seth Southel, 
Esq. in the Province of North Carolina adjoining Salmon Creek, Kendrick 
Creek, Little River, Peatty Creek and the River Pasquatank, consisting 
of 12000 acres excepting 4000 acres formerly sold by said Pickering to 
William Duckenfield." (N. H. Province Deeds, vol. 7, p. 344.) 

The following facts about Anna, daughter of Balthazar Willix, are found 
in the North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 1, pp. 34, 
74, vol. 3, pp. 247, 254 : 

James Blount came to Chowan Precinct, Colony of Carolina, from Isle 
of Wight Co., Va., in 1G69, where he was living with his familj^ in IGGO. 
Mrs. Anna Blount, his wife, who first appears as "Anne Willis of Ipswich, 
Massachusetts," married first Robert Roscoe of Roanoke ; secondly James 
Blount, whose will was proved 17 July 1G8G ; thirdly Seth Southel, gover- 
nor of North Carolina, whose will was proved 3 Feb. 1G93/4 ; f and fourth- 
ly Col. John Lear of Nasemond Co., Va. In a suit brought by the executors 
of Col. Lear in 1G97 he was called ' executcti' of iMadam Anna Lear, and 
mention was made of certain i^oods consii^ned to her as Madam Sothell 
from Col. John Foster of Boston. 

Madam Anna Lear died before 1695, and Col. Lear died 27 June iG9G. 
{Virginia Historical Magazine, vol. 17, p. 228; William and Mary Quar- 
terly, vol. 8, p. 171, vol. 9, pp. 83-131.) 

The first mention of IIazelelponi| Willix is found in the will of Jolin 
Cooper, "now resident in Weymouth," dated 24 Feb. 1652/3. The wife 

* For the parentage of Balthazar Willix of Exeter, vide supra^ pp. 79-80. — Editor. 
fFor character and will of .Seth Southell see John JI. Wheeler a Jlistorical Sketches 
of North Carolina, j)p. 31, S9. 
tThe name Ilazelelponi is found in the Bible, 1 Chron., iv, 3. 



82 Daughters of Balthazar WilUx [Jan. 

of Henry AValtham, " in whose house I now sojourn," is to be fully paid, 
and "if there is anything remaining, Hazillpenah Willockes dwelliuij: with 
Mr. Waltham shall have 10s." (Suffolk Wills, vol. 1, p. 96.) The Boston 
records show the birth of John, son of John Gee and llazelpanah his wife, 
27 May 1GG2. Hazelelponi Gee was baptized in the First Church, Boston, 
19 day, 9 mo., 1671. 

"The Depositions of Benjamin Norton & Thomas Pease Sein^ of Edgar- 
town Testitieth & saitli that they very well Remembred ,Iohn Gee formerly 
of Marthas Vinvard & further we Testifie we Kemembred Mary Gee 
his Eldest Dauirhter we £foin<i to school each of us with her unto her 
mother at P^diiartown at the house of y® abovsd Gee about a mile Distance 
from the harbour about Sixty years since in the year One Thousand six 
hundred tfc seventy we being very well acquainted with the family & that 
Mary Gee was the Reputed Daughter of sd Gee & so called & further 
saith not." Attest, Jabez Athea^rn, clerk. (SutVolk Court Files, -iHiK]!).) 

" Paid .Joseph Merry in rye a bush cVc a peck in Indean corn sixe bush: 
upon a letter of M"" Nicholas Butler from Martins Vineyard to me w*^h 
value of corne M' Butler })aid to llazaell Gee widd. of dwelling in ye said 
Island w' h said corne upon AP Butlers letter I received of Richard Belling- 

ham of Boston wittnes my hand - 7, 4, 70 

his 

Jo9ei)h merry 

wittnes hereof "^^k 

John Sewall" (Suffolk Court Files, 971.) 

Jose})h Merry of IIampt(tn married, 1(>.')9, Elizabeth, widow of Emanuel 
Ilillianl, wlio with Hannah W'illix and others is named in a deed, dated 
22 Mai-. l()6tJ/4, from Ruth, widow of Rev. Timothy Dalton of Hampton, 
N. 11.. to Nathaniel Bachiler, being included among those who are to re- 
ceive legacies after the death of the grantor. (Pope's Pioneers of Massachu- 
setts, p. 129; Dow's Hampton, vol. 2, p. 'Ib"^.) 

The dei)ositions of Samuel Wood, son of Obadiah Wood of Ij)s\vich, 
Willani Harris and Susanna Stone, both of Ipswich, William and Abigail 
Cotton, and Samuel Lovell of Portsmouth, dated 26 Apr. 1732, are found 
in Suffolk Court Files, 33564. \\'illiam Harris deposed that he "well re- 
membered Obadiah Woods Intermarriage with the widow Hazelelponi Gee 
near about sixtv vears a^o he brou<dit her from Boston, that it was the 
talk of the times when she came to Dwell in Ipswich that her former hus- 
band Gee was a Dweller or inhabitant at Marthas Vinvard. She brouj'ht 
with her into Obadiah Woods family a maiden Daughter named Mary I 
was well accpiainted with the family & the said Mary who we used to call 
Mary Gee till she Intermarried with one Thomas Pickerin who lived at 
Piscatacjua & the sd Mary is still Living there for ought any thing I know 
for I never heard of her Death." 

A similar deposition of William Harris was communicated to the Essex 
Antiquarian (vol. 8, p. 164) by Charles E. Banks, M.D., author of the 
History of Martha's Vineyard. In this deposition, dated 7 Oct. 17.'>G and 
taken from Dukes County Deeds, vol. 6, p. 238, Harris says that the 
Widow Gee had three daughters, Mary, who married Thomas Pickering, 
Anna, who married Samuel Hodgkins of Gl-oucester, and Martha, who 
married Thomas Cotes. 

In the Ancient Burying-Ground at Ipswich is the gravestone of " Hasel- 
elpony AVood widdow of Obadiah Wood died Novem"" y® 27 1714 aged 78 
years." ( See Essex Antiquarian, vol. 13, p. 79, for illustration.) 



1914] English Ancestry of American Bellcnaps 83 



THE ENGLISH ANCESTEY OF THE AMERICAN 

BELKNAPS 

By Henry Wyckoff Belknap, Esq., of Salem, Mass. 

At different times during the past fifteen or eighteen years the 
compiler of this article has attempted to discover the ancestry of 
Abraham Belknap, who was a landowner at Lynn, Mass., in 1635 
or thereabouts, and who brought with him, when he came to New 
England, his wife Mary and several children. 

These efforts resulted in the acquisition of a considerable amount 
of information about a knightly family of Belknaps, from Sir Rob- 
ert de Belknap, who was chief justice of the Court of Common 
Pleas in the time of Richard II and died in 1400, down to his g^reat- 
grandson. Sir Edward, who was born in 1473, was custodian of 
Warwick Castle and a privy councillor of Henry VIII, and died 26 
Mar. 1521, leaving no sons. 

The clue, however, which led to the discovery of the English 
home of the ancestors of Abraham Belknap was obtained from an 
old gentleman whose acquaintance was made several years ago 
through his reply to some genealogical queries. He had formerly 
lived in the parish of Sawbridge worth, co. Herts, and remembered 
that the name Belknap occurred in the parish registers there. He 
was employed to make a search, and in due time produced many 
entries from the registers of St. Mary the Great, Sawbridgeworth, 
together with a number of wills from the Commissary Court of Lon- 
don for Essex and Herts. By piecing together the facts obtained 
from these records an incomplete pedigree of the family was secured, 
and a certain Bennet or Benedict Belknap seemed most likely to be 
the father of the American immigrant. Unfortunately, however, 
the will of this particular man, while recorded as having been offered 
for probate, was nowhere to be found, and the officials connected 
with the probate registry came to the conclusion that it had been 
placed at some time in the wrong bundle and was therefore prac- 
tically lost. 

The search, therefore, came to a standstill until about two years 
ago, when it was decided to make one more attempt to identify 
positively the father of the immigrant. The services of Mr. Charles 
A. Bernau of London were obtained, and he was furnished with all 
the material at hand. 

Mr. Bernau began his search with the Lay Subsidy Rolls in the 
Public Record Office in London, and there discovered that the sur- 
name of the Sawbridgeworth branch of the Belknap family was 
sometimes Beltoft or Beltofte. With this fact in mind, it was easy 
to find in the probate records the missing will of Bennet Beltoft, 
the father of Abraham Belknap. It had been proved 15 June 1624 
by his widow Grace and his son Josias in the Commissary Court of 

VOL. LXVIII. 6 



84 



English Ancestry of American Belhnaps 



[Jan. 



London for Essex and Herts, and was entered in the Probate Act 
Book for 1623-1626 under the name Belknapp, while it appeared 
in the Calendars of Wills under the name Beltojt, which is the 
form used in the w^ill. 

These facts were brought to the attention of the authorities at 
Somerset House, and both in the Calendars and in the Probate Act 
Book the entry has been made to read "Belknap otherwise Beltoft.''* 

In this number of the Register and in the issue for April 
some English records relating to the ftimily of Belknap alias Beltoft 
will be given, and these will be followed by a pedigree showing the 
ancestry of the American immigrant, f 

The papers immediately following are preserved in the Public 
Record Office, London, and rehite to a case in Chancery, begun 
not later than 1549, in whicli Richard Beltoft, grandfather of the 
New England settler, Abraham Belknap, was complainant. Of 
the documents in this case apparently only the depositions of the 
witnesses for the defendant are missing. These records are printed 
here in full. The exact relationsliip of Richard Beltoft, the com- 
plainant, to the brothers tlohn and Kdmond Beltoft who are men- 
tioned in this case has not yet been proved ; but it is believed that 
a Henry l^eltofte, who was buried at Sawbridgcworth, co. Herts, 

5 July 1561, was a l)r()ther of John and Kdmond l>eltoft, and that 
the complainant Ricliard was a son of this Henry. 

From Chanckry Proceedings 

Too the riirht honahle Sir Richard Roche knyfjht lord Ryche & Lord 
Chancelor of Enuhiiid. 

Most humble wyse shewyth & compleynetli unto your good lordship your 
pore Orator & dayly bedman Richard IJeltot't of Sahycheifwortli within the 
County of Hertford that where one John Beltoft late of Sawliyclieffworth 
aforesaid deceased was lawfullye seased in liys deniane as of lee by good 

6 just tyle & lawfull conveyance in the law of & in one tent, w' a garden 
& 2 acres of arable land or thereabouts ther unto belonging called Currants 
sett lieiiiff & bein^: vn Sawbryche worth aforesaid & he soo beyinire thereof 
seased a 5 yeres past or thereabouts by his dede sutfycyent in the lawe gave 
& granted the said tent. & other the p'mysses w'' all & singular their 
app'tynces to one Henry Chauncey & others to have to them & their heires 
to the use <fc behoofe of one Margaret Beltoft then his wyff for terme of 
20 yeres yf she soe long doe lyve the remaynder thereof to your seyd 
Orator & to his lieyres for ever & to execute the seyd estate of the p'mysses 
made a letter of attorney to one Robert Chauncy gentleman who delivered 
seisin of the p'mysses to the seyd Margaret & to your seyd bcsecher ac- 
cording! ye and delyvered to the said Margaret the said dede with the seyd 
Ire of attorney to kepe to the use aforesaid by force whereof & by force of 

* Alternative surnames are said to have been somewhat uncommon in England, 
altliough much used in the Channel Islands. It is interesting to find in Wright's 
Dictionary of Dialect that the termination ** -toft " signifies, among other meanings, 
•* a low hill," while "-knap " has " a small hill " as one of its meanings. 

t Other records concerning various Beltofts of the later Middle Ages have been 
collected ; but as no connection between these earlier Beltofts and the Sawbridgeworth 
family has been proved, they are not reproduced here. 



1914] English Ancestry of American Belhnaps 85 

the statute made for the extingingment of uses & wylls the seyd Margaret 
was possessed of the terme aforesaid the remainder thereof yn your seyd 
besecher hys heyres & after the sayd Margaret dyed after whose deathe 
your seyd besecher entred the p'mysses & thereof was seased in his demeane 
as of fee by force of the gyft aforesaid. So it yor reight Ilonable Lord that 
after the death of the said Margaret the seyd dede & lere of attorney 
casuallye came to the hands '& possession of one Thomas Westwood of 
Maudlyn with in the Countie of Essex who by color of the above thereof 
hath wrongfully entryed ynto the p'mysses & thereof expulsed & putt out 
ye seid Orator & will not suffer hym to occupye and enjoye the pmysses 
as of right he ought to doo of whom albeyt your seyd Orator have divers 
& sundrie tymes required the delyverey yet them to delylver he hath all- 
weys refused & yet doth contry to all right & good conceynce. And for 
as much as your seyd Orator knoweth nott the date of them nor whether 
they be conteyned in bag box chest locked or otherwyse your seyd Orator 
ys with out remedye for the obteynyng of them by the order of the common 
lawe. And so lykely to be dysherited & undon for ever unlesse your lord- 
shippe favor be to hym shewed in that behalfe. In consideracon whereof 
ytt may therefore please your good Lordshippe the premisses considered to 
grant the Kyngs most graycious writt of subpena to be dyrected to the seyd 
Thomas Westwood commanding hym by virtue thereof p'sonally to appeare 
before your good Lordshippe in the Kyngs moste high Courte of Chauncery 
att a certen day & under a certen payne therein by your good Lordshippe 
to be lymited then & there to answer to the p'mysses & further to stand & 
abyde suche order & direction therein as by your good Lordshippe shal be 
thought convenyent & your seyd Orator shalle daily pray unto God for the 
p'suacyon of your good Lordshippe long in honor to contynewe. 

The answer of Thomas Westwood to the bill of Complaynt of Richard 
Beltofte. 

The said defendant saith that the said bill of complaint ys untrue un- 
certen & insufficient in the lawe to be unanswered unto & the matter 
therein conteyned untruly imagyned & devysed to put the deft to wrong- 
full vexacon cost & expences & the matter determynable at the com- 
mon law where unto he prayeth to be remytted Never thelesse the ad- 
vantage of the insufficiency of the seyd bill to him at all tymes saved for 
declaration of the truthe of the matter & for answer saith that true yt 
ys that the sayd John Beltofte in the said bill of complaint menconed wasse 
seased of & in the tenement & other the p'mysses in the bill of complaynt 
especyhed in his demean as of fee & being soe seised about the 26 yere of 
the Kaigne of the late King of famious memory Kinge Henry VIII infeifed 
thereof John Payne the elder & George Mathewe to have & holde the said 
p'mysses to them & to there heyres to the use of the said John Beltoft for 
the tearme of his lyfe & after his decesse to the use of one jMargaret wyfe 
of the said John Beltofte & of her heyres by force whereof the said John 
Beltoft wasse thereof sead in his demean as of freehold the remaynder 
thereof to the said Margaret to her heires in fee & the said Jolm Beltoft 
dyed after whose death the same Margaret entred into the p'mysses & 
wasse tliereof seased in her demeane as of fee & so being of the p'mysses 
seised take to husband the said defendant by force whereof the said deft & 
Margaret in the right of the said Margaret were of the p'mysses seased in 
tliere demeane as of fee & so being thereof seased they had issue betweene 
them one Thomas W^estwood yett lyvinge & tlie said Margaret dyed after 



S6 English Ancestry of American Belknaps [Jan. 

wliose death the said deft held hym the said p'misses tenant by the curtesey 
of England & j's thereof seased in his demean as of freeholde the reversion 
thereof to the said Thomas the son being of the age of 3 yeres or there- 
abouts & prayeth in ayde of hym & for that the said Thomas the sonne ys 
within age the said deft prayeth that the poll may demurre & saith that 
dyvers evidence consuynge the said p'misses been in his hands custoyde & 
possession which he deteyneth in his hands custodye & possession for the 
p'suscon of hys estate & the interest of the said Thomas his sonne as law- 
full ys for hym to do without that that the said John Beltoft infelfyed of the 
said p'mysses the said Henry Chauncye other in fee to theuse & behofe of 
the said Margaret for terme of yeres & after to the use of the compleyant 
& his heires in manner & forme as by the said bill of complaynte ys un- 
truly allegyd. And without that that there was any other matter or thinge 
mencoyned or conteyned in the sayd bill of compleynt matterill or efFectuall 
to be answered unto & in this answer not beinor confessed & avoyded 
denyed or traversed ys true all which matters the said defendant ys ready 
to averre & p've as this honable Courte shall awarde & prayeth to be dis- 
myssed with his reasonable costs and charges by him susteyned in this 
behalfe. (Early Chancery Proceedings, uncalendared, 1194.) 

Interogatories for Wytnes to be examyned on the parte and behalfe of 
Richarde Beltofte ageynst Thomas Westvvoode. 

1. Imprimes whether that one John Beltofte weare ever seased of and in 
one Tenement withe a garden plotte and ij acres of arable lande called 
Currants sett lienge and beinge in Sabricheworthe within the Countye 
of Hertforde yf he weare of whate estate and howe longe yt is syns. 

2. Item yf he weare seased of the premisses whether he gave and 
graunted the seyd tenement and other the premisses with all and 
singuler the appurtenances to one Henrie Chauncerie and other yf he 
dyd whether yt weare by deade or with owte deade yf yt weare by 
deade wlioo wrote the deade And what weare the contents thereof 
And to what use And whether livery and season weare made Accord- 
inglie yf yt weare what daye yf theare weare livery and season howe 
longe yt is sins and whoo weare present at the livery And uppon what 
parcel! of the grownde livery was made And by whome yt was made 
and whoo Keceyved yt and by what Authoritie. 

3. Item to whome the deade was delivered and in whoose presens. Item 
what the seyd tenement and other the premisses arre worthe by the 
yeare over all chargis. 

4. Item howe longe the seyd Westwood hathe occupied the premisses 
and by what tytill. 

Ex parte Ric. Beltofte versus Thomas Westwoode. 

Michaell Waller of Sabridgeford [sic] in the Countie of Hertf. laborer 
of the age of xxxj years or more sworne and examyned the xxiijth day of 
October in the thyrd yere of the reigne of our soveraigne lorde P^dward the 
sixt [1549] saiethe and deposeth by virtue of his othe that as by the report 
of one John Beltofte late of Sabridgeworth nowe decessed and other ancient 
men he doth know that the same John Beltofte was seasyd in fee symple 
of and in one tenement with a garden plotte and two acres of arrable lande 
called Currants sett lyeinge and being in Sabridgeworth aforsaid in the said 
Countie of Hertf. and he was so seasyd he saieth at Christmas last past 
was foure yeres And he further saieth that aboute a senight before or 



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after Candelmas was foure yeres the said John Beltofte being so seasyd of 
the premisses gave and grauntyd the said tenement and other the premisses 
with all and singuler the appurtenances to one Henry Chauncye and other 
by deade whiche was written by one Robert Chauncye and the contents of 
the said deade were that the said Henry Chancey and his feoffes shuld 
have the premisses to them and their heyres to the use of Margaret the 
wief of the said John Heltofte nowe decessed for time of xx yeres if she 
lyved so longe and after her deathe if she died within the same xx yeres 
and also if she lyved tyll the determynacion of the said xx yeares that they 
and theyr heyres shuld liave the premisses to the use of the said Richard 
Beltofte [torn, ? and to the heir? of his body] lawfully begotten and after 
his deathe for lacke of suche issue to the use of Edmonde Beltofte his 
brother and his heyres for ever whiche he saiethe he knoweth to be true by 
reason he was present at the sealing and delyvery of the said deade and 
heard it reade before the sealing therof twysse at the later tyme of reading 
wherof he saieth it was reade before the said John Beltofte and he was 
also present when lyver}' and seasyn were made accordingly and then he 
hard readde agayne but what day of the yere lyvery and seasyn were made 
he remembreth not but remembreth that it was within a senight before or 
after Candelmas was foure yeres then being present Robert Chauncye John 
Gallowewaye William Dyar John Hongston and John Tredegold and lyvery 
he saieth was made at the said tenement called Curraunts by the sayd 
Robert Chauncy by the delyvery of the saide deade and the ringe of the 
door [one word illegible, ?rapper] with a pece of earthe of the same soile 
with a sticke put therin unto the said Margaret Beltofte and the said 
Richard Beltofte according to the effecte of the said deade and the said 
tenement and other the premisses he saieth was let unto this deponent for 
xvj s. by yere but what is payed unto the chief lorde he saieth he knoweth 
not And the said Thomas Westwood hathe occupyed the premisses he 
saieth eversyth seynt James tyde last was a twelmoneth but by what title 
he saieth he knoweth not nor sayeth any more or otherwise deposseth, 

[Signed] Michaell Waller. 

John Hongston of Sabridgeworthe in the said Countie of Hertf. Tanner 
of the age of xxxix yeres or therabouts sworan and examyned the daye and 
yere abovesaid saieth and disposeth by virtue of his othe that he dothe 
know that one John Beltofte was seasyd of and in one tenement with a garden 
plotte and two acres of arrable lande called Curraunts sett lieing and being 
in Sabridgeworthe within the said Countie of Hertf. of estate to gyve or to 
sell for he saieth he knoweth hym to take the profitts therof to his owne 
use as owner therof and at Christmas was foure yeres he saieth the said 
John Beltofte was so seasyd of the premisses and he being so seasyd to 
his rememljrance he saieth aboute Candelmas was foure yeres gave and 
grauritf'd the said tenement and other the premisses withe all and singuler 
th'appurtenences to one Henry Chauncye or Robert Chauncye and other 
by deade whiche he saieth was wrytten ether by the said Henry or Rol)ert 
Chauncy and the coritents and use of tlie same; deade he saieth was that 
Margaret the wief of the said John Beltoft(^ shuld have the prtimilscs for 
term of xx yeres if she lyved so longe and after that that the s;iid Rich.ird 
Beltofte shuld have the same to hym and the lieyrcs of his Ixxly lawtiilly 
begotten and for lacke of soche issue that one Edniondt* Beltofte the 
brotlier of the said John Beltofte should liav(^ the same l)ut what estates he 
shuld have therein he remembreth not which things or [one word illefjible~\ 



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he knoweth to be true by reason that he was present at the estate made 
and there hard the deade redde by the said Robert Chaiincy then being 
present one Rauff Roke Michaell Waller John Tredgold John Galloway 
William Dyer and Edmonde Beltofte but [torn^ about five icords missing'] 
he remerabreth not and the estate he saieth was made at the said tenement 
called Curraunts by the said Robert Chauncy and the said Marpvret and 
Richard Beltofte receavyed the same at his hands by delyvery of the ring 
of the door with the sai(l dead and a clot of earthe and then put them into 
the house first the said Margaret and then the said Richard Heltoft<i but by 
what authority the said Robert Chauncy so did lie saieth he knoweth not 
And he saicthe the said tenement and other the premisses be worthe xvij s. 
by the. year for this deponent hath gyyen xiij s. iiij d. by tlie yere for the 
said tenement without the said ij acres whiche be worth ij s. an acre but 
what is payied oute of it to the cheaf lorde or lords he knoweth not nor re- 
membreth howe longe the said Westwocxl hath occupied the premisses nor 
yet knoweth by what tytle lie hath occu|)ied the same [? since] the deathe 
of the said Margaret but duryng her lylY he occupied the same as in her 
[several words illeyiblc] of the said graunte but more he knoweth not in 
this matter. [Here follows wliat is eyidently meant for the mark of .John 
llongston, but it is not so described.] 

Jolin TredciTold of IIalvni:burv Bowser in the Countie of Essex of the 
age of xl years sworne and examyned the daie an<l yere aboyesaid saieth 
and disposeth by virtue of his otlie that he duth know that one John B(d- 
tofte was seassyed in fee symjile of and in one tenement with a garden 
plott and two acres of arrable land called Curraunts set being and b<'ingin 
Sabricheworthe within the Countie of Ilertf. and he was therof so seassed 
at Christmas was foure years and then taketh the })rofits therof as owner 
of the same to his certeyn knowledge and lie being so therof seasyd aboute 
Candelnias was foure yeres (what daye he remenibreth not) did gyve and 
graiint the said tenement and other the ])remisses with all and singuler 
th'appurtenaiices to one Henry Chauncy and other by deade whi(;he was 
writtvn by one Robert Chaiincye And the contents of the sai<l deade he 
saieth was that the said Henry Chauncy and his feoffes shuld stond therof 
seasvd to them and their heires to the use of Mar«^aret the wief of the said 
Joliii Beltofte for the terme of xx years and after that to the use of the 
said Richard Beltofte and the heyres of his body lawfully bejiotten and for 
lacke of suche yssue to the use of one Edmonde Beltofte (the brother of 
the said John Beltofte) and his heires forever whiche he saieth he knoweth 
to be true by reason he was in the house of the baid John when the said 
deade was caryed in to liym to be sealyd and also was present when lyvery 
and season was made at the said tenement called Curraunts accordingly and 
there hard it redde by the said Robert Chauncey who made lyvery of th'es- 
tate unto the said Margaret with the ryng of the dore of the said tenement 
and so they went into the house and as he supposeth they and Robert 
Chauncey so did by force of a letter of attorney to hym made by the said 
John Beltofte and then ther weare present he saieth Michaell Waller John 
Hongston William Dyar and John Galloway And he saieth the said tene- 
ment and other the premisses are worth x\'j s. by the yere or theraboute 
above all charges and the said Westwood he saieth hath occupied the 
premisses by the space of thies three years and his wief died aboute seynt 
James tyde was a twelmoneth and till her death he occupied the same as 
in the right of the said Margaret his wief by force of the said [one word 



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illegible, ? permit] but by what title he hath occupied it sithe he knoweth 
not nor can any further dispose. 

Robert Chaunsy of Wydford in the Countie of Essex Gent of the age of 
xxxiij yeres or more sworne and examyned the xxviijth daie of January in 
the fourth yere of the reigne of our said soveraigne lord kynge Edward the 
sixt [1549/50] saieth and deposseth by virue of his othe that he doth know 
that about vj yeres past one John Beltofte was seasyd in fee symple of and 
in one tenement with a garden plotte and ij acres of arrable land called 
Currauntes sett lying and being in Sabricheworthe within the Countie of 
Hertf. whiche he knoweth aswell by the [? sight] of the \_several words 
illegible~\ therof in the lyff of the said John Beltoft as in that he knoweth 
hym take the rents issues and profetts therof quyetly as owner of the same 
And he also saieth that he is \_07ie word illegible'] i\\?it the said John Beltoft 
gave and grauntyd the said tenement and other the premisses with all and 
singuler th' appurtenances to one Henry Chauncye the brother of this de- 
ponent Robert Goodaye and other to [? have] to them and their heyres to 
the use and behouff of Anne [_sic'] his wift' for terme of xx yeres if she 
should so long lyve and if she died within the terme of xx yeres then to 
the use and behouff of Richard Beltofte Complaynant and his heyres and 
assigns for ever whiche he saieth he knoweth to be true by reason that he 
the same deponent at the request and desire of the said John Beltofte did 
upon the sight of the said deade \_one word illegible] penne and engrosse 
the same feoffem according to the devise of the said John Beltofte together 
with a letter of attorney therin conteyned made unto this deponent to make 
lyvery and seysyn according to the said deade of feoffem wherupon he 
saieth that after the said John Beltofte had sealed and delyvered the saide 
deade of feoffem as his deade unto this deponent in the presence of Edmunde 
Beltofte his brother Mychael Waller and other whose names he remem- 
breth not he the same deponent with other went to the said tenement and 
there he redde the said feoffem with the letter of attorney and then avoyded 
all [_one word illegible] peasably onto [^one word illegible] the house and 
therupon by the delyvery of the said deade with the ryng of the dore made 
lyvery and seasyn therof according to the tenor and effect of the said 
deade unto one of the feoffes mennconyd in the said deade but to which of 
them he now remembreth not he went into a feld called Hey don to one of 
the said ij acres and after that there cut uppe a peace of earthe and de- 
lyvered it with a sticke unto the hands of the same feoffe then being present 
the said Mychaell Waller tenant therof who then gave a peny to the 
said feoffe and [owe word illegible, ? attorned] tenant to the same feoffes 
and they gave a peny unto the said Richard Beltofte and attorned tenant 
to hym also. John Treadegold John Hongston and other whose names he 
remembreth not. And after the lyvery and seyson so executyd this de- 
ponent with other returned agayne unto the said John Beltofte and there 
before hym and the said Edmunde Beltofte he declaryd what he had done 
wherwithall the said John Beltofte was well pleasyd and declaryd hymself 
to the said Edmunde Beltofte his brother what he had done in the premisses 
and therupon in the sight of the said John and Edmunde Beltofte and the 
said Anne [sic] ther was a chest brought to this deponent wherynto he put 
the said feoff ement and the said Anne [sic] receyved it at the hands of 
this deponent but what the premisses be worth by the yere he knoweth not 
otherwise than by report by whiche report he saieth it is worth xiij s. 
iiij d. by the yere and the said Anne [sic] he saieth died aboute Seynt 
James tyde was a twelmoneth and the said Westwood occupieth the 



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premisses by force of an other deade as it is reported made by the said John 
Eeltofte about a tvvelmoneth after the makinir of the said feotfement but 
moreor otherwise he saitli he cannot deposse. per me Robrtum Chauncy, 
(Town Depositions, 3 Edward VI [15-A9], Michaelmas Term, Bundle 
17/2.) 

Memorand. that in the Terme of Ester that is to saie the xxiiijtli day 
of Apriell the fyveth yere of the reign of our soveraign lord Edwarde the 
sixt [1551] by the grace of god kyng of England Fraunce and Ireland 
defendor of the faith and of the Church of P2ngland and also of Ireland in 
earth the supreme hedd upon matter in variaunce louge tyme dependyng 
before the kvnir in his \\vA\ court of Chauncerie betweene Richard Heltoft 
of SabridiTWorth in the countie of Hertf. plavntvf and Thomas Westwood 
of Mawelynlawffer in the countie of Essex husbandman defendaunt of 
and for one Tenement with a liarden and two acres of arrable land or 
therabowte therunto beloni^vni; called Curraunts sett Ivinix and beynix in 
Sabridgworth aforsaid Wherunto the said defend, made Answer and the 
playntyf replied and were at a pcrtict yssue And Wytnes brought in to the 
said Court on l>oth j>arties and the said matier and the circumstaunces of 
the same beyn^r in the said Court of Chauncery often tymes sene redde 
and fully understaude for a (piyetncs to be had betwene the sai<l parties 
It is by the riirhl honorable Sir Richard Riche knvixht lorde Riche and lord 
Chauneellour of Englan<ie and the hole Courte of Chauncery by the 
mutuall assentes full agreament and consentes of both the said parties 
ordered adiu(lij:ed and ilecreed that the said Thomas Westwood shall haue 
* hold an inioye the said tenement and j^arden and two acres of land with 
the appurtenences in Sabridgworth aforsaid to hym and to his heyres of 
JVlargarett his late wife for ever more With oute any lett ympedyment or 
molestiicion of the said Rychard Beltoft or of his heyres or of any other 
by his pavement And also it is further ordered adiudged and decreed by 
the said lorde Chauncellor and Court of Chauncery by the assentes aforsai<l 
that the said Rvchard Beltoft and his heyres shall at all tymes do and 
suffer to be don all and every tiling and thinixes for the further assuraunce 
of the premisses to the said Thomas Westwood and his heyres as shalbe 
rea^sonably devysed hv the Councell learned in the lawe of the said Thomas 

* * • 

Westwood and his heires a thisside the Feaste of the Natyvite of our 
lorde God next ensuynij the date of this decree at the costes and chardges 
in the lawe of the said defendaunt be it by fyne feoffament release with 
warrauntie ageynst the said Richard Beltoft and his heyres or otherwise 
In consideration wherof it is further decreed that the said Thomas West- 
wood and his heires shall pay or cause to be paied to the said Richard 
Beltoft his executours or assignes six pound of lawfull money of England 
in maner and forme followyng that is to say three pounds vi s. eight pence 
at the consignment of this decree and at the feast of the nattivte of oure 
lord next comyng in the parishe church of Sabridgeworth aforsaid three 
and fyftie shillins foure pence residew of the same some of six poundes in 
full contentacion and payment of the said some of six poundes. (Enrolled 
Decrees, Chancery, xSo. 8/28.) 

The Will of Richarde Beltofte " of the pishe of Sabridgeworth in 
the Countie of Hartford Husbandeman beinge sick in Bodie ... by 
reason of age," 20 August 1594. To bee buryed in the Churcheyarde of 
the pishe Church of Sabridgeworthe. To Tenne poore Folcks inhabytinge 
in the pishe of Sabridgeworth Tenne Groats sterlinge, that is to saye, to 



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everye one of them foure pence apeece att the daye of my bury all. To 
Clement Sutton, Willm : Sutton, and Richard Sutton, my Sisters sonnes, 
dwellinge in Docksall in the Countye of Essex, 10s., that is to saye, to 
everye of them 3s. 4d. apeece, wthin sixe monethes next after my decease. 
" Item I Geve to Abraham Beltofte sonne to Bennett Beltoft my God- 
childe Tenne shillings to be paide him wthin one yeere next after my de- 
cease." To Josias Beltofte my Sonne my Best Bedd standinge in the 
Parler, with the Bedsteade as it is, a payer of my best Fyne Flaxen vSheets, 
the moste principall Sheets I have in the Howse, the Best Coveringe, a 
payer of the Best Blancketts, the Best Pillowes, and other furniture to the 
same Bedd belonginge, to his owne proper use and bestowe att his free will 
and pleasure. To the said Josias the Table and Frame withe the vSettle 
standinge in the Hall. To the saidd Josias my Sonne my Best Brasse Panne 
and my Best Brasse Pott 1 have in the Howse,- to use and dispose att his 
pleasure, wth Two Chests as they are standinge in the Parler out [s/c, 
Pone] att the Bedds Hedd and th'other att the Bedds Feete. My full pur- 
pose mynde and intent is That all and singuler suche Goods Chattells 
moveables and possessions whatsoever. That is to saye, all manner Come 
and graine, Horsses, kyne, Cattells, Househouldstuffe, ymplements, uten- 
sills, apparell, Lynnen, wollen, and other possessions and necessaries what- 
soever to me Lawfullie belonginge and whereof I shalbee possessed att the 
tyme of my deathe. The goods and severall bequests first afore geven and 
by this my present Laste will devised onlie excepted, shalbee by myne 
Executor and Overseers hereunder named, wth some other neighbors and 
assistants whome they shall tliinck good, devided into Two equall pts and 
porcions as nere as possiblie canne, the one proper pte and porcion to bee 
and remayne to the sole and onlie proper use and behouft of Josias Beltoft 
my Sonne, the said Josias after the same equall pticion and devision to 
have f[r]ee libertie to choose whether pte he will or his assignes for him, 
and th'other pte and porcion to bee and remayne to Bennett Beltoft my 
Sonne, whom I make and Ordeyne sole Executor of this psent Last will 
and Testament. Overseers : Christopher Preston and Willm : Perrye of 
Fryers, and to eyther of them for their paynes 3s. 4d. a peece. If Josias 
my Sonne shall decease before the tyme of this pte to him growinge due, 
the same shall wholye bee & Remayne to the af renamed Bennett Beltoft 
& his heirs for ever. The mke of the saide Richard Beltoft the Testator, 
p. me Willmum Compton. Witnesses : Richard Darter wth others, Raufe 
Broune, Raufe Perie, John Smyth. (Commissary Court of London for 
Essex and Herts [Somerset House], original will.) 

The Will of Josias Belknap " of the pshe of Sabridgouth Co. Har- 
ford," 28 January 1599 [1599/1600]. Unto my Brother Bennet Belk- 
nappe my landes & £20 of money, whereof he oweth me £6 for three 
yeares rent for my landes, & he oweth me more for one yeare, £5:0:8, & 
I lent him £7 the 25th. Januaire, & I give him those goodes & legacies 
well my fath"" left me & the lynnen & househoulde stuffe wch he hath of 
myne in his keepinge & all my apparell but one black suite & one black 
cloke. To my cousin John Brown in Southwark £20, & to Jone his wyfe 
20 nobles, & I give him my white coton & all suche lynnen as I have in 
his house & one suite of blacke & one black cloke & one Bonde of Daell 
[? Daniel] Sheltons to the some of £10 & one Bill of William Shelton to 
the some of £10 & all my small Billes & Bondes & all such dettes as may 
be gott upp in Ireland. To his servaunte Annie 20s. To the Poore of 
Sebridgeouth 40s. There is due me uppon a certaine accomptes £40, that 



92 English Ancestry of American BtlTcnaps [Jan. 

being received I give to my broth'^ Ralfe Browne £5, to my Brother 
Robart £5, & to my cosen John £10 more, & to the Poore where I shalbe 
buried 20s., & 40s. more to the Poore in Sabridgeoiith pshe, & to my sister 
Marye Browne widowe £5, & to Mrs. ffraunces Shelton fower aungells to 
make her a Ringe, & the rest to my Brother Bennett Belkuappe, whom I 
make full extr & my cosen John Browne my Overseer. Witnesses; 
ffraunces Iladswells, Josias Belknappe, John Lawlve. Proved 6 February 
1599 [1599/1 GOO] by Benedict Belknappe, executor. (P. C. C, Wal- 
lopp, 10.) 

The Will of Bennet Beltoft "of Sabrid<xeworth in the Countie of 
Hartford liushandman," 14 April 1023. Unto Teun poore people of the 
pishe of Sabridgworth 3s. 4d., to be paid unto them wthin one month 
after my decease. Unto Grace my wife my JMessuage or Tenement wheare 
in I now dwell, wthall the barnes, stables, & ouglithowses, yards, orchards, 
iSc gardens theare unto belonginge, Lyinge & beinge in Sabridgworth, and 
allso all rav free Land Lvinire in Sabridij^worth, durin<xe hur natural Ivfe, 
& to keepe my Ilowseu in good & suifycient repracon, & that she shall 
make no strij)e nor waste of the wood. And after hur decease my sayd 
Tenement, wthall the barnes, stables, ouglithowses, yards, orchards, & 
gardens theare unto belonginge, and all so all my free Land aforesaid, I 
give & bequeathe unto Josyas Beltoft my sonn And to the heires of his 
Body Lawfully hci^ottcn, ''and for want of heires of his body lawfully be- 
gotten then my will & mynd is that the foresaid Tenement & free Land 
shall be & remayne unto Abraham Beltoft my sonn c^ his heires forever." 
Unto Fraunces Beltofte my daui;ht<'r my Joyned Bedsted now staudiuixe in 
the parler, wth one fetherbed, one fether boulster, two fether pillowes, 
two blanckets, two payer of sheetes, one flexen ik the other Lenen [?], one 
payer of pilloweres, & a coveringe, one I^onge Table wth a frame standing 
in the parler, Two of the best Joyned stolles, my Beste brasse pott, two of 
the best pewter platteres, two of the best Candelstickes, Two of the best 
pewter j)orringers, & the best sault siller. Unto John Beltoft my sonn one 
bedstedell standinge in the Cheseloft, one flockbed, one boulster, one payer 
of sheets, one [^o;v?, ? blanket], & a coveringe. Unto Dannill Beltoft my 
sonn one Bedsted standinge in the Chamber x)\\^torn~\ the hall & the fether- 
bed theare on, one boulster, the best flexen sheete that was his grand- 
motheres, one payer of sheets, one blancket, & one coveringe. " Item I 
give & be([ueathe unto Abraham Beltofte my son twentye shillinges of good 
& Lawfully mony of England to be payd unto him by myne Executors 
wthin one yeare next after my decease Item I give & bequeathe unto 
Abraham Beltoft ray Grand Child & godsonn Tenn shillinges of good & 
Lawfull mony of England to be payd within one yeare next after my de- 
cease by myne Executors." Unto Josyas Beltoft my sonn the table & 
frame standinge in the hall, wth the frame benchees & settelles theare 
unto belongeinge, all wayes to beloft [?] to the liowse. All the rest of my 
movable goods & chattolles, corne, & Cattell, wdiat so ever not before be- 
queathed, unto Grace my wife & Josyas Beltofte my sonn, whome I make 
my Executors. I appoynt Willm : Preston and Willm : Addam my ouer- 
seeares, & I give unto eyther of them for theare paynes 3s. 4d. apeece. 
The marke of Bennet Beltofte. Witnesses: Willm: Preston, The marke 
of Raphe Browne see^. The mark of Willm : Addam. Proved at Stortford 
15 June 1624 by the executors named.* (Commissary Court of London 
for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], original will.) 

* Vide supra, p. 83. 

[To be concluded] 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 93 



ROBERT HUCKINS OF THE DOVER COMBINATION 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Henry Winthrop Hardon, A.M., LL.B., of New York City 
[Continued from vol. 67, page 354] 

29. Dea. Simon^ Huckins {Thomas,^ TJiomas,'^ Mohert,^ James^ Robert^), 
of Lee, 1773, and of Ossipee, 1807, joiner, town officer, born at Dur- 
ham 1 Jan. 1762, died 31 Oct. 1840. He married, probably in 1785, 
Lois^ Randall, daughter of Miles^ and Abigail (Runnells) (Rock- 
ingham Deeds, vol. 139, p. 532 ; Runnells Family, p. 123), who 
was born at Lee 10 June 1767 and died 13 Jan. 1841. 

He lived at Wadleigh's Falls, in Lee.' 

Children, the first seven born at Lee, the others at Ossipee (fam- 
ily record in possession, 1910, of George Frank^ Huckins, son of 
Joseph,^ of Freedom) : 

1. Abigail,^ b. 13 June 1786; d. 24 May 1823; m. 7 June 1806 Dea. 
John P. Mills of Effingham, farmer, b. at Limerick, Me., 26 Dec. 
1786, who m. (2) 29 Feb. 1824 Esther Jackson. Children,'ib. at 
North Effingham (Freedom) (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Maria I.^ Harmon, dau. of Sarah H.^ (Mills), of Lawrence, 
Mass.) : 1. Susan,^ b. 12 Dec. 1807; d. s.p. Aug. 1870; m. (1) 12 
Jan. 1852, as his second wife, John Mills^ Libby, s. of Tobias* 
and Abigail (Randall) (Libby Family, p. 468), of Porter, Me., 
farmer, town clerk, b. at Freedom 21 Aug. 1806, d. 29 Mar. 1865; 
m. (2) James Stanley of Porter, Me. 2. Zillah, b. 8 May 1810; 
m., as his second wife, Ebenezer Burbank of Lawrence, Mass., b. 
at Campton 1796, d. 7 Aug. 1868. 3. Lois Huckins, b. 23 June 
1812; d. 2 Feb. 1875; m. (1) 12 Jan. 1829 Stephen Jackson Keni- 
son, s. of John and (Jackson), of Freedom and of Little- 
ton, jeweller, b. at Eaton 24 Mar. 1810 (town records), d. 3 July 
1832 ; m. (2) 1 Feb. 1849 William Harmon of Freedom, farmer, 
tanner, b. at Scarborough, Me., 1794, d. s.p. 6 Jan. 1869. 4. Simon 
Huckins, of Portsmouth, wheelwright, b. 12 Dec. 1814 ; d. 18 Sept. 
1900; m. (1) 6 Mar. 1837 Catherine Sherman; m. (2) Melissa 
Moulton, dau. of Redmond and Dorcas (Durgin) ; m. (3) 18 Apr. 
1887 Sarah E. (Branscom) Lester, widow, dau. of William and 
Anna, b. at Newcastle 5 June 1831, d. 28 July 1894; m. (4) 21 
Oct. 1895 Abigail Frances Meserve, dau. of Clement and Mary 
(Swett), b. at Parsonsfleld, Me., 9 Dec. 1839, d. 2 Feb. 1906. 6. 
Nancij, b. 20 Apr. 1817; d. 5 Aug. 1825. 6. Abigail //., b. 17 
Dec. 1819; d. 8 Nov. 1898; m. at Lowell, Mass., 5 Mar. 1843, 
Jaazaniah F. Bussey, s. of Jaazaniah and Mary (Freeman), of Med- 
fleld, Mass., gunsmith, b. at Needham, Mass., 20 June 1820, d. 26 
Oct. 1886. 7. Sarah H. (twin), b. 29 June 1822 ; d. 11 June 1890; 
m. (1) 1 Nov. 1849 William Harmon, s. of William and Maria (Per- 
kins), of Freedom, farmer, b. 8 Nov. 1825, d. 4 July 1860; m. (2) 
Foster McDaniels of Freedom, farmer. 8. Clarissa A. (twin), b. 

29 June 1822; d. 6 Mar. 1900; m. (1) Lumb of Vallejo, Cal. ; 

m. (2) Perkins of Freedom. 

li. Israel, of Freedom, mariner, b. 14 Sept. 1788 ; said to have been 
lost at sea; m. Susan Lovkuing, who m. (2) 30 July 1817 (town 
records) Ai Berry of Freedom. 

ill. Love, b. 3 Sept. 1790. 

iv. Sarah, b. 7 Sept. 1792 ; m. 7 June 1820 her cousin, Miles^ Huckins 
(90), s. of Josiah^ and Mary (Randall) (Dutch), q. v. 

85. V. Mn.ES, b. 11 Jan. 1795. 

86. vi. Thomas, b. 27 Apr. 1797. 

87. vii. Daniel, b. 28 Feb. 1801. 



94 Descendants of Robert Huchins [Jan. 

viii. Osgood, b. 18 Sept. 1803; d. iinm. 4 Dec. 1829. 

ix. Hannah, b. 10 Sept. 1805; d. 22 July 185-1; m. 17 June 1823 her 
cousin, Paul C. Watson (13, iv, 4), s. of Daniel and Lydia* 
(Huckins), g. r. Cliildreu, b. at Tannvorth : 1. Orison^^ of Ro- 
chester, fanner, b. M Nov. 1823; d. 2r» June 1800; m. at Rochester, 
7 Oct. 1.S40, Hannali Allen, dau. of William and Sarah (Nute"), b. 
at Rochester 17 June I82tj, d. 10 May l.s84. 2. Jaims //.,b. 2 Sept. 
1825; d.o Sept. 1827. 3. Joseph Ilnckin^, of Natick, Mass., 1840, 
merchant, b. 22 June ls27 ; d. 20 Jan. 1881 : m. at Nashua, 24 Dec. 
1840 (town records), Eliza Ann Franklin, dau. of Ezra and Eliza 
(Dimick), b. at Lyme 1S30, d. 23 Mar. LsOO. 4. Daniel, oi Natick, 
Mass., shoemaker, b. 17 July 1820; d. unm. 10 Mar. 1852. 5. 
CUissa Amuh. 27 Mar. 1832; d. unm. at Somersworth 12 Sept. 
18()0. 6. Sarah, b. 4 Jan. 1835; d. 7 Jan. Is35. 7. Osgood Iluck- 
ins, of Natick, Mass.. merchant, b. 4 Mar. Ls3(] ; livina: s.p. 
(1010) at Worcester, Mass; m. (U at LovtlK .Me., 10 Sept. 1H57, 
Olive Knox, dau. of Samuel and Olive (Kimball), b. at Chatham, 
N. H., 7 Apr. 18.3(J. d. 20 May 18C5;*^n. (2) 6 Dec. 1870 Mary E. 
Cent^'rbar, dau. of Tridlv and Eliza .V. (Ilendrix), b. at Enosbur^, 
Vt., 22 Apr. is4r,. livinij (1010) at Natick. Ma^s. 8. Javics Har- 
vey, b. 23 July 1S38; d. in infancy. 0. Lydia J., b. 17 Nov. 1830: 
d. 20 Feb. 1008; m. at Natirk, >iass.. 22 May IsGl, Adelbert O. 
IVarse, s. of Joshua and Mary J. (Fuller), of Natick, Mass., shoe- 
maker, b. at Hope. .Me , 5 Jan. 1841, d. 25 Apr. 1005. 10. Anna 
M.y b. 2 Sept. LH42: living (1010); m. at Shelburne, Mass., 10 
Apr. 1805. Silas Jenkifis, s. of Thomas K. and Nancy B. (Smith), 
of Durham, merchant, b. at C'hatliam 13 Mar. Is40, livini; (1010). 
11. Oren Ilarrry, of Chatham. N. H., and of Jamaica IMain, Mass., 
farmer, b. 2 Sept. Is45; d. An;;. 1010; m. 4 Feb. 1800 EstluT East- 
man, b. at Hartlett ls.'><), livinjr (1010) at Fryebur«x. Me. 12. Jlale, 
of Natick, .Mass., carpenter, b. 25 Oct. Is47; living; (1010); m. at 
C<>n\vay, 10 Oct. 1H70, Clara V. Stevens, dau of Auyrustus V. and 
Clarissa D. (Green), b. at Shelburne 25 June 18.50, livinu: (1910). 
13. (fei,r(jf, b. 11 May IM.50; d. \f< July is.'.o. 

X. JosF.iMf. b. 24 July l.s()7 ; d. unm. at Banjj:or, Me., 15 June 1828 (Ban- 
(jnr Hist. Ma<j., vol. 2, p. 1H3). 

xi. Lois, b. 9 Nov. 1809; d. 29 July 1875; m EMiitiiK;K A. Wakd, 8. 
of Jonathan and Mary (Moulton), of Freedom, farmer, b. at Free- 
dom ISOO, who m. (2) 12 Mar. 1H70 Meliital)le Sanborn. Only 
chiUl. b. at Freedom : 1. Alhert A''.,' of Freedom, farm».*r, soldier 
in the Civil War, b. ls;;r, ; d. isOH; m. at Concord, 10 Apr. 1800, 
Hannah E. Stevens, dau. of Chandler and Judith, b. at Concord 
1840. 

xii. Lydia, b. 28 Mar. 1813; d. unm. 6 Oct. 1828. 

30. JosiAll* IIuCKlNS (T/iomiis,^ T/iomas,* Robert* Ja/nps,^ Robert^), 
farmer, born at Durliani 17 May 1768, died about 1810. !!« mar- 
ried, about 1790, ^Iaky^ (Randall) Dutch, widow, dau<^hter of 
Thomas^ (Miles*). 

He was of Lee, 1776, but is not mentioned in the records of that 
town after 1793. He was at Parsonsfield, Me., in 1800 (Strafford 
Deeds, vol. 38), and at Ossipee Gore, with wife Mary, in 1803 
(I'b.y voL 43, p. 436). He removed about 1806 to Canada, where 
he is said to have been employed in bridge construction. 

Children, the iSrst five boru at Lee, the last in Canada, the others 
at Ossipee : 

i. Rf.bkcca,' b. 2 Sept. 1791; d. at North Adams, Mich., 5 Apr. 1876; 
m. (1) at Melbourne, P. Q., abt. 1810. Joseph^ Gallup, s. of Joseph^ 
and Miriam (Brigham) (Gallup Family, p. 128), of Melbourne, 
P. Q., 1810, Athens. Mich., 1834, Granville, Mich., 1836, Medina, 
Mich., 1842, farmer, b. at Hartland, Vt., 2 June 1789, d. 27 Oct. 
1840; m. (2) 27 Dec. 1842 EzektfjJ Gallup, brother of her de- 



1914] Descendants of Robert Hitchins 95 

ceased husband, b. at Hartland, Vt., 6 July 1787, d. 13 Jan. 1860. 
Children by first husband, the first eight b. at Melbourne, P. Q., 
the others in Franklin Co., N. Y. (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Eliza A.^ (Gallup) Gallup, of Hudson,''Mich.) : 1. Mary {Folly),'* 
b. 24 Feb. 1812; d. 6 Apr. 1884; m. abt. 1860 Harrison Post of 
North Adams, Mich., farmer. 2. Fidelia, b. 24 Mar. 1814; d. at 
Hartland, Vt., 12 Nov. 1881; m. abt. 1836 Jefferson Bagley, s. of 
Thomas Jefferson and Olive (Perkins), of Hartford, Vt., farmer, 
b. at Hartland, Vt., 28 Jaly 1806, d. 3 June 1887. 3. Rebecca, b. 
31 Oct. 1815; d. 27 Feb. 1887; m. at Whitby, Ont., 11 Oct. 1836, 
David Hubbell of Lexington, Mich., carpenter, b. 27 Feb. 1815, 
d. 11 Oct. 1861. 4. Martha, b. 10 Sept. 1817; d. 2^ Dec. 1885; m. 
25 July 1835 Benjamin^ Hoadley, s. of Jonathan^ and Lydia 
(Jaquith) (Hoadley Genealogy, pp. 212-3), of Westville Centre, 
N. Y., farmer, b. at Willsborough, N. Y., 12 Apr. 1808, d. 27 Apr 
1895. 5. Olive, b. 17 Jan. 1819; d. 26 Apr. 1878; m. 23 Oct. 1848 
Henry Tucker, s. of Purley and Rebecca F. (Lyon?), of Wheatland, 
Mich., farmer, b. in Connecticut 8 June 1803, d. 2 Mar. 1884. 6. 
Joseph, b. 21 Jan. 1821; d. unm. 28 Apr. 1840. 7. Isaac, b. 8 
Nov. 1823; d. 17 June 1836. 8. Eliza A., b. 10 Sept. 1824; living 
(1910) at Hudson, Mich. ; m. 27 Dec. 1842 EzekieP Gallup, s. of 
EzekieF (named above) and Pamela (Batchelder), of , Hudson, 
Mich., farmer, b. at Melbourne, P. Q., 22 Apr. 1817. 9. Flisha, 
of Cofi'eyville, Kans., 1874, Oswego, Kaus., 1879, Delta, Colo., 
1904, miner, b. 31 Dec. 1826; living (1910) ; m. (1) 15 Oct. 1851 
Charilla McOmber, dau. of Joseph and Eliza (Acker), b. in Jeffer- 
son Co., N. Y., 27 Feb. 1827, d. 23 June 1864; m. (2) 18 Aug. 1865 
Elizabeth Grow, dau. of Wells E. and Minerva (Lamoureux), b. 21 
Apr. 1837, living (1910). 10. 31aria L., b. 2 May 1829; d. 2 Feb. 
1878 ; m. 24 Mar. 1852 Alonzo Raymond of Adrian, Mich., farmer, 
d. 1875. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 21 Apr. 1793; d. at Croton, Ont., 6 June 1871 ; m. at 
Melbourne, P. Q., 11 Feb. 1812, Capt. James Gates Gibson, s. of 

and (Gates), of Melbourne, P. Q., Chatham, Ont., 

1837, Croton, Ont., 1844, farmer, b. in New Hampshire 22 Nov. 
1790, d. Mar. 1859. Children, the last b. at Chatham, Ont., the 
others at Melbourne, P. Q. (family Bible in possession, 1910, of 
James M.^ Gibson, s. of Mahlon B.,^ of Thamesviile, Out.) : 1. 
Mary,^ b. 25 Nov. 1812; d. 2 July 1873; m. at Melbourne, P. Q., 
17 Mar. 1835, Ira Greenwood, s. of Hczekiah and Nancy (Bixby), 
of Melbourne, P. Q., shoemaker, b. at Ely, P. Q., 4 Dec. 1809, d. 
at Croton, Ont., 20 Feb. 1901. 2. Nancy, b. 24 Oct. 1814; d. unm. 
Feb. 1832. 3. James Nelson, b. 23 Jan. 1816; d. 1816. 4. Eliza- 
beth Alice, b. 12 Dec. 1817 ; d. 20 Mar. 1907 ; ra. at Chatham, Out., 
17 Mar. 1840, Capt. James Cameron, s. of James and Margaret 
(Mitchell), of Walpole Island, Out., teacher, b. at Aberdeen, Scot- 
land, 13 Apr. 1814, d. at Wallaceburg, Out., 8 Aug. 1892. 5. 
Maria, b. 4 Jan. 1820; d. at Wallaceburg, Out., 20 Dec. 1904: m. 
at Croton, Out., 10 May 1848, Piatt Merrill, s. of Simeon and Nancy 
(Page), of Croton, Ont., lumberman, b. at Sullivan, N. Y., 6 Jan. 
1811, d. at Dresden, Out., 13 July 1890. 6. James, b. 21 Jan. 1822 ; 
d. Apr. 1828. 7. ."Sarah A., b. 3 Dec. 1824; d. at Bandon, Oreg., 
1902; m. at Croton, Out., 16 Jan. 1843, William Walker, s. of 
William and Sarah (Walker), of Croton, Out., merchant. 8. Jane, 
b. 22 May 1826; d. at Wallaceburg, Out., 1897; m. 1857 James B. 
McDougall of Wallaceburg, Ont. 9. Hannah, b. 20 June 1828; 
d. unm. at Croton, Out., 1877. 10. Mahlon B., of Croton, 
. Out., blacksmith, b. 18 Sept. 1»30 ; d. 13 Jan. 1907 ; m. 7 Nov. 1854 
Mary Jane Burwell, dau. of Robert and Mary (Johnson), b. 23 
Aug. 1829, d. at Wabash, Ont., 31 Aug. 1893. 11. Lucia, b. 2 May 
1833; d. 1837. 12. ltosina,h. 20 June 1835; d. 1837. 13. Vic- 
toria A., b. 8 Oct. 1837; d. at Whitby, Out., 28 Mar. 1913 ; m. at 
Croton, Ont., Jan. 1857, John W. Snary, s. of John and Elizabeth 
(Bilton), of Croton, Ont., farmer, b. at Crohand, co. Lincoln, Eng. 
88. iii. Thomas, b. 1795. 



96 



Descendants of Ruber t Ilucl'ins 



[Jan. 



89. iv. Abijah, b. 5 Aug. 1796. 

90. V. :Miles, b. 1798. 

91. vi. NoAii, b. 1800. 

92. vii. Isaac C, b. 15 Aug. 1803. 

93. viii. JosiAH, b. 20 Nov. 1806. 

ix. 3Iauy, d. s.p.; ni.. as his second wife, William Paxtox of Port 
Perry, Out., farmer. 

31. John® Hickins {Joseph,'^ Joseph^ Robert^ JumeSy^ Robert^), yeoman, 
born at Nottingham 2-4 Mar. 17G2, died 17 Mar. ISlu (family 
Bible of .Joseph* lluckins). lie married first, at Gilmanton, 18 
.Inly 17js4 (town recortis), Hannah Mudgett, who died 1<'^U7, 
daugliler of Benjamin and Hannah (Bean), first settlers at Gil- 
manton (Lancaster's Gilmanton, j>. (U)) ; an«l seeon<lly, 1.") Nov. 
IbOH (town records), Hkbkcca Mary Eixjkkly of Gilmanton. 

He was of Gilmanton, 177^}, and of Parsonsfield, Me., 177'J. 

He was in Sinclair's company at West Point in the fall of 1780 
(N. H. State Papers, vol. 14, pp. Til, KM). 

C hildren by first wife, the tirst seven born at Gilmanton, the 
others at Parsonslield, Me. (town records) : 

1. Ann,^ »). 27 Oct. 1784; d. 12 Sept. 1^63; ni. nbt. 1804 Stkphkn 
GitANvn.LK, s. of Joseph and Mtiry (l>rarbnru> ParsonsiU'hl. pp. 
.SMl, 4«JUj, of Conway and of Kllhigham, niilUr, h. at Parsonslield, 
Me., 29 June 1777, d. 2s .hdy lM4s. Children, tjje lirst b. al Con- 
way, the otiiers at Kdlni^haru vf""dly Hihle In possession, 1910, 
of .Anna M." Taylor, ilau. of Clarissa" (^(irauville), of lirookliue, 
M:iv- : 1. r/,/r/.wfi," b. 14 May iso:, ; d. 4 Sept. 1M94; ni. 19 
May 1>1.'.'. Klljah Taylor, s. of U' 'i iiuiu ami Kli/.ahcth (^Davls), 
of Kniugluiui, farmer, b. at Ki; m 12 Nov. 1802, d. 20 Oct. 

1KH3. 2. Thomas C, of Ossipee, farmer, b. 30 July lh07; d. 21 
May ls;'.'.»; ni. Luclu<la Ktuiiet, dau. of John and Sarah (Tuttle;. 
3. S'lnnirl, of Avou. Me., aiul Farmlni;toii. Me., carpentrr, h. 19 
Mar. Is09; tl. 6 Aug. 1>46: m. Mary liartc-r, b. in Maine 31 Mar. 
Isn2, d at Ikntou Harbor. Mich., 15 Dec. lsi>2. 4. Unnnnh, b. 25 
Sept IHII ; d. num. !.'> July IHIM. 6. SiepUfu, of Daiivers, Mass., 
carpenter, b. 14 .Mar. IM13; d. at Cllutoii, Iowa, (J Dec. lM57; 
ni Kliziibeth Wilklus, widow. 6. ./'».s»;»/<, of Fremont, clerL'ymau, 
1). C.Jan. IsKl; d. s June ls'.)7 ; ni.2Jan. 1.s:;h Abijiail K. Allaid, dau. 
of Samuel and Anna (Keimet). b. at Albany, N.V., 1 Dec. 1K18, d. 
K; Mar. 1893. 7. Maria, b. 23 Sept. lsl«;*d. 1««8; m. in iJoston, 
1 Jan. IH.'jI, as Ids seeond wife. John H. (irush, s. of John II., of 
Hrookliue, Mass., barber, constable, b. at Marblehead, Mass., 
Isl2, d. <) Sept. 1H80. H. Oien //., of Soujerville, Mass., teacher, 
merchant, soldier in the Civil War, b. 27 Nov. 1820; d. 13 Apr. 
1SS4; m. (1) at Somerville, Mass., 8 Oct. 1H47, Catherine A. 
Dupee, dau. of William and Catherine, b. at Westfonl, Mass., 
1S23, d. 211 Mar. 18.^)1; m. (2; at Camljrid^e, Mass., 11 July 1H54, 
Marv A. (Callahan) Collius, widow, b. at Ferrisbur^, Vt., 1828, 
d. in New York City 1 1 June 181>6. 9. Dea. John F., of Eflln^ham, 
farmer, b. 20 Dec. Is22; d. 23 June 1001 ; m. (1) 1 June Is.-,;; Mary 
A." Chapman, dau. of >iark' and Kutii M. (Wedj^wood) (Edward 
Chapman and Familv.p. s7; Maiiit^ fienealo'jist, vol.3, p. 147), b. at 
Parsonstleld, Me., 22 Sept. 1828, d. 12 Dec. i8G4 ; ra. (2) 'J Sept. I8f;6 
his second cousin, Olive J.* Huckins (1»'J, ii), dau. of Nicholas E.^ 
and Nancy (Shute), q. v. 10. Sophronia A., b. 23 J«dy 1h2.^ ; d. 8 
Nov. lss7; III. 28 Nov. 1847 Cyrus Champion, s. of William and 
Hannah (Penniel). of F^tlhigliam, farmer, b. at Eirinj^ham Dec. 

1S22, d. 20 Dec. . 11. Mary, b. 26 May 1829 ; d. unm. 14 Feb. 

1804. 

ii. STr.ruKX, b. 26 Mar. 1786; said to have d. at Liverpool, F^ng., abt. 
180".) ; said to liave m. a Mlss Fakuln'gton of Conway, and to have 
had one daughter. 



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iii. Hannah Robertson, b. 19 Feb. 1789; d. s.p. (?) 23 Nov. 1802; m. 
23 Nov. 1809 (town records) Hiram Plaisted (8, iv, 2), s. of Wil- 
liam and Hannah^ Huckins, q. v. 

iv. Sarah, b. 28 Jan. 1791 ; d. at Franklin 21 Jan. 1852 (tombstone) ; 
m. abt. 1810 Stephen S. Chapman of Gilford. Only (?) child, b. at 
Gilford : 1. Isahella^^ m. at Gilmanton, 29 Jan. 1833, as his second 
wife, Charles Hiram Gould of Franklin, paper-maker, b. 1811, 
who m. (3) 5 Nov. 1883 Elizabeth K. (Colby) Griflin, widow. 

T. Eunice, b. 31 Dec. 1792; d. 30 Aug. 1847; m. 9 Mar. 1815 (town 
records) William Mudgett, s. of Joseph and Mehitable (East- 
man), of Bristol, farmer, b. at Poplin 29 Nov. 1786, d. 13 Nov. 
1876. Children, b. at Bristol : 1. Mary Mooney Smith,^ b. 20 Feb. 
1816; d. s.p. 10 Dec. 1893; m. 3 Nov. 1843 Dea. James H. Brown, 
s. of Rev. Amos and Abigail (Cheney), of Bristol and of Hill, 
farmer, member of the Legislature, b. at Bristol 3 July 18 19, 
d. 28 Sept. 1875. 2. Hannah Huckins, b. 21 Apr. 1819 ; d. 10 Mar. 
1836. 3. John Philander, h. 15 Sept. 1821; d. 17 Oct. 1842. 4. 
Calvin Huckins, of Bristol, Northfi6ld, Vt., 1853, Bristol, 1858, 
and of Hopkinton, 1887, farmer, member of the Legislature, b. 1 
Aug. 1823; d.27 Apr. 1908; m. (1) 15 July 1851 Julia Fisher, dau. 
of Ellis and Hannah (Noyes), b. at Northfield, Vt., 19 Apr. 1827, 
d. 18 Dec. 1886; m. (2) 29 Oct. 1887 Clara (Fisher) Lamprey, 
sister of his deceased wife and widow of Reuben, b. in Canada 
11 July 1824, d. 12 Sept. 1891; m. (3) 13 Sept. 1892 Mary J. 
(Perry) Dow, dau. of Varnum and Dorothy (French) and widow 
of J. French, b. at New Boston 1 July 1825, living (1910) at Con- 
toocook. 5. Orinda Mehitable, b. 17 Apr. 1827; d. 19 June 1883; 
m. 29 June 1848 Curtis Smith, s. of Leavitt and Hannah (Calley), 
of Ashland, farmer, b. 8 Nov. 1822, d. 9 Dec. 1872. 6. Laura 
Lettice, b. 21 Jan. 1829; d. s.p. 18 June 1909; m. 16 July 1851 
Josiah S. Ingalls, s. of Josiali E. and Dorotliy (Sanborn), of 
Concord, manufacturer, b. at Alexandria 13 Dec. 1827, d. 15 July 
1909. 7. Sarah Ann Baker, b. 22 July 1833; d. 13 Sept. 1874; 
m. 20 Jan. 1855 Hosea F. Hawkins, s. of Francis and Mary (Stur- 
tevant), of Meredith, farmer, b. at Meredith 25 Nov. 1833, d. 17 
Dec. 1908. 

vi. Shuah, b. 22 Jan. 1795; d. 26 Sept. 1878; m. 9 Jan. 1817 Dea. 
Stephen Smith, 3d, s. of Stephen, Jr., and Mary (Bean), of New 
Hampton, farmer, b. at New Hampton Jan. 1790, d. 7 Sept. 1863 
(tombstone). Children, b. at New Hampton (family Bible in pos- 
session, 1910, of Etta^ (Smith) Winslow, dau. of John C.^ Smith, 
of Chicago Heights, HI.): 1. Harriet A.,^ b. 9 July 1818; d. 12 
Nov. 1872; m. Charles Clark, s. of James and Mary (Cox), of 
Holderness, farmer, b. at Holderness 31 Jan. 1817, d. 3 Nov. 1850. 
2. Joseph B., of Ashland, mill-man, b. Nov. 1820; d. s.p. 1 Alar. 
1905 ; m. 26 Nov. 1850 (town records) Melvina Hawkins, dau. of 
Dudley and Sophroiiia(?) (Piper), b. at Centre Harbor 9 May 
1823, d. 30 Mar. 1904. 3. John Calvin, of New Hampton, farmer, 
b. June 1823; d. Jan. 1892; m. (1) 1849 (int. rec. 29 Jan. 1849) 
Amanda Cox, dau. of Thomas and Marian (Dearborn), b. at Hol- 
derness Jan. 1826, d. Jan. 1869; m. (2) 16 Nov. 1869 Sarah C. 
Philbrick, dau. of Josiah H. and Mary (Smith), b. at Tilton 1839, 
d. 15 Feb. 1906. 4. Person C, b. June 1825; d. 11 Sept. 1828. 5. 
Stephni L., b. Aug. 1828; d. 19 Jan. 1830. 6. Mary B., b. 15 Apr. 
1832; d. 26 Apr. 1832. 

vii. Mary (Polly), b. 3 Jan. 1797; d. at Alexandria 30 Jan. 1883; m. 1 
Apr. 1829 John Sleeper, s. of Samuel and Elizabetii (Sanborn), 
of Bristol, farmer, b. at Bristol 23 Jan. 1795, d. 10 Sept. 1862. 
Children, b. at Bristol: 1. John F.,^ b. 13 July 1834; d. 27 Sept. 
1841. 2. David C, of Westminster, Mass., 1866. and of Fitch- 
burg, Mass., 1868, cabinet-maker, b. 23 Mar. 1837; living (1910) ; 
m. 30 Nov. 1864 Jane E. Batherick, dau. of Thomas K. and Dorothy 
(Phelps), b. at Leominster, Mass., 4 Nov. 1836, living (1910). 3. 
Woodbury, of Alexandria, 1878, farmer, merchant, b. 1 June 1839 ; 
d. 24 Nov. 1900 ; m. 17 May 1863 Anna C. Crawford, dau. of Col. 



98 Desce7idants of JRoberf Huchhis [Jan. 

William and Joanna (Sleeper) (Musfrrove's Bristol, vol. 2, pp. 
408-9). ^- at Bristol 22 May 1837, living (TJIO) at Manchester, 
viii. Soi'HiU)NiA, b. 11 May 1790; d. 2(» Feb. 18G1 ; m. II Nov. 1822 
Samukl Jkwktt, s. of Epps and Elizabeth (Hidden), of New- 
market, 1822, New])nryport. Mass., 1820, Saxton. Me., 1828. Fair- 
mount, Me., 1830, Buck>port. Me.. 18;>2, Bowdoinluun, Me., 18;*.(», 
Ivipk-y, lud., 1838, farmer, clergyman, D.l). (North Hampton 
Academy), b. at Ip.swich, Mass., 27 Sept. 1797, d. at Wesley, 111., 
2 Mar. *l8(;i. Children: 1. Joseph,^ master mariner, b. at New- 
market 18 June 1824; d. at Whatcom, Wash., l8(>."); m. in Will 

Co., 111., 17 Aug. 1847, Caroline Frazer, dau. of John and 

(Fisher), b. in Greenbrier Co., Va., d. 1870. 2. Samuel A. IF., 
of Joliet, 111., clergyman, D.l). (Mount Morris Coll.), b. at New- 
burvport, Mass., 21 Apr. 1826; d. at Joliet, 111., Sept. 1882; m. at 
Flint Creek, 111., 3 Sept. Ls.'il, Mary K. Hridgman. b. at Bain- 
bridtre, N. Y., 11 Feb. 182(1. d.atSt. I'aul, Minn.. 190.'). 3. Enoch 
<;., i). at Saxton, Me., 29 Aug. 1828; d. 17 Mar. 184"). 4. John A., 
of Oakwood, Ukla., merchant, farmer, b. at Fairmount, Me., 23 
Oct. 1830; living (1910); m. Hi Dec. 1803 Su«<an .M. Kcdman, dau. 
of David M. and Sarah A. (Yctlen, b. at liushkill, I'a.. 1«; 1)»'C. 
1834, d. 2 Aug. l89r», a. Aslihut^ C, of Jacks, Okla., clergyman, 
b. at Hucksport, Me., 18 Apr. 1832; d. 30 Mar. 1897; m. 1 Jan. 
1857 Marv J. Bovlan, ilau. of Maj. Robert and Angeline (Brown), 
b. at Jolilt. Hl.,*21 'Aug. Ih37, who m. (2) 23 Dec. 1873 Charlrs M. 
Kelloi::,' and i>. livini; (19U)) al Bcllinirham, Wash. 0. W'ilhur /•'., 
b. at IWislol, Me., 31 July ls34 ; d. 2 Mar. Is42. 7. William O. /.., 
of Shflblna, .Mo., lawyer, district attorney, 1870-80, member of 
the Legislature, 1h80-{h), editor, lM.si-i«»of, and proprietor, 1901- 
13, nf the Mlitlhinn Ihmorrnt, b. at B«>wd(»inl»am. Me., 27 Dec. 
l.siUI; m. at Huiun'well. Mo.. 3 June l.sr>9. Sarah F. Cox. dau. of 
Jolni V. and .Martha E. (Ht)Welli, b. at Huuniwcll, Mo., 5 Oct. 
18.51, living (1910). 8. Kphraim II. , of Hvdro, Okla., clergyman, 
b. 26 Nov. 1838; living (1910) ; m. Nov.*l8«l Catherine B*. Ked- 
ma!i. dau. of David .M. and Sarah A. (Yettcr), b. at Bushkill, Fa., 
9 Apr. 1840. d. 27 Dec. 1900. 

94. ix. John, b. 23 July IHOI. 

95. X. Cai.VIN, b. 29 Nov. 1803. 

32. JosKi'ii* IhcKiN.s {Joseph,^ Jost'pfi,^ lifthert* Jtinifs^^ Rubert^)^ oi Par- 

sonstitld, Me., 17'J.i, and of Eflingluun, N. II., 1807, niercliant, 

miller, deputy shcrilT, justice of tbe peace, born at Nottingbam 27 

Oct. 1707, died 24 Sept. 1847. He nianried first, 2 May 1787 

(town records), Mahy Jennkss, daugliter of Saniuel(?), wlio was 

born at Pembroke .*i Nov. 17<»r) and <lied 20 Aug. 1823; and s(!C- 

ondlv, 1 Apr. 1827, Sakah Waimikn, wbo was born 1777 and died 

22 July 1S44. 

C liildren by first wife, tlie first four born at Gilmanton, the otliers 

at Parsoustield, Me. (family Hible in posses.sion, PJIO, of Nancy 

Jane* (iluckins) Carr, daughter of Ira" iluckiuR, of Ashland) : 

i. Hannah,' b. 3 Sept. 1787; d. 17 Oct. 1851 (tonjbstone) ; m. (1) at 
rarsonslleld. Me., 28 Sept. 1803, Andkew Oilman, s. of Daniel, 
of FarsonsHeld, Me., b. at Newmarket 7 Apr. 1780, d. at Burling- 
ton, Vt., 5 June 1816; m. (2) 5 Dec. 1810 Samikl Jknnksh, s. of 
Samuel and (Prescott), of Tam worth, farmer, b. at Mere- 
dith 12 Apr. 1790, d. 25 Sept. 1805. Children by first husband 
(family record in pos.session, 1910, of Franklin P.' Jenness, s. of 
Diantlia E.^ (Jenness), of Meredith) : 1. Jefferson.,*' b. at Par- 
sonslield. Me., 12 Jan. 1800; d. 15 Sept. 1825. 2. Joseph, of Tarn- 
worth, lawyer, innkeeper, postmaster, town clerk, justice of the 
peace, b. atEllingham 12 Mar. 1807; d. 1 Apr. 1890; m. (1) 2 Nov. 
1832 Jane R. Beede, dau. of Elijah and Ann (Felch), b. at Sand- 
wich 16 Mar. 1809, d. 17 Apr. 1851; m. (2) 2 Oct. 1851 Maria B. 



19141 Descenda7its of Hohert Huchins 99 

Gushing, dau. of William and Mary (Page), b. at Freedom 2 Dec. 
1816, d. 24 Apr. 1882. Children by second husband (family record, 
ut supra) : 3. Mary Ann, b. at Meredith 1 Oct. 1817 ; d. 10 June 
1821. 4. Mary Elizabeth, b. at Meredith 19 Mar. 1819 ; d. 12 Apr. 
1893; m. 4 Aug. 1842 Albert A. McDaniels, s. of Charles and 
Sarah (Brewster), of Tamworth, Moultonborough, and Lakeport, 
farmer, b. at Tamworth 28 Feb. 1820, d. 15 May 1909. 5. Samuel L., 
b. at Wheelock, Vt., 7 Nov. 1820 ; d. 12 Nov. 1821. 6. Hannah J., 
b. at Wheelock, Vt., 3 Jan. 1822; d. 4 Sept. 1826. 7. Diantha E., 
b. at Danville, Vt., 8 Jan. 1824 ; d. 24 Feb. 1888 ; m. at Newmarket, 
18 Apr. 1847, her cousin, Joshua Jenness, s. of William and Eliza- 
beth (Thompson), of Meredith, farmer, b. at Meredith 20 Feb. 
1820, d. 14 Mar. 1900. 8. Peter, b. at Meredith 1 June 1825; d. 4 
Jan. 1826. 9. Ira Muckins, of Exeter, shoemaker, b. at Meredith 
20 Sept. 1826; d. 25 Apr. 1859; m. 1 Sept. 1846 Eliza A. Quint, 
dau. of Joseph and. Hannah Abigail, b. at Madbury 2 Oct. 1826, 
who m. (2) Moses D. French of Exeter and d. 30 Oct. 1875. 10. 
Charles W., of Ashland and of Manchester, merchant, b. 24 Aug. 
1829; d unm. 11. Nancy Hill, b. at Holderness 8 Sept. 1832: d. 
at Charlestown, Mass., 25 Feb. 1906; m. (1) 17 June 1850 David 
T. Hurd, s. of Jacob and Eunice (Libby), of Rochester, farmer, b. 
at Rochester 18 Jan. 1825, d. at Freedom 29 Mar. 1891; m. (2) 
1893 George Furbush, of Freedom, farmer; m. (3) 4 Oct. 1897 her 
cousin, Ferdinand A.^ Huckins, s. of Stephen^ (96) and Pauline 
(Webb), q.v. 

96. ii. Stephen, b. 2 Nov. 1790. 

97. iii. Peter, b. 5 July 1792. 

iv. Mary, b. 27 July 1794; d. Aug. 1872; m. 8 Dec. 1812 her cousin, 
William^ Boynton (14, iv, 1), s. of William* and Mary^ (Huck- 
ins), of Effingham', 1817, Wiscasset, Me., 1819, and Bangor, Me., 
teacher, surveyor, b. at Gilmanton 13 Mar. 1786, d. at Chicago 
1865. Children, the first three b. at Effingham, the others at Wis- 
casset, Me. (Boynton Family, p. 259) : 1. Mary Elizabeth,^ b. 10 
Jan. 1815; d. at Cambridge, Mass., 23 Oct. 1888; m. Henry Goo- 
gins, s. of Rogers and Ann ( ) (Higgins), of Bangor, Me., 

master mariner, b. at East Trenton (Lamoine), Me., 7 Aug. 1807 
{Bangor Hist. Mag., vol.8, p. 107), d. 18 May 1869. 2. Wil- 
liam A., of Chicago, carpenter, m. Elizabeth Armstrong. 3. 
Thomas Boyd, of Bangor, Me., builder, b. 4 June 1817 ; d. 21 Apr. 
1895; m. 17 Nov. 1842 Mary E. Rodgers, dau. of Adam and Olive 
(Gay), b. at Lincolnville, Me., 13 Apr. 1822, living (1910) at Mai- 
den, Mass. 4. Warren Bice, of Bangor, Me., printer, b. 24 May 
1819; d. 6 Feb. 1903; m. (1) 6 June 1841 Mary Jane Phipps, dau. 
of William, b. at Salem, Mass., 6 Dec. 1819, d. 14 Apr. 1852; m. 
(2) 24 Oct. 1852 Martha E. Babcock, adopted dau. of John, d. 16 
Apr. 1879; m. (3) 26 Nov. 1890 Priscilla Rolston, b. in England. 
6. Henry S., of Lamoine, Me., merchant, b. 20 Sept. 1820; d. 2Q 
July 1903 ; m. 26 July 1843 Matilda Hodgkins, dau of Nathan and 
Harriet (Googins), b. at Trenton, Me., 22 Sept. 1822, d. 4 Jan. 
1895. 6. Joseph, d. in infancy. 7. Joseph, d. in infancy. 8. Han- 
nah, d. unm. Oct. 1847. 9. A7in Wilson, b. 12 Aug. 1827; d. 16 June 
1894; m. at Bangor, Me., 12 Oct. 1847, Ricliard H. Higgins, s. of 
Theophilus and Sarah (Hodgkins), of Bangor, Me., and Grand 
Junction, Colo., farmer, b. at Trenton, Me., 12 July 1817, d. 20 
Apr. 1903. 10. Alonzo King, of Chicago, carpenter, soldier in 
the Civil War, b. 28 June 1829; d. 4 Dec. 1909; m. 31 July 1872 
Margaret May, dau. of John and Mary (Bell), b. at Troy, N. Y., 21 
June 1851, living (1910) at Chicago, HI. 11. George, of North- 
wood, Iowa, packer, b. 7 June 1833; d. Sept. 1901; m. (1) Annie 
Drew, b. at Dexter, Me. ; m. (2) Sarah Shaw, dau. of James M. 
and Susan (Tyler), b. at North Bangor, Me., 6 Mar. 1841, d. Oct. 
1897. 

V. Eunice, b. 13 Jan. 1796; d. unm. Sept. 1848. 

vi. Mary Ann, b. 1 May 1798; d. in Boston 27 Feb. 1881; m. 27 Oct. 

VOL. LXVIII. 7 



100 Descendants of Robert Huchins [Jan. 

1819 (Rev. Asa Piper's Marriages) Samukl' Dalton, s. of Samuel' 
and Mary (Bennett), of Newfleld, Me., mercliant, b. at Tarsous- 
fleld, Me., 25 Nov. 1797, d. in Boston 1848. Children, b. at New- 
field, Me.: 1. Joseph,^ of Texas, real-estate dealer, b. 1821; d. 
nnm. 1S82. 2. Caroline, b. 1823; d. s.p. in California 1908; m. 
at Cambridge, Mass., 4 Nov. la^'y (town records), William S. 
Mudgett, s. of Jolm and Anna, of Boston, mercliant, b. at Gilman- 
ton 12 July 1817, d. in Boston 6 Apr. 1886. 3. Asa., of Bangor, 
Me., 1854, New York City, 18G1, Portland, Me., 1803, clergyman, 
editor, A.M. (Harvard, 1851), S.T.D. (Colby, 1885), b. 30 Oct. 1824 ; 
d. 29 Aug. 1912: m. 20 Nov. 1851 Maria Leverett, dau. of William 
and Mary B. (Jackson), b. in Boston 5 Mar. 182G, d. at Portland, 
Me., 1 June 1909. 4. William Tristram, of Pomona, Cal., mer- 
chant, b. 3 Dec. 1820; d. 23 July 1894; m. 22 June 1859 Susan 
Leverett, dau. of William and Mary B. (Jackson), b. in Boston 6 
Mar. 1833; d. at Pijmona, Cal., 5 Apr. 1899. 5. Abigail, b. 1831; 
d. unm. in New York City 21 Nov. 1891. G. Benjamin F., of New 
York City, stockbroker, b. 1832; d.s.p. in Florida; m. in Boston, 
12 June 1855, Helen M. Gove, dau. of John, b. in Boston 1838. 

98. vii. IvoKY Loud, b. 1 Jan. ISOO. 

viii. Cauolink, b. 25 Sept. 1802 ; d. at Exira, Iowa, 13 Sept. 18G7; m. 6 
Sept. 1820 JosFi'ii Wakkiin, s. of Gen. James and Sarah (Millikin), 
of Buxton, Me , Kllingham, N. H., and Exira, Iowa, 185G, inn- 
keeper, lumberman, b. at Scarborough, Me., 14 C)ct. 1798, d. 4 
Sept. 1807. Children, the tirst two b. at Buxton, Me., the otiiors 
at Ellingham. N. H. (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Mary, 
widow of James H." Warren, of Atlantic, Iowa) : 1. Julianna^^ 
b. 14 .Apr. 18L'l; d. at Haverhill, Mass., 14 Jan. 1S90; m. 12 Aug. 
1861 Joseph' Chapman, s. of Eliphalct' and Margaret (Keneson) 
(Edward Chai)man and Family, p. 30), of Tamworth, farmer, b. 
at Tamworth 29 June 1817, d. 12 Aug. 1894. 2. Mary Jlitv/cins, 
b. 2 Apr. 1823; d. 5 Jan. 1851 ; m. 27 Dec. 1840 Joseph Bennett, 
6. of Joseph and Mehitable (Moultouj, of Ellingham Falls, lum- 
berman, b. at Freedom 28 Nov. 1805, d. 17 Dec. I>s55. 3. ,S'usan^ 
b. 1 Dec. Ih24 ; d. 20 Sept. 1825. 4. Charles Frederic Milli/cin. of 
Somersworth, machinist, b. 25 Apr. 1820; d.s.p. 18 Feb. 1852; 
m. 15 Sept. 18-19 Mary F. Pendley, b. at Tamworth. 6. William, 
b. 23 May 1828; d. 7 Oct. 1«32. 0. A^usan, b. 25 June 1830; d. 2 
Dec. If^'SO. 7. Jusf'ph Ilnckins^ of Newton Upper Falls, Mass., 
Neponset, Mass., 1856, Boston, 1802, author, physician, vice- 
president Am. Med. Ass'u. 1889-90, M.D. (Bowdoin, 1853), A.M. 
(Bowdoin, 1.S02), LL.D. (Norwich, 18«9j, brigade surgeon in the 
Civil War, b. 2 Oct. 1831; d. 24 Mar. ls<)l; m. 24 Sept. 18.54 
Caroline Elizabeth Everett, dau. of Joseph Caswell and Mary 
(Warren), b. at Newton Upper Falls, Mass., 12 July 1831, d. at 
Iloslindale, Mass., 12 Jan. 1904. 8. James Henry, of Atlantic, 
Iowa, farmer, b. 23 Apr. 1834; d. 22 May 1907; m. 12 Apr. 1858 
MarvLucinda Chai)nian. dau. of Benjamin F. and Margaret T. (Mar- 
shalij, b. at Embden, Me., 23 Oct. 1840, living (1910) at Atlantic, 
Iowa. 9. Sarah Frances, b. 31 July 1836; d. 12 Feb. 1901 ; m. 21 
July 1854 John Warren, s. of Uriah and Asenath (Hemenway), of 
Ellingham, farmer, b. at Jackson, Me., 5 Nov. 1827, d. at Jackson, 
Me., 1 Mar. 1904. 10. Biujamin Franklin Darling, of Gray, Mont., 
physician, b. 25 Apr. 1838; d. 10 July 1902: m. 13 Sept. 1801 Mary 
E. Winters, dau. of Nathan, b. at Plattsburgh, N. Y., living 
(1910) (?) in Oreeon. 

99. ix. Nicholas E., b. 19 May 1804. 
100. X. Ira, b. 29 Jan. 1800. 

xi. Elizabeth, b. 15 Aug. 1808; d. unm. 

Child by second wife, born at Effingham (family Bible, ut supra) : 

xii. Joseph, of Lawrence, Mass., and of Boston, mechanic, b. 25 June 
1828; disappeared in Michigan about 1868; m. 10 Nov. 1852 Han- 
KAH^ Batcheldek, dau. of Burley'aud Elizabeth (Taylor) (Batch- 



1914] Nova Scotians of New England Birth 101 

elder Genealogy, p. 198), b. at Sanbornton 12 Sept. 1827, d. s. p. 
4 Dec. 1884.* 

33. Samuel^ Huckins {Joseph,^ Joseph,"^ Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Gil- 
manton, 1791, and of Walden, Vt., 1795 (Vermont Historical Ga- 
zetteer, vol. 4, p. 426), farmer, born at Nottingham 12 July 1771, 
died 11 Dec. 1799. He married, 18 Nov. 1792 (town records), 
Patience Spencer of Nottingham. 

Administration upon his estate was granted on the petition of 
his widow. Patience, to Ezra Carter (Caledonia Probate Records, 
vol. I, pp. 61-5). The widow was appointed guardian of Eunice 
and Patience, and Ebenezer Spencer was appointed guardian of 
Samuel, Joseph, and Mary (Polly), all children of Samuel Huckins 
(lb., vol. 1, p. 161). 

In 1791 he had from his father 40 acres in Gilmanton, part of 
lot 5 in the Upper Gore, and in 1794 he sold this land (Strafford 
Deeds, vol. 19, p. 327). 

Children (guardianship proceedings, ut supra) : 
i. Eunice. 7 
ii. Patience. 
ill. Samuel. 
iv. Joseph. 

V. Mary (Polly), also mentioned in the will of her grandfather, Jo- 
seph* Huckins (14), dated 11 May 1815. (Strafibrd Probate Kec- 
ords, vol. 23, p. 53.) 

[To be continued] 



EMINENT NOVA SCOTIANS OF NEW ENGLAND BIRTH 

By Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, D.C.L., of Boston, Mass. 

Number Two 
HON. HIBBERT NEWTON 

Hon. Hibbert Newton, one of the earliest Bostonians to settle in Nova 
Scotia after its final capture from the French in 1710, was the only son of 
Thomas Newton, Esq., of Boston, who is said to have been born in Eng- 
land 10 June 1660 and who died in Boston 28 May 1721. Thomas Newton 
appeared in Boston in 1688, Chief Justice Sewall calling him " a newcomer " 
there (5 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., vol. 1, p. 216). He was sworn there as an 
attorney 7 June 1688; but in his own affidavit {ib., vol. 1, p. 55), made 
apparently in 1707, he states that he has been in New England "for near 
sixteen years last past." In Sept. 1692 he was in New Hampshire as 
secretary of that province. In Boston he became a leading lawyer, being 
the first member of the legal profession in Massachusetts who was called 
barrister (Register, vol. 31, p. 206). He was employed in the investi- 
gation of persons accused of witchcraft, was appointed deputy-judge in the 
Court of Vice- Admiralty for Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, and 

* Joseph' Huckins adopted as his son George M. Cross, son of Joseph and Eliza 
(Batchelder) Cross. George M. Cross (afterwards George M. Huckins) was born at 
Wentworth 4 .July 1863, and married 31 Mar. 1890 Ella S. Lamprey, born at Orford 20 
July 1867, daughter of George W. and Celinda C. (Trussell). George M. Huckins, 
farmer, and wife were living at Orfordville in 1910. 



102 Nova Scotians of New England Birth [Jan. 

Rhode Island, was sworn as com yt roller of Her Majesty's Customs 31 Oct. 
17U7, and was appointed attorney-general, probably in June 1720. He 
was one of the founders of King's Chapel, was a member of it^ vestry In 
1699, and was warden in 1704 and afterwards ; and in 18o3 his great- 
grandson, Hon. Edward Augustus Newton, placed in tiiat venerable church 
a tablet to his memory.* (Annals of King's Chapel, vol. 1, p. I<s2.) His 
will, dated 6 Mar. 1720/1, was proved 5 dune 1721. His valuable library, 
which, it was said, contained the best collection of law books that luul ever 
been offered for sale in this country, was advertised for sale soon after his 
death. That his wife Christian, whose maiden name is unknown (although 
it may possibly have In'en Pljillips), was a widow when Tliomas Newton 
married her seems probable from the statement in her will, dated in Boston 
19 Mar. 1727/8 and proved 12 Feb. 1730/1, that her "daughter Thomp- 
son" is to have her "estate at Plxstow in old Kuirland." The children 
of Thomas and Christian Newton wen* : Hibbert, the subject of this sketch ; 
Klizab«*th, who probably died unmarried; Christian, wlio was married, 11 
Feb. 1723/4, to .lohn Wainwriglit of Ipswich; and Hannah, who also nniy 
have die<l unmarried. 

The date of the birth of HiblnTt Newton is unknown. He may have 
participated in the siege of Annapolis Koyal, N. S., but there is no record 
of his presence there at that time. In 1711, however, when he was pre- 
sumably under twenty-five years of age, he was appointed (through what 
direct intluence is not revealtKl) collecUir of custitius at Annapolis Uoval, 
then and until 174'.> the capital of Nova Scotia, and he held this j>osition 
until his death in 17.')1. Ihis collectorship was the chief colle<'torMhip of 
customs in Nova S<*otia, and for a time, at least, the collectorship of Canso 
was couple<l with that of AnnajMdis. He was a inemlHT of the Military 
Council of Nova Scotia, having U-en ap|K)inte<l by (iovernor IMiillips (> May 
172U, when he forme<l his first council at Anna|K»lis Koyal, but liis name 
is not found among the memln'rs in attendance aft<*r .luly 172.'». (Nova 
Scotia Archives, vol. 3.) During his life of over forty years at Annapo- 
lis Koyal Mr. Newton's inU-Tcourse with Boston was frequent. lb- un- 
doubtedly s|)ent much time in that town, and in 17.iH his sisters Klizaln'th 
and Christian conveved to him a house on MarllK)rou;:h Street of which he 
was already in possession. His will, dated 4 May 1760 and proved 5 June 
17."»2, is recorded in Boston. 

Hibbert Newton married, probably at Annapolis Royal, althcjugh the date 
of the marriage is unknown, Hannah Adams, baptized in lk>8ton 17 Sept. 

• The inscription on this tablet is not free from errors, as maybe seen bv comparing 
it with ihu Boston Setcs-L^tter for the week from Monday, May 22, to Monday, May 
29, 1721, which contains the following: •• On the Loril'i* Day Morning ihc 28lh Instant, 
(bcin^ IJorn on the said Day) Died here Thomas \eicton, K>q ; Aj^cd Gl Yeur**." An 
account of the career of the deceased is then gi\ en, which appears with sundry changes 
and additions in the Seto-LetUr for the week from Monday, May 29, to Monday, 
Jtine 5, 1721, this second ! * (a part of which is printed in .*. ' ' I' '- ■ ' ip- 
el, vol. 1, p. 183) reading :i- ws : *' On '1 hurssilay last the tii - . ,i ir- 

ably Interred here, Thomas Meicton Esq; His Majesty's Attorney General of this 
Province, Comptroler of His Majesty's Customs, I ' en Jud^^e of the Adiniraltv, 
Justice of the Tcace, and for many Years one of tl •. > .•, f Lawyers of this Place : He 
was a Gentleman born in England the 10th oi June 166<J, being Whitsunday, and Died 
on the Lords Day the 28th pa^t being also Whitsunday, in tlie 61 Year of his Age; 
He was Educated there, and intirely beloved both there and here by all that knew him, 
one who carryed himself very handsomly, just and well in every Station and Post 
which he sustained, being Affable and Courteous, of a Circumspect Walk and Deport- 
ment, and inoffensive Conversation, of Strict Devotion towards GOD, exemplarly for 
Family Government, as well as Humanity to all his Fellow Creatures, A Lover of all 
Good Men, and therefore the more Lamented at his Death. His Funeral was At- 
tended by His Excellency the Governour, Gentlemen of His Majesty's Council, with 
other principal Gentlemen, Merchants and others." 



1914] I^ova Scotians of New England Birth 103 

1699, daughter of John and Hannah of Boston and of Annapolis Royal, John 
Adams also being a member for many years of the Military Council of 
Nova Scotia. (Register, vol 32, pp. 132, 133.) 

According to Hibbert Newton's will, he and his wife Hannah had nine 
children : Thomas ; Phillips, commissioned a first lieutenant of the 40th 
Regiment 29 July 1751 and captain-lieutenant of the 48th Regiment 8 Apr. 
1762 ; Hibbert, baptized at King's Chapel, Boston, 6 May 1725 and com- 
missioned a first lieutenant of the 40th Regiment 15 Oct. 1754; William; 
John; Henry, born in 1731, for whom see below; Christian; Hannah 
Adams, married (license granted 26 July 1759), as his second wife, to Hon. 
Jonathan Binney, M.C., who was born at Hull, Mass., 7 Jan. 1724/5 and 
was the founder of an important family in Halifax, his grandson Hibbert 
becoming the fourth Anglican bishop of Nova Scotia ; and Mary. 

Hon. Henry Newton, youngest son of Hon. Hibbert Newton, became 
chief collector of customs for Nova Scotia at Halifax on his father's death 
in 1751, was admitted to the Council in 1761, and died in office as collector 
in 1802, his father and he having held the office successively for over ninety 
years. A tablet to his memory in St. Paul's Church, Halifax, bears the 
following inscription : " Sacred to the Memory of the Honourable Henry 
Newton, the first Collector of His Majesty's Customs in Nova Scotia, at 
Halifax, which appointment he held for fifty years with signal honour 
to himself and advantage to the public. His father, Hibbert Newton, Esq., 
filled the same office at Annapolis forty years. He was a member of His 
Majesty's Council for the Province forty-two years, and invested with other 
offices of distinction and trust ; greatly beloved and respected for his many 
virtues, but chiefly for his exemplary Christian character and conduct, con- 
sistently sustained through a long life in an age of great laxity and religious 
indifference. He died universally lamented on the 29**^ of January, 1802, 
aged 70 years. This monument is erected by his son, Edward Augustus 
Newton,* as a memorial of his father's exalted worth, and in fervent grati- 
tude for his pious teaching and example. ' The righteous shall be had in 



) >> 



everlasting remembrance. 

Hon. Henry Newton married, in Halifax, Ann Stuart, sister of the artist 
Gilbert Stuart, who with her parents had removed to Newport, N. S., from 
Rhode Island a few years before the Revolution. The year after her hus- 
band's death Mrs. Newton came to Massachusetts and opened a school for 
young ladies in Medford ; later she had a similar school in Boston. 

In several encyclopaedias are to be found brief sketches of Gilbert Stuart 
Newton, a painter of much note, who is usually but incorrectly called a son 
of Edward Newton of Halifax and his wife Ann Stuart. He was, how- 
ever, a son of Hon. Henry and Ann (Stuart) Newton. Like his more dis- 
tinguished uncle, Gilbert Stuart, he went early to England, where he be- 
came an associate of the Royal Academy and a few years later an Acade- 
mician. In 1831-2 he painted in America. He died at Wimbledon, Eng- 
land, 5 Aug. 1835. He married in Boston, 22 Aug. 1832, Sally Williams 
Sullivan, who was married again in Boston, where she was residing, 25 
June 1840, to William F. Oakey of New York. (King's Chapel registers.) 

Authorities: N. H. Provincial Papers, vol. 2; Boston Records; Suffolk Pro- 
bate Records; Boston News-Letter^ May 22 — June 5, 1721; Annals of King's 
Chapel; History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; Nova Scotia 
Council Records; Records of St. Paul's Church, Halifax; Rkgister, vol. 17, 
pp. 184, 185; Eliot's Biographical Dictionary; Appleton's Cyclopaedia of Ameri- 
can Biography. 

♦He was of Pittsfield, Mass. 



104 JSfotes [Jan, 

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By John Albree, Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 7 May 1913. A stated meetiii.c: of the Society was 
held iu Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburtoii Place, at 2.30 p.m.. President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the April meeting were approved, and the reports of the Libra- 
rian, Corresponding Secretary, and Council were accepted. 

One corresponding member and lifty-three resident members were elected bj 
ballot. 

The rules were suspended, and on motion of John Carroll Chase, Vice-Presi- 
dent for New Hampsliire, it was voted tiiat in rec()gniti<Mi of the elllcient ser- 
vices of Miss Mary Ella Stickney durini; her term of oflice as Assistant Librarian, 
soon to be Icrminatid. .^he be made a life member. 

The paper of the afternoon was by William Lyman Underwood, and was en- 
titled A Trip on a Great-Lake Frfujhter. An account of a voyage from Cleve- 
land to Dulwtli and return wa>; given, and by means of slides, wliich the speaker 
himself had made and colored, tliere were shown the life on a h\r«j:e freiijliter. 
the e.xtensive development of the freiglit-earrying business, and the melliods of 
handling the cargoes, togetlier witli the scenery on the Lakes. 

1 October. A stated nieetin<r of the Society was held in Wihhr Hall, J) Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.;io p.m.. Pre>ident liaxter presiiiing. 

Tiie minutes of tlie May meeting were approved, and tiie reports of the Libra- 
rian. Corresponding S»'cretary, Historian, and Council were accepted. 

Three c<»rresponding members and twenty-seven resident members were 
elected i»y ballot. 

lion. W. Prentiss Parker of Uoxbury, .Mass., a member of the Society, read a 
paper on Colonial and Historic Houses, using as ilhiNtrations lantern-slides of 
photographs which he had taken, beglnnlni; in isss. Since tlien forty per cent. 
of tliese ohi buildings jiave been removed. The elosing picture was of a portion 
of the old Indian trail from Boston to Plymouth in Franklin Park, near Seaver 
Street. Thence it may be tniced to Matlapan, where tlie Neponsct Uiver was 
foriled. 

After adjournment refreshments were served. 

5 Xoveniher. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.150 p.m., President liaxter presiding. 

The miniites of the October meeting were api»roved. and the reports of the 
Council. Lil)rarian. Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

John Carroll Chase, \'ice-Presiilent for New Hampshirt', gave notice that he 
would oiler an amendment to the By-Laws of the Society, the effect of which 
would be to place the election of members in the hands of the Council. 

By ballot the following were elected members of the Nominating Committee: 
Francis N. Balch, Frank A. Bates, Charles K. Boltcjii, Mrs. Florence C. II(jwes, 
Mrs. .Mary S. Randall. 

The address of the afternoon was by Pe-.\hm-?>Si|ueet, a memV)er of the 
Chippewa tribe of Indians. She was graduated at the Haskell Listitute, a 
Government school in Lawrence, Kans., and then came to Boston f<^)r the study 
of music. Appearing in Indian costume, she told of the home life of the In- 
dians, their legends, and their customs, and then she sang a number of their 
songs. At the close of the address she showed how the Harvest Ceremony was 
performed. Included in this are prayers for rain. i)lanting of corn, and otjier 
expressions of Indian thought and life in song and gesture. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 



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sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The Committee on English Research desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in England 
the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her time as 
a searcher of records there along special lines for the benefit of the 
Register. 



Chickering. — Information about the English ancestry and environment of 
the Chickering family of Massachusetts has been piiblislied in the Register, 
vol. 61, p. 189, vol. 63, pp. 282-3, and vol. 64, pp. 136-7. From these pages it 
appears that members of this family resided in the parishes of Ringsfleld, Wren- 
tham, Westleton, and Henstead, all in co. Suffolk. The following entries in 
the registers of Bramfield, co. Suffolk {vide Hill's Registers of Brarafield, 1894, 
pp. 9, 10, and 2 Misc. Gen. ct Herald., vol. 3, p. 2^8), a parish less than ten miles 
from Ringsfleld, show that Henry Chickering, the father of the emigrants to 
Massachusetts, lived at Bramfield from 1588 to 1595, perhaps even for a longer 
time. 

Christenings 

1588 Henry Chickeringe sonne of Henry Chickeringe 5 January [1588/9]. 

1591 Mary Chickeringe daughter of Henry Chickering 20 May. 

1593 John Chickeringe sonne of Henry Chickeringe 28 December. 

1595 Reginald Chickeringe sonne of Henry Chickeringe 12 September. 

The registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials at Bramfield from 1596 to 
1693 are missing ; but among tiie entries given above, which are all the Chick- 
ering entries in the Bramfield registers, is found the record of the baptism of 
Henry Chickering, one of the emigrants to Massachusetts. 

Maiden, Mass. George Walter Chamberlain. 



Barlow Records. — Among the papers of Mrs. Rachel Ward (Hurd) Allerton, 
who was born at Amenia, N. Y., 2 July 1822, was married there, 25 Jan. 1845, to 
David Allerton, and died at Binghamton, N. Y., 24 Oct. 1909, a small manuscript 
book was found, containing a partial list of the descendants of Peleg Barlow of 
Sandwich, Mass., and of Amenia, N. Y. It is not possible now to say positively 
by whom this record was written ; but from the paper, penmanship, and general 
appearance, it must have been prepared about seventy-five years ago, and there 
is some reason for believing that the compiler was one of the children of Tho- 
mas Barlow by his second wife, Lucy Allerton. From the fact that in all cases 
where it has been compared with other records it has been found to be correct, 
it should undoubtedly be accepted as a valuable contribution to the history of 
the family. 

The parentage of Peleg Barlow has not been definitely ascertained. He was, 
however, probably a son of Moses Barlow, of Sandwich and Rochester, Mass. 
Mrs. Allerton, the former possessor of this record, was herself a descendant 
of Peleg Barlow, being a daughter of Hebron and Eliza (Barlow) Hurd (vide 
infra). The record is given below as it was written, except that some additional 
details, enclosed in brackets, have been supplied. 

Peleg Barlow, born at Sandwich, Mass., Feb. 25, 1692, died at Amenia, N. Y., 
Oct. — , 1759. Married [at Sandwich, 25 July 1717] Elizabeth Perry, born at 
Sandwich, July 15, 1690, died at Amenia, May — , 1759 [daughter of Samuel and 
Esther (Taber) Perry]. Their children were : 
Thomas, born at Sandwich, [date illegible^ 
Nathan, born at Sandwich, May — , 1726. 
Moses, born at Sandwich, Nov. 25, 1728. 
Nathan married Joanna Swift, sister of Judah Swift, of Sandwich. 
Thomas and Nathan died at Duanesburgh, N. Y. 

Peleg Barlow and his sons moved from Sandwich to Amenia in 1756. 
Moses Barlow married [at Sandwich, 23 Nov. 1749] Sarah Wing, born at 
Sandwich [13 July 1730], died at Amenia [21 Nov. 1815, daugliter of John and 



106 Notes [Jan. 

Mary (Kiiowles) Wing]. Moses Barlow died at Ameuia, March 18, 1799. Their 
children were : 

Elisha, born at Sandwich, July 23. 1750. 

Sylvania, born at Sandwich, Jan. 20, 1752. 

Elizabeth, born at Sandwicl), Marcli 30, 1754. 

Mehitabel, born at Anienia. Anir. 11, 175(5. 

Elizabetli, born at Anienia, March 13, 1759. 

Jemima, born at Anienia, June 25, 17()1. 

Thomas, born at Amenia. July 10, MCA. 

SaraJK born at Anienia, Sept. — , 17G(>. 
Elisha Barlow married Sarah Barlow, daughter of his father's brother Tho- 
mas. Tlieir children were: 

Thomas, who married Pollv Chirk. 

Peleg, who married Margaret Hinchclitf. 

Lois. 

Moses, who married Nancy Knickerbocker. 

Obed, killed in tiie war of 1812. 

Sally, died aged 21. 
Sylvania Barlow married Sylvanus Nye, Their children were: Sliubal. Sal- 
ly, uinnarried. David. Mcltiah. Ebenezer. Sylvanus. Susan, married 

Ilutciuuson Amanda, unmarried. 

Elizabeth Barlow, born March 13, 1759, married Lot Swift. Their children 
were: Lydia. Seth, Samh, Harry. .M()se><. lU'becca. Nathaniel. Betsy. 

Jemima Barlow married Sanuiel Hitchcock. Their cliildreu were: Sally, Tho- 
mas, Susan, who nuirried Dr. Ilermance, Gin>ert, Samuel, Elisha, Betsy, who 
married riic<». Gregory. 

Thomas Barlow [died at .Vmenla, 10 \\\)i. 1H53], married [(1) at Amenia, 18 
Sept. 1783] Amy Delano [daughter of .letliro and Klizabeth (Latlirop) Delano, 
who died at .Amenia. 3 .Ian 1S(»3J. Their children were: 

Milton [born at .Vinenia 4 May 1784; diiMl mimarried] 

Sarah [born at .Xnu-nia 11 Feb. 178»;], died unmarried. 

Lydia [born at .Vmenia 10 Apr. 1789], married Saunud Jarvls. 

Belinda [born at .Vmenia 2s Apr. 1790, died 31 Oct 1M67J, married [16 Mar. 
iMKjj Kh'ftzt'r Morton Swift. 

Maria [born at .Vmenia 2 .Vuy:. 1792], married Thomas Swift. 

Clarissa [born at .Vmenia 2»; Nov. 1794], marrit'd Thomas Hammond. 

Harriet [i>orn at -Vmenia 3 July 1797], married Ebenezer lYay 

Eliza [born at Amenia 5 Apr. 1800, died at Mount Vernon. N. Y., 21 Feb. 
1875], married [at .Vmenia 28 Apr. 1820] Hebron Hurd 

Newton, ilied an infant. 
Thonuvs Harlow married (2) [before 1808], Lucy AUcrton [born at Amenia 17 
Aug. 1781, daughter of Keuben and Lois (Athertou) AllertonJ. Their children 
were : 

Sarah .Vnn. married Joseph Crosby. 

Jeannette. married Cyrus Crosby. 

Thomas, died unmarried. 

Myra. married Hezekiah Coffin. 

Aurelia. married Barlow Nye. 

Catherine, married Kdmund Mills. 

Mary, married .loel Barlow. 

Franklin, married Mabel [illegihle']. 
Thomas Barlow, son of Elisha, married Polly Clark. Their children were: 
Elisha, Nathan, Marilla, William. Lois, Thomas, married Cornelia Kowe, Mar- 
tin L., Moses. 

Mehitabel Barlow, daui^hter of Moses, married Edmund Bramhall, grandson 
of George Bramhall. who lived at Dover, Mass. Bay Colony, and was killed bj 
the Indians in 1G89, he was born June 23. 1749, died March 16, 1793. Their 
children were : 

Sarah, born 1776, died 1843. 

Moses, born 1778. died 1856. 

Elizabeth, born 1780, died 1851 

Huldah, born 1783. 

Sylvania, born 1785, died unmarried. 

Joseph, born 1787, died 1829. 



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Edmund, born 1790, died 1844. 
Mehitabel, born 1793. 

Sarah Bramhall, daughter of Edmund Bramhall and Mehitabel Barlow, mar- 
ried Dr. Caleb Childs, of Albany. Their children were: Edmund B., Caleb, 
Mary Eliza, Rebecca, married Isaac Welch, Sarah Mehitabel, married S. Doty, 
Solomon, Joseph. 

Moses Bramhall, son of Edmund, married Elizabeth Hulbert. Their children 
were : Sarah Mehitabel, Harrison G., Charles H., Moses Barlow, Elizabeth A., 
Angelina M., George W., John Henry, Mary Jane, Alexander, Wellington. 

New York^ N. Y. Walter Scott Allerton. 



Blanchard-Kknt. — Among the " Marriage Licences of Salisbury," published 
in The Genealogist, N. S., vol. 30, pp. 121-7, Oct. 1913, the following apparently 
relate to New England immigrants : 

Blanchard. Thomas, of Clatford, co. South., yeoman, widower, and Ann Barnes, 

of St. Edmund's, Sarum, wid. Bdmau. Henry Byley, of the same, tanner. 15 

May 1637. 
Kent, Steven, of Sarum, lynnen draper, 32, and Margery Norris, of Wallopp, co. 

South. No Bdman. (Allegation says Margery is of " Collingborne Kingston, 

sp., 24.") 10 Aug. 1637. 

Concord, Mass. George S. Stewart. 



Nathaniel Winslow's Account Book. — An Account Book without the origi- 
nal owner's name is now in the possession of Mr. George H. Thomas of Marsh- 
field, Mass. The entries in the book were made between 1717 and 1728. On 
the first page I found the births and deaths of the original owner's family, with 
no surname. By comparison with the Marshfleld, Mass., Vital Records, pub- 
lished in The Mayflower Descendant,, vol. 5, p. 236, I was able to determine that 
the original owner was Natlianiel Winslow, Jr. His first wife, the mother of 
his first ten children, was Lydia, daughter of Josiah and Rebecca (Barker) 
Snow. Her mother's name has been many times incorrectly published as Baker. 
His second wife, the mother of the last three children given below, was Deborah 
(Barstow) Bryant, widow of John Bryant of Scituate. The Winslow Memo- 
rial, vol. 1, p. 97, published in 1877, contains an abridgment of the family 
record, as recorded by Nathaniel Winslow himself. The record in full is as 
1 follows : 

Our first Child was born January 19tii i^ ^he year 1693. 

Lydia was borne January 24''^ : 1694. 

Thankful was borne In February the 2 day : 1696. 

Snow was borne In May 13*^ : 1698. 

Our Littel gearl November 9*^^ : 1701. 

Oliver november the 24 : 1702. 

Nathaniel In february 28th: 1704. 

and departed this life January the 27 : 1707. 

Daborah was born March 21 : 1708. 

Patience was born June the 29 : 1710. 

September 9*^ : 1712 Nathaniel was born. 

Ruth was Borne Dsember 30*^ : 1719. 
Abiah was Borne Dsember 4'^ : 1722 
Allithea was Borne November 4*^ . 1723 

and Departed this Life May loth; 1724. 

Maiden, Mass. George Walter Chamberlain. 



^ Dkrby-James-Blanchard.— Jane^ James, born 6 Nov. 1664, daughter of Fran- 
els'^ and Elizabeth (Hyland) James of Hingham, Mass., married 7 Dec. 1704 
Edward Derby '' of Taunton." (Hist, of Hingham, vol. 2, p. 379.) Some years 
ago the suggestion was offered (Register, vol. 49, p. 340) that this bridegroom 
was the son of Edward and Ruth (Whitmarsh) Derby of Braintree and Wey- 
mouth and was born 16 May 1688, ''on both town records." The Weymouth 
Vital Records show the birth of Edward, son of Edward and Ruth Derby, on 
18 May 1688. Had he lived, he would have been only a little more than sixteen 



108 ^^otes [Jan. 

and a half years of as^c at the date of the marriaijc: but tlie printed Braintree 
Kecords , p. G74, show that a second Edward, sou of Edward and Kuth Derby, 
was born '22 An jr. l«;yi. 

It was P^dward Derby, Sr.. who married Jane James for liis second wife. 
Doubtless the intention (Weymouth V. K.. vol. 2, p. ♦»2) of Edwani Derby and 

,4 Nov. 1704. was theirs. Jane died: and he married thirtlly. 16 

Oct. 1707. Mrs. Kebecca (Sumner) Ilobart. whose tirst husband. Aaron llobart 
of Ilintrham. had died 3 Mar. 1704/5. (Hist, of iliniriiam, vol. 2, p. '.VA'J • Sum- 
ner Geuealojry. l>'7i>, p. 2.) 

Children of Edward Derby by his first wife. Ruth ( Whitmarsh) : 1. Edward, 
b. 18 May HW8 (Weymouth V. *K., vol. 1. p. •.♦2) ; d. youni;. 2. Samuel, b. 1 or 2 
Mav ir,8'J (Wevmuutli V. U.. vol. 1. p '.13 : Rraintree Kec. p. ♦>74). 3. Edward, 
b. 22 Auu'. iniM ; d. H June 17ir, (Weym(»utli V. U.. vol. 2. p. 2r,4). 4. Sarah, 
b. 10 June 1G1»3 (Braintree Kee.. p. "r.74). 5. David (twin), b. 23 May 1«'.«.>8 
(Rraintree Hec. p. r>75). 6. Jonathan (twin), b. 23 May l(;i»8 (jfe.). Child of 
Edward Derby by his second wife. Jane (James) : 7. Jane. b. probably 17o5 
or 17or. ; m. S- ' l^lanclu'r Hut. rec. 22 July 1727 at Wrymouth). Cllildrrn 

of Edward !)•*•.. "V his tiiinl wife. Hrbroca ^Sumnt-r) ( Hohart) : 8. Heln'oi-.-u 
whose birth is not found in the printed records of either town. 9. Ruth. b. l.S 
Mar. 1711 (Weymouth V. R.. vol. 1, p. 96). 

Edward Derl»y. Sr., died at Weymouth 6 Jan. 1723/4, leaving a will dated 4 
Jan 172:{/4 and i I 20 Jan. of the same year, whlclj U not six' ' 

ref«rred to in Ri.. .. u. vol. 49. p. 'MO. The le-''- - «'■•■•: wife R 

Jonathan, son Samuel (who "went fr«»m me at N irs t»f aj^e and 

rled"), daughters Sarah C«»bb. Jane Derliy (whose legacy was £50 "and four 
Kllver sp<M)n.H her mother left"), l: a Derby, and Ruth Derby. The unmar- 

rl<'(l «' ' rors were to receive then pi>rtlons at twentv-one or marriage. (Suf- 
folk 1 . .le ReconN. ^ •' •"'• T' NH > 

FnuM-U' Jame«* of II tlon hl.«* sister Jane Derby In his will, 

dated 2M Dec. 1717 and proved lo Jan. 1717/IH, a>i Ktate<l In RkCiIstkr. vol. 49. p. 
840; ' rferl a v • that fact is ii; Tuig. as the will t 

••Jane i';u •> ill. D.i ' * I ui i ' ".lane Darbv ur< •." The other le 

Were: brother Th"' ...une«« ^ ' mi.-;, slsti-r Srirnh Si!i- iikI hr,.t' 

law John Sale. tl. two i ire In < 

Probate Records, vol. 20. p. 180.) On 21 Sept. 1738 Samuel Hianclicr of Wr . 

ni' ' wife • -: ■ ' il of the 

of i I —. allof li: iM i ■ - am n-al I ~iiiL« 

desci ^ , art <tf tr..' I'V ■_ FraU' . -^ kI Samli Sale 

died ^ ; of." (}- 1 • U, vol. 107. p. 41.) 

^,9 Ozford Stretty ii'finervUley Mass. Ella F. Elliot. 



jFNKi.N>i-JoxK.«». — The following record N presenred on a looae sheet of paper I 
which was found in an old Bible conconlanee now in the posKesslon of a lady 
residing In Brattleboro, Vt. The book was rescued from a rubbish heap. oBJ 
whicli It had been tosaed ■ " \ the house in which the family 

t»f it > present posaeasor •-.,., ,,,... . i.. -. .M.l*., which &]" '"■ '"'/e 

capitals at the lK>ttom of the sheet, are p< . .- the initials of > 
whose name, with the dat« 1775, U wrltti'n In ink on the margin at the top of i 
one of the pages of the concordance. The sheet on which the record Is writ 
now measures ' r lo| by s^ in ' * I its size has been reduced by w< ..r 

and tear. Per; ,ons in the lefi-.i.... . ....irgin indicate that the sheet was at 

one time fasteneil into a b<n»k. 

John Jenkin was borne the 7'^ day of July 16ss/ 

Martha Jenkin was borne the 30*"* day of June 1690/ 

Mary Jenkins the wife of John Jenkins was borne tlie 13 day of June ir;:>[/.yr T 
Between 11 and 12 A clock [InterUned beticeen the birth dates of Mary ami 
y/iojym.".] 
Thomas Jenkins the sone of John Jenkins was borne the 38^*» day of 9ber 

1724 
John Jones the sone of Abraham Jones was borne the 2^ day of Janua[for;ii 

1701/2 About 4 A clok at noon 
^lary Jones was borne the 24'-'' day '^^ 7ber 1705/ 
Martha Jones was borne the 13*'» day of march 1708/9 



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Abraham Jones was borne the ^^^ day of march 1710/11 

Sarah Jones was borne the 6^^ day of August 1714/ 

Benjamin Jones was borne the 2^'^ day ^^ July 1718/ 

Thomas Jones was borne the 30*^ day of 7ber 1721/ 

John Jenkin the sone of John Jenkins was borne the 22 day of abr[?orM] 

172 [^orn] 
Mary Jenkin the daughter of John Jenkins was borne the 29 day of Abrill 

1729 John Jenkin and mary his wife maried the 6 day of february 1724 

M. P. 

Dedham^ Mass. Charles S. Liscom. 



Historical Intelligence 

Standish. — The New England Historic Genealogical Society has received 
from England copies of twenty-live deeds, hitherto unpublished, relating to the 
lands in various Lancashire parishes and in the Isle of Man which, according 
to the statement of Capt. Myles Standish in his will, had been " surruptously 
detained " from him. Some of these deeds are in Latin, others in English, the 
earliest one dating from 1481. They reveal a branch of the Standish family 
which settled in the Isle of Man and indicate one of its members as in all prob- 
ability either the father or the grandfather of Capt. Myles of Plymouth. These 
deeds, with an article by their discoverer, will be printed in the Register for 
April or July 1914. 



Phillimore's Parish Registers. — Thomas M. Blagg, Esq., of 124 Chancery 
Lane, London, editor of the series of English Parish Registers projected by the 
late W. P. W. Phillimore, Esq., and published for many years under his direc- 
tion, has sent to the librarian of the New England Historic Genealogical Society 
several copies of the new catalogue of the volumes thus far issued, and in his 
letter accompanying this gift makes the following appeal : 

'^ I would ask that you give some of these [catalogues] to people likely to 
support the series by becoming subscribers to at least one county series. At 
present the support of the series from your side of the Atlantic is almost negli- 
gible. Genealogists in America seem content to use the public libraries there 
and do not realize that, if a few more of them would subscribe to the coun- 
ty they are specially interested in, that increased support would enable that 
county to be printed at double the pace and completed within a few years, 
whereas with the almost complete absence of the private subscriber several 
counties have, for long been entirely at a standstill and is is at times doubtful if 
the series as a whole can be continued. 

''The same neglect is strangling the good work of the British Record So- 
ciety." 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
] and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Annable. — Anthony, born in co. Kent, England, about 1599, died at Barn- 
j stable, Mass., 1674, by Rev. Herbert Leslie Buzzell, Northfleld, Mass. 

Buswell. — Isaac, born, perhaps at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, about 1606-8, 
i died at Salisbury, Mass., 8 July 1683, by Rev. Herbert Leslie Buzzell, Northfleld, 

' Mass. 

i^arr.— George, of Lynn, Mass., born in England 1594, died at Lynn, Mass., 
24 Oct. 1662, and Thomas, of Lynn and Stow, Mass., born in England, by Mrs. 
IdaFarr Miller, 18 Lawrence Street, Wakefield, Mass. 

Goodridge. — William, born probably at Bury St. Edmunds, co. Suffolk, Eng- 
land, 8 Apr. 1608, died at Watertown, Mass., 21 Mar. 1646/7, by Edwin A. Good- 
ridge, M.D., 127 Maple Avenue, Flushing, N. Y. 



110 Recent Books [Jan. 

Gripjn.—\ln^\i, died at Sudbury, Mass., ir>54, by Mrs. W. E. Hodge, 27 Bilt- 
more Street, Springfield, Mass. 

Huntington. — ^imon^ born 7 Aug. 1583, died at sea 1C33, by Samuel Gladding 
Huntington, 173 Kenyon Street, Hartford, Conn. 

Lincoln. — Samuel, born at Hingham, co. Norfolk. England. 1619, died at 
Hingham, Mass., 2G May 1090, by Waldo Lincoln, Esq., 49 Elm Street, Wor- 
cester, Mass. 

Van Loon. — Jan, diedat Loononburgh. N. Y., in the early part of theeight€»enth 
century, by E. Haviland Hilluian, F.S.G., 13 Somcrs I'lace, Hyde Park, W., 
Loudon, England. 



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GENEALOGICAL 

Bailey genealogy. .Account of tlu' l.'^tb gntberlng of the Hailey-I^ayley Family 
A^'-ociivt ion, particularly c<»mnu'ni'»rfttivc <»f the life and servict-s t)f lirig.-(ien. 
Jacob Hayley, i:2»;-lHi:., hild in Wist Nt-wbury, Mass , Anirnst l'>. 1011. {\i< p. 
map pi. por. 8" 

Baily g^enealo^. Goncalojfv of the Bally family of Hromham, Wiltshire, Eng- 
land, and more particularly of tlie desccndantH of Joel Hally, who came from 
Bromhain about l»Vs2and sfitletl In ('h«*ster County, Ta. Uy Gllbort Co|>e. Lan- 
caster, I'a., Wickerbliam Printing Companv, 1912. 9-}-»m2 p. fcsm. map. pi. por. 

4" 

Eatei ^onealogT. The Batett Uuuctln. Serlej* 2, vol. 3, no. 1. S «r, 

1913. p. 21-31i, il. «o 

Bicknell ^dBMlofJ. GockI N- u- The B' " '! Family At..«,ociatlon. \ol. 1, 
no. 2. Frovldence. R. I., 1913. 10 p. por. .-; 

Gary genealogy. Tlie John Gary Desoendanta. Bullnin, no. 14, new Merles. 
October, 1913. p. 71-74, II. 8* 

Dickinson g«ttaalojy. The PI ' ' u family of Milton and Lltehrbld. By 
Anthon Temple Gesuer. Middl*^;-.; ,i, Couu., Peltou •& King, 1913. 14 p. pi. 8« 

Dntcber genealogy. The Dutcher family. By Walter Kenneth Grlflbi. n.p. 
n.d. r.sp. 4" Kepriuted from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Ueo 
ord for 1909-1910. 

Oerriih genealogy. OKI Boston families, number two, the Gerrlxh family 
(family of Capt John Gerrlsh). By .\rthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, M.A., 
D.C.l! up. 1913. 11 p. 8» Reprinted from Rkgi.stku for April 1913. 

Hawkins genealogy. Memoranda concerning some branches of the Hawklna, 
family and connections. By Gen. John Parker Hawkins, U.S. Army. n.p. 
1913.' 137 p. pi. por. 8° 

Howland genealogy. Howland Homestead. Vol. 1, no. 3. Boston, Ma8S.t 
published by the Society of the Descendants of Pilgrim John Howland of the 
Ship Mayflower, 1912. 'l2 p. il. 8'> 

Howland genealogy. Howland Homestead. Vol. 1, no. 4. Boston, Mass., 
published by the Society of the Descendants of Pilgrim John Howland of the 
Ship Mayflower, 1912. "l2 p. il. 8« 

Kimball genealogy. Record of the family of I^evl Kimball and some of his 
descendants. By Levi Darbee. Revised and extended by Robert M. Darbec. 
n.p. 1913. 1194-54 p. pi. por. 8« 

Kirk genealogy. Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, bom 1C60, al 



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Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England, died 1705, in Darby Township, Chester (now 
Delaware) County, Pennsylvania. Compiled by Miranda S. Roberts, edited by 
Gilbert Cope. Doylestown, Pa., Press of the Intelligencer Company, 1912-1913. 
8-1-721 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 4° 

Larkin genealogy. Chronicle of the Larkin family of the towne of Westerlie 
and Colony of Rhoad Island in New England. Number 2. Published for the 
Larkin Family Association, by William H. Larkin, Jr., Chelsea, Mass., 1913. 
12 p. 8« 

Levet genealogy. Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton. Reprinted from 
Register with notes on the English and American families of Levett and 
Leavitt. By Victor C [banning] Sanborn, n. p. 1913. 21 p. pi. S^ 

Lindsay Family Association of America. The annual report of the Lindsay 
Family Association of America (inc.) for 1912. Edited by JVIrs. Margaret Lind- 
say Atkinson, n.p n.d. p. 203-233, 8° 

Linzee, Ancestors and Descendants. The history of Peter Parker and Sarah 
Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass., and their ancestors and descendants. By John 
William Linzee, Jr., A.B., S.B. Boston, Mass., privately printed, 1913. 
12-f-609 p. il. por. 8^ Price $15.00. Address the author, 96 Charles St., Boston, 

Mass. 

Maar genealogy. Maar family records. By Rev. Charles Maar, A.M. Albany, 
N. Y., 1913. 13 p. 8« Price ^1.00. 

Marshall genealogy. Marshall family record with Haskell, Boutwell, Barrett, 
Wadsworth, White, Read, Maurice, Kingsbury, Holbrooke, Stevens, Carpenter, 
and allied families. By Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burnside Kingsbury. Keene, N. H., 
Press of Walter T. Nims, 1913. 103 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8^ Price $1.75 paper; 
$2.00 cloth. Address F. B. Kingsbury, Proctor, Vt. 

Merritt genealogy. New Merritt records. [By Douglas Merritt.] n.p. 1913. 

n.p. 8« 

The author gives a short siccount of the early English Merrits; Henry of Scituate, Ma«B.; 
Nicholas ut Sjalem; Philip of lioslou; William of New York; Thomas and Joiin of Kye, N. Y.; 
Westciiester County Merritt>; Isaac of Burlingion, N. J.; William of Cecil County, Md.; 
iSamuel of 8t. fauls, Md.; eaily American MerriLts; various Merritts. 1700-lbOO. 

Moir genealogy. Moir genealogy and collateral lines with historical notes. By 
Alexander L. Moir. [Lowell, Mass., Union Printing Company, c'1913.] 492 p. 
il. pi. por. 80 

Perry genealogy. The Perrys of Rhode Island and tales of Silver Creek ; the 
Bosworth-Bouru-Perry homestead. Revised and enlarged from a lecture before 
the Oudawa Chapter of the D. A. R. and their guests of the S. A. R., at the 
Public Library, Cambridge, N. Y., April 13, 1909. By Rev. Calbraith Bourn 
Perry, D.D. ; S. A. R. New York, Tobias Alexander Wright, 1913. 115 p. pi. 
por. 80 Price $3.00 cloth; $4.50 half leather. Address T. A. Wright, 150 
Bleecker St., New York. 

Richardson genealogy. Eleazer Richardson of Manchester and Bristol, Vt., 
and Ricliland, N. Y., and his descendants 1714-1913. With a brief account of 
his earliest ancestor in America, Amos Richardson of Boston, Mass. and Stoning- 
ton, Conn., together witli the line of descent from Amos to Eleazer. By Delos 
Andrew Richardson. Pulaski, N. Y., Pulaski Democrat Publishing Co., 1913. 
36 p. 8o 

Shedd ganealogy. Register of the Shedd Family Association, vol. 2. Special 
meeting, December 16, 1912, Boston, Mass. Frank Edson Shedd, secretary, 60 
Federal St., 1912. 31 p. 8" 

Stowell genealogy. Outline chart of the Stow^ell family. By Charles Henry 
Stowell, M.D. n.p. 1913. Chart. 

Tre(a)dwell genealogy. Descendants of Edward Tre(a)dwell, through his son 
John. By William A. Robbins. New York, 1911. 119 p. 4° 

"Underwood genealogy. The Underwood families of America. By Lucien 
Marcus Underwood. Edited by Howard J. Banker. Lancaster, Pa., The New 
Era Printing Company, 1913. Vols. 1 and 2. 404-400; 5+401-809 p. fcsm. pi. 
por. 80 



112 Eecent Books [Jan. 

BIOGRAnilCAL 

Bliss, Leonard Carpenter, memoir. Leonard Carpenter Bliss, 1834-1913. n. p. 
1913. [12 p.] fcsiui. pur. «^' 

Crittenden, John Jordan, memoir. Lilirary of Congress. Calendar of the papers 
of John Jordan Crittenden. I'rejnired from tlie original manuscripts in the 
Library of Congress, by C. N. Feanister. Wasliington, D. C, Government 
Printing Utlice, 1913. 335 p. 4o 

Moseley, Edward Augustus, biography. Tlie life work of Edward A. Moselcy 
lu tlie service of liumanity. IJy James Morgan. New Yorlt, The Macmillau 
Comi)any, 1913. G-|-378 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8^ 

Parr, Katharine, memoir. Two book bills of Katharine Parr. By F [ranees] 
Kose-Troiip. Lomlon, Kng.. Alexaniler Moring, Limited, 1911. 9 p. 6^' Re- 
printed from The Library, January, rjll. 

Thomas, Rev. Dr. Ihomaa E., biography. Letters of Thomas E. Thomas. 

Prinud itrivalely, 1913. lG8-f-L'-'J P- l»"i*- **" 

Harvard University, Class of 1863. Report of the secretary of tlie Class of 1803 
of IhuNurd College, June, 19u3 it) June. rJl3. No. H. Cambridge. The Univer- 
Bity Press, 1913. 170 p. pi. por. t* 

Schenectady, N. Y., Union College. History of the class graduated at Union 
College, Schenectady, N. Y., July 23, 18(>3, also a record of non-gradmites and 
an honor roll of those who served in the Union Army and Navy during the (^'ivil 
war. also reports of the 4uth and ')Ulh reunions. Union College, 19U3 and 1913. 
By Thomas Ikaley irearey. n. p. u.d. 92 p. fcsm. pi. por. ti" 

Yale College, class of 1893. Vicennial record of Yale '93 and an account of the 
Vicennial Kcuniou, June 17, 19l;J. Publi>hetl by Noah II. Swayne, 1.M, Class 
Secretary. Philadelphia, The International Printing Co., 1913. 147 p. il. pi. b® 

HISTORICAL 
(a) Gknkhai. 

Connecticut, history. State of Connecticut, register and manual. I'rcpared 
pursuant to Section 108 uf the General Statutes by The Secretary. Hartford, 
published by the State, 1913. Col p. map pi. 12« 

England, Emigrants from. Emigrants from England, 1773-177G. Boston, pub- 
lishcil l)y the .Nt-w Englaml Historic Genealogical Society, 1913. 20G p. 8° Re- 
printed from RkciISIKu, vols. 02, 03, 04, ami do. 

Litchfield County, Conn. Litchfield County Choral Union, 1900-1912, founded 
to honor the memory of Robblns lialtell. iiy J. H. Vaill. Norfolk, Conn., pub- 
lished under the auspices oi The Lilchlield County University Club, 1912. Vols. 
1 and 2. K)-f-2G7; 7-}-271 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8" 

Massachusetts Royal Commissions. Notes on the Massachusetts Royal Com- 
missions, l«»8l-1775. By Albert Matthews, Cambridge, John Wilson & Son, 
1913. 119 p. 8" Reprinted from the publications of The Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts, vol. 17. 

New Hampshire Congregational Churches. Minutes of the 104th annual meeting 
of the general conference of the Congrei^ational churches of New Hampshire 
held at Nashua, May 20, 21, 22. 1913 ; 112tli annual report of the New Hampshire 
Home Missionary Society. Vol. 9, no. 8. Concord, N. 11., Ira C. Evans Co., 
1913. 149 p. pi. 8*> 

Poweshiek County, Iowa, history. History of Poweshiek County, Iowa, a record 
of settlement, organization, progress, and achievement. Bv Prof. L[eonard] 
F[letcherJ Parker. Chicago, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911. Vols. 1 
and 2. 3y2 ; 759 p. fcsm. pi. por. 4^ 

Virginia State Library. Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 2. A list of the portraits and 
pieces of statuary in the Virginia State Li'jrary, with biographical notes. By 
Earl G. Swem. Richmond, Davis Bottom, superintendent of public printing, 
1913. p. 21-43, 80 



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(?)) Local 

Amesbnry, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Amesbury, Massachusetts to 
the end of the year 1849. Topsfield, Mass., published by The Topsfield Histori- 
cal Society, 1913. 600 p. 8« 

Belfast, Me., history. History of the city of Belfast in the state of Maine, 
vol. 2, 1875-1900. By Joseph Williamson and Alfred Johnson. Boston and 
New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. 344-696+[l] P- fcsm. il. map pi. 
por. 8« 

Berlin, Conn., history. The early history of Berlin, Connecticut, an historical 
, paper delivered before The Emma Hart V/illard Chapter, D. A. K., January 17, 
I 1913. By Emily S. Brandegee. 14 p. 8° 

Dover, N. H., history. Notable events in the history of Dover, New Hamp- 
shire from the first settlement in 1623 to 1865. By George Wadleigh. Dover, 
N. H., 1913. 334 p. pi. 8o 

Dunstable, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Dunstable, Massachusetts to 
the end of the year 1849. Salem, Mass., published by The Essex Institute, 1913. 

j 238 p. 80 

Exeter, co. Devon, Eng. , history. Kalendars and trade-gilds before the Eef- 
ormation. By Frances liose-Troup. n. p. 1912. 25 p. 8^ Reprinted from the 
Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, 
Literature, and Art, 1912,-44, p. 406-430. 

Hudson, N. H., history. History of Hudson, N. H., formerly a part of Dun- 

I stable, Mass., 1673-1733; Nottingham, Mass., 1733-1741; District of Notting- 

liam, 1741-1746; Nottingham West, N. H., 1746-1830; Hudson, N. H., 1830- 

i 1912. By Kimball Webster, edited by George Waldo Browne. Mancliester, 

' N. H., Granite State Publishing Co., 1913. 648 p. pi. por. 8« Price $3.50. 

Liverpool, Eng"., Emigrants from. List of emigrants to America from Liver- 
pool, 1697-1707. Boston, published by the New England Historic Genealogical 
'' Society, 1913. 55 p. 8° Reprinted from Register, vols. 64 and 65. 

Milton, Mass., history. Exercises at the 250th anniversary of the incorporation 
of the town of Milton, Mass. Compiled by the Committee in cliarge. Boston, 
Poole Printing Company [1913]. 46 p. 8° 

Kew Salem, Mass., Academy. History of New Salem Academy. By Eugene 
Bullard. 1913. 279 p. il. pi. por. 8^ Price $1.75; by mail $1.90. Address 
Edwin F. Stowell, New Salem, Mass. 

Newbury, Vt., history. 150th anniversary of the settlement of Newbury, Ver- 
mont. Old home week, August 11-16, 1912. Groton, Vt., The Groton Times 
Print, 1912. 49+6 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8^ 

Peterborough, N. H., history. Peterborough, N. H. in the American Revolu- 
tion. By Jonathan Smith. [Clinton, Mass., The W. J. Coulter Press] 1913. 
423 p. 80 

Eichfield, Ohio, history. Annals of the twentieth annual meeting of the Rich- 
field Reunion Association, held in the Phillip's Grove, West Richfield, Ohio, 
August 15, 1912. 24 p. pi. 12« 

lewksbury, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Tewksbury, Massachusetts 
to the end of the year 1849. Salem, Mass., publislied by The Essex Institute, 
1912. 246 p. 80 

Tyngsboro, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts 
to the end of the year 1849. Salem, Mass., published by The Essex Institute, 
1912. 119 p. 8« 

West Boylston, Mass., history. Dedication of the Beaman Memorial Public 
Library. West Boylston, Mass., 1912. 52 p. il. por. 8° 

West Gardiner, Me., vital records. Vital records of West Gardiner, Maine, to 
the year 1892. Gardiner, Me., The Reporter-Journal Press, 1913. 109 p. 8° 
Price $1.09. Address Henry S. Webster, Gardiner, Me. 



114 Recent Boohs [Jan.] 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

American Irish Historical Society. The journal of the American Irish His- 
torical Society, vol. 12. Edited by Edward Hamilton Daly. New York, N. Y., 
published by the Society, 1913. 342 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8° 

Historia. Vol. 4, no. 3. Oklahoma City, Okla., 1013. 8 p. 4° 

Lowell Historical Society. Contributions of the Lowell Historical Society, or- 
ganized, December 21, 18G8 ; incorporated, May 21, 11)02. Vol. 1, no. 3. Lowell, 
Mass., Butterfleld Printing Co., 1913. p. 343-48G, il. map pi. 8° 

Lynn Historical Society. The register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, 
Massachnsetts, nuuil)er IG, edited by the Committee on Publication. Lynn, 
Mass., Frank S. Whitten, printer, 1913. 120 p. pi. por. 8« 

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. National year-book, 

1913. riie National Society of the Sons of the .Vmerican Revolution. Con- 
taining list of general ofllcers and of national committees for 1913; national 
charter; constitution and by-laws; oftlcers of state societies and local chap- 
ters; proceedinus of Chicago Congress, May 19, and 20, 1913; records of mem- 
bers euroUed from May 1, l',>12, to April 30,' 1913. 320 p. por. 8^ 

New Hampshire State Teachers' Association. History. By [Isaac] Walker and 
[E. W.J iiullc-rlield. 1913. 14'J p. ft- 

Newport Historical Society. Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society.' No. 9. 

Newpiiil, U. 1., r.a3. 21 p. 8^^ 

Royal Society of Canada. Proceedings and tninsactlons of the Itoyal Society 
of Canada, od serie>, vol. G. Meeting of May 1912. Eur i<\xW by .lames Hope 
& Son, Ottawa; The Copi)-Clark Co., Limited, Toronto; Btrnard Quaritch, 
London, England, 1913. v. p. il. nuip pi. por. 4° 

Society of the Daughters of the American Ruvolution, Nebraska. History of the 
organization of the Nebraska Society Daughters of the American Kevolution, 
June 7, lM»4-.\pril 1, 1913. By .Mrs. Charles Oliver Norton with notes by Laura 
B. Pound, n.p. 1913. 6 p. 8« 

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Nebraska. Nebraska So- 
ciety Duiighturs oT llie .Vmi-rican Ucvoluiiun, ekvcuth annual address. By Mrs. 
Charles Oliver Norton. Lincoln, Nebr., October. 1912. 10 p. 8" 

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Samuel Ashley Chapter. 
C)ri;aMi/.cd February 15, 1897. [Li.^t of members.] Claremont, N. H., 1913- 

1914. n.p. 12" 

Society oi" the Mayflower Descendants, Ohio. Society of the Mayflower Descend- 
ants of the State of Ohio, organized 1898. n.p. 1913. 141 p. pi. 8» 

Socie'.y oi the Sons of the Revolution, New York. The birth of the Constitution, 
an address delivered by Ednunid Wetmore, general president before the Sons 
of tlic Kevolution in the state of New York, at Delmonico's, November 2.'), 1912. 
New York, 19 13. 2G p. b^ 

Wyoming Commemorative Association. Report of the proceedings of the Wyo- 
ming C oinmciuurative Association on the occasion of the 13."jth anniversary of 
tlie i)attle and ma:5iacre of Wyoming at ten o'clock A. M. July 3, 1913. n. p. n. d. 
30 p. il. 8o 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Loyalists. The legacy of the American Revolution to the British West Indies 
and Baiiamas, a chapter out of the history of the American Loyalists. By 
Wilbur tl. Siebert, A.M. Published by the Ohio State University, Columbus, 
1913. 50 p. 8^ 

Monongjhela, battle of. The hero of the Monongahela. historical sketch. By 
Monougaliela de Beaujeu, translated from the Erench by Rev. G. E. Hawes. 
Publislied for the dedication of the monument erected to the memory of Maj.- 
Gen. Edward Braddock, October 15, 1913. Edited by M. de Beaujeu &, Co. New 
York, William Post, 1913. 28 p. map pi. por. S^ 



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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



APRIL, 1914 



WILLIAM THEOPHILUS ROGERS MARVIN, A.M., L.H.D. 

By Mrs. Elizabeth Eliot Marvin Wood of New York City 

William Theophilus Rogers Marvin, a resident member of 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society from 1900 and a 
member of its Council for the years 1902-1904, died at his home at 
70 Perry Street, Brookline, Mass., after a long and painful illness, 
24 February 1913, at the age of eighty-one years. He was born in 
Boston, Mass., 30 December 1832, the son of Theophilus Rogers and 
Julia Ann Coleman (Coggeshall) Marvin. 

His paternal line in New England was derived from Reinold 
Marvin, one of the early settlers of Connecticut, who was born in 
the later years of the sixteenth century at Great Bentley, co. Essex, 
England, a son of Edward Marvin of that parish. This Reinold,^ 
who lived at Hartford, Farmington, Saybrook, and Lyme, Conn., 
died at the last-mentioned place in 16G2. His son, Reinold, ^ was of 
Lyme, Conn., was lieutenant and representative, married Sarah, 
daughter of George Clark, and died in 1676. Capt. PteinokF of 
Lyme, who was born in 1669 and died in 1737, was by his second 
wife, Martha, daughter of Thomas Waterman of Norwich, Conn., 
the father of Capt. Elisha'* of Lyme, who was born 8 March 1717/18, 
married, 17 May 1739, Catharine Mather, and died 31 December 
1801. Their son. Gen. Elihu^ of Norwich, who was born in Decem- 
ber 1752, married, 25 December 1780, Elizabeth, daughter of 1'he- 
ophilus Rogers, Jr., and died 13 September 1798. His youngest 
child and only son was Theophilus Rogers,^ who was born at Nor- 
wich 23 February 1796, married, 3 April 1832, Julia Ann Coleman 
Coggeshall of New Bedford, Mass., a descendant of President Jolm 
Coggeshall of the Colony of Rhode Island, and died at Brookline, 
Mass., 9 May 1882, his wife, who was born 3 April 1811, dying 30 
January 1882, only a little more than three months before her hus- 
band. Theophilus Rogers Marvin was the founder, in 1823, of what 
is now the oldest printing house in the city of P>ost()n, a ])ublic- 
spirited man, and at one time a member of the Massachusetts Gvn- 
eral Court. In 1859 Williams College conferred on him the honorary 
degree of Master of Arts. 

William Theophilus Rogers^ Marvin was educated in the public 
schools of Boston, his native city, attending the Adams School and 

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116 William Theophilus Rogers Mannn [April 

the Boston Latin School, whore he was graduated in 1850, winning 
the much prized FrankUn Medal. He was prepared for Yale College; 
but a visit to Williamsto^Mi at Commencement time brought him 
under the influence of that ''grand old man," Mark Hopkins, and he 
decided to enter Williams instead. While in college he became a 
member of the Sigma Phi fraternity, which he always loved and of 
which he was a devoted son, being ever ready to do anything in his 
power for any of its members. By the younger men of the frater- 
nity he was looked upon as an example of what a loyal member 
might be. He was graduated in the Class of 1854, and received 
from his ahna nmtcr the degree of Master of Arts in 1857. Seven 
years later, in 1864, he obtained a cliarter for the WilHams chapter 
of the Phi Beta Kappa, being himself one of the charter members. 
In 1909 the College conferred on him, for his literary attainments 
and *'his absolute loyalty to the college," the dt^gree of Doctor of 
the Humanities. From 1859 to 1912 he was absent from only two 
Commencements, a unique record. In all these years he made a 
practice of preserving i)rinted matter pertaining to the affairs of 
the College, and a short time before his death he sent to the College 
Librar>^ this collection of "Collegeana," in twelve bound volumes. 

Immediately after his graduation at Williams he entered the 
printing of lice of his father, and in 1S5() he was given an interest in 
the business, the name of the firm being changed to T. K. Marvin & 
Son. For fifty-s(»ven years Dr. Marvin was a printer, at first with 
his father, then alone, and later with Mr. Frederick C. Fairbanks 
a.s his partner. He took much pride in the books that he printed, 
and endeavored to make each one as nearly pcTfect as possible. 
When other printers were troubled with strikes, he laid the points 
at issu(» })ef()re his men, and averted any complications. The firm 
was originally established at 32 old Congress Street, but in later 
years was moved to 24, then to 42, and in 1870 to 131 Congress 
Street, where the business was carried on in a large and well-e(]uii)ped 
office until the j^lant was completely destroyed in the great Jioston 
fire of 1872. Then, after occuj)ying temporary quarters on Corn- 
hill, the firm was rehoused at 49 Federal Street, and was moved 
still later to 73 Federal Street, where it remained until after Dr. 
ISIarvin's death. The motto of the house, Sine Lahore Nihil, has 
well expressed its dominant spirit. 

At one time in his early manhood Dr. Marvin was much interested' 
in military affairs, and was a member of the New England Guards. 
Later he was a sergeant in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company. He joined also the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 
and was appointed quartermaster-sergeant on the staff of Col. Bur- 
bank, who was then in command of the First Regiment. In later 
years he took much pleasure in telling ''how we used to do things in 
those days." 

In 1857 Mr. Marvin became a Mason, joining Columbian Lodge 
of Boston. After reaching the grade of Master Mason he served 
his lodge in various officers, and was master in 1871-72. In 1883 he 
was elected secretary of Columbian Lodge, and continued to serve 
in that capacity until his death. In 1885-86 he was also senior 



1914] William Theophilus Rogers Marvin 117 

grand warden in the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. He edited 
and published various works on Masonic history and antiquities, 
among them a report on ^'The Arms of the Freemasons," pubUshed 
in the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts for 1880, 
his thorough knowledge of heraldry making him especially well- 
qualified for this task. 

Dr. Marvin's interest in antiquarian matters was pronounced. 
In the New England Historic Genealogical Society, in addition to 
his term of three years (1902-1904) as a member of the Council, he 
was in 1902 a member of the Committee on the Cabinet, in 1903 
and 1904 a member of the Committee on Epitaphs, in 1904 a member 
of the Committee on Collection of Records, and in 1903, 1904, and 
1905 a member of the Committee on Papers and Essays. He was 
a director in the Bunker Hill Monument Association, and was a 
life member of the Bostonian Society, serving for some time on the 
Council of the latter society and printing for many years its Puhli- 
cations. Knowing his keen interest in genealogical research, many 
of his friends would smile over his father's statement that he feared 
William had no head for genealogy. He was, in fact, an accurate 
genealogist, and a careful, critical printer of many genealogical 
works. He compiled the Marvin genealogy and pedigrees which 
appeared in Salisbury's ^'Family-Histories and Genealogies," he 
wrote ''The English Ancestry of Reinold and Matthew Marvin of 
Hartford, Ct., 1638," which was published in 1900, and, in conjunc- 
tion with Mr. George Franklin Marvin of New York, wrote the 
"Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin," which appeared 
in 1904. He also edited and printed "The Greene Family in Eng- 
land and America with Pedigrees," 1901. 

Numismatics claimed a large share of Dr. Marvin^s attention, 
and among numismatists he was well-known as the author of "The 
Medals of the Masonic Fraternity," 1880, a subject on which he 
continued to collect data until his death, and of other papers on this 
branch of knowledge. Although appearing merely as one of the 
editors of Betts's "American Colonial History Illustrated by Con- 
temporary Medals," he was in reality responsible for much of the 
information contained in this work. For nearly forty years he 
edited and published the American Journal of Numismatics. He 
was an active member of the Boston Numismatic Society, an honor- 
ary member of the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society 
of New York and of the American Numismatic Association, a corre- 
sponding member of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of 
Philadelphia, and, in recognition of his attainments in this field of 
antiquarian research, he was made a foreign associate of the Royal 
Numismatic Society of Belgium. 

From 1872 on Dr. Marvin resided in Brookline, and for twenty- 
two years (1875-1897) he was a member of the School Committee 
of that town, watching closely the development of the curriculum of 
the high school and insisting that thoroughness is the foundation 
of knowledge. He was also a member of the Brookline Thursday 
Club, being its president for two years. 

Those who believe that a person beyond seventy is unable to 



118 William Thcophihis Rogers Marvin [April 

take up a new line of original research must make an exception in 
the case of Dr. Marvin. During the last years of his life he became 
much interested in a document in the possession of the Bostonian 
Society, and known in English legal phraseology' as a ^'fine." It 
was written in the legal Latin of the reign of James II, abounded in 
legal abbreviations and other shortened forms, and had never been 
translated. He had seen the document years before, and had puz- 
zled out a few words, but had given the translation up as too great a 
task for a busy man. In the last vear of his life he attacked the 
problem again, and with infinite patience constructed an alphabet 
and worked out all but a few words. The translation was published 
in the Bostonian Society Publiaitions, vol. 10. 

For more than fifty years Dr. Marvin was a member of the Prot- 
estant Ej)isc()pal Church. He became closely identified with the 
Church of the ^Messiah in Boston, serving as vestryman and later as 
junior warden, and being often chosen as a delegate to the dioce.-^an 
convention. In the leafiet of that Church for 2 ^Niarch 1913, the 
rector. Rev. John ^IcGaw Foster, wrote: 

"The memory of Mr. Marvin's life is that of a Christian gontloman of 
the ok! school. With a miiul romarkabiy kern to keep abreast of the toi)ics 
wliich concern modern thought, his faith was the simple faith c^f his fathers 
— the Faith once for all delivered to the saints. . . . 

"None could know Mr. Marvin well witliout being imjyi'essed by the 
rij)eness of his scholarship imd the vigorous cultivation of his mental 
powers. . . ." 

Dr. Marvin married first, 17 .\pril 1S()1, Anne Maria Howe, who 
was born at Milford, N. H., 27 June 1837, daughter of Ceorgc and 
Judith May (Sawyer) Howe of Boston. She died suddenly in Boston 
9 July IS70, leaving three children: Florence, who now resides at 
Cambridge, Mass., the widow of (Jeorge HolTman Kmi)ree; Julia 
Rogers, who was married to Lieut. Charles Brooks Clark and is now 
deceased; and Theoj)hilus Rogers, now deceased. He married sec- 
ondly, at Brookline, 30 December 1874, his cousin, Mary Ritchie, 
who was born at New Bedford, Mass., 12 June 1845, daughter of 
Edward Samuel and Abby Russell (Pope) Ritchie of Brookline. 
By his second wife, who survived him, Dr. Marvin had three chil- 
dren: Elizabeth Eliot, now the wife of Howland Wood of New York 
City; John Reginold, who married Grace W. Field and resides at 
Evanston, 111.; and George Ritchie, who married Florence Ruth 
Dennis, resides in Boston, and is a member of the printing firm of 
which his father was for so many years the head. In his famify life 
Dr. Marvin was a most loving father, always interested in whatever 
concerned his children, especially in their literary work, and ever 
ready with advice or friendly criticism. 



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OLD BOSTON FAMILIES 

Number Three 
THE SAVAGE FAMILY 

By Lawrence Park, Esq., of Groton, Mass. 
[Concluded from page 32] 

36. Alexander Edwards^ Savage {Alexander,^ John,^ Thomas,^ 

Habijah,^ Thomas,'^ Thomas^), born at Bangor, Me., 5 Apr. 
1822, was a student at Bowdoin College, but was not gradu- 
ated there. In 1851 or 1852 he went to Quincy, 111., where he 
entered the real estate business with his brother, Charles 
Alexander (26, iv), and continued in this business until his 
death, which occurred at Quincy 28 Apr. 1873. 

He married at North Chelsea (now Revere), Mass., 12 Oct. 
1854, Elizabeth Shurtleff, born at Chelsea, Mass., 12 May 
1834, died at Revere 12 Jan. 1907, daughter of Benjamin and 
Cynthia (Bryant) of North Chelsea. 

Children, born at Quincy: 

i. George Shepard,^ b. 14 Sept. 1856; living at Quincy; m. at Quincy, 
16 Sept. 1886, Saidee Ione (Dimmock) Hurt. No children. 

ii. Lizzie Eugenie, b. 13 Apr. 1859; living unm. at Quincy. 

ill. Benjamin Shurtleff, b. 18 Sept. 1864; living unm. at Hermiston, 
Oreg. 

iv. Sarah Shurtleff, b. 23 Feb. 1868; m. at Quincy, 14 Oct. 1886, 
Charles Ellsworth Hoar, b. at Quincy 7 Feb. 1862, d. at Quincy 

1 Dec. 1893. Child: 1. Charles Benjamin, b. at Quincy 6 July 1887. 
V. Alexander Edwards, b. 5 Feb. 1871; d. unm. at Las Vegas, N. Mex., 

2 Jan. 1907. 

37. Samuel Hay^ Savage {William Henry, ^ Samuel,^ Samuel Phil- 

lips,'^ Arthur,^ Thomas ■^ Thomas^), was born at Barnstable, 
Mass., 8 Mar. 1827. His mother dying when he was less than 
two weeks old, he passed the first two years of his life with his 
grandfather Savage at Barnstable, and then, until his fourth 
year, he lived with his paternal aunt, Mrs. Lemuel Shaw 
(21, ix), in Boston. In 1832 he was taken to Tivoli-on-the- 
Hudson, N.Y., to live with his father and stepmother, and 
in the summer of 1833 accompanied his father to St. Louis, 
Mo., where he attended school. In June 1835 he returned to 
Tivoli, where he was placed in school, and he remained there 
until his father's death in 1839. He was then sent to Boston, 
to be under the care of Mrs. Shaw, and was soon placed in a 
Quaker school at Sandwich, Mass., kept by Paul Wing. He 
was a pupil at the English High School in Boston from 1840 
to 1843. After a few months passed in a store at Worcester, 
he travelled extensively in Central America, spending much 
time with his half-brother Henry in Guatemala. In 1848 he 
was at Tampico. About 1857 he returned to Boston, where 
for two years he was a merchant and lived with his uncle and 
aunt at 49 Mt. Vernon Street. In 1861 he was in the counting- 



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room of Elisha Atkins, a merchant at 26 India Wharf, where 
he continued until 1870. In 1860, after his marriage, he lived 
at BrookUne, Mass., in 1862 at 20 Bowdoin Street, Boston, 
and from 1863 to 1870 at 9 West Cedar Street. In 1870 he 
moved to 431 Beacon Street, and in 1887 to 521 Beacon Street, 
which was his home for the remainder of his life. In June 
1874, accompanied by his wiie and children, he went to 
Europe, returning to Boston in Nov. 1876. He died in Boston 
21 (X't. 1901, and is buried in the Goodspeed's Hill Cemetery, 
Barnstable.* 

He married in Boston, 24 Oct. 1860, Catherine Daven- 
port II AY WARD, born in Boston 26 Sept. 1S33, daughter of 
Joseph Henshaw and (^atherine (Davenport) of Boston and 
granddaughter of Dr. Lemuel Hayward, whose first wife waa 
Sarah Savage (12, xi). 

Children, born in Boston: 

Adki.aide 1Iay,» b. G S<»pt. isr)i ; tn. in Boston, 17 Nov. 1886, Francis 

Til V vvv U,.uir-^ h .it Si>t itn^fi, l.J Mjiss., 7 <^''* 1S')8, son of 

. . . I of Spn; 1 and irraii<l- 

b«>n of Samut'l liowlcw, founder and tirxt editor of the Spr, ' I 

He entered the U. S. Naval Academy at Ani -, 

Tid wa8 KTadiiatod with high 1 - in 1879. ^Si-vt i;d 

r \V«TO p \^-(<i lil tip" I* .\il {'..llr.T' -if f'.r..n- 

.1 \:\><'A 1 iiirn li ,iry 

of the Advisory Board of ihe U. S. Navy. In issH, wliile stationed 
at Norfolk, Va., he wn i eoiLstrurtor at the navy yard, 

.'i! 'I in 1*.H)1 became dm; . . • r, U. S. N., with the rank of 

I u-.'idmir.il Tn Vnv.l Uo a ^he otlitte of prr-iid.rit of thp 

li-rt Ki\ir " .; Co. > y, .Ma•^s., and. luly 1 . 

when the Company waa traasferrcd to the Fore River Shii)buildjng 
^" :, he I i to act art I He i.s a n " i 

«'i 'on li;uij'ji V •■uiinLssion. of Un- iu-»litution of .>:i\id 

Ar .f I^ondon, nn! TKi^t-pn-.sident of the S«Miety (A Naval 

Ar> :nd Marine i .i-«t8 of New York. lie belong.s to the 

Mttropohian Chib of New York aiid to tlie Metro|)ohtan Club of 
^' He hart ha<l for many years a 'T home al 

i >Tass., and his town hoiise is at 14S .»Lk. ibor •• -': .*>t., 

i . ::. * :.xiren, b. at Norfolk, Va.: 1. Tiwmaa ^ ,, . b. 
6 -Nov. 1888; d. at Nuremberg, Germanv, 14 Aug. 1910; a menjber 
of the CUiss of 1912, Harvard College 2. Catherine Hay, b. 23 Jan. 

liiNiiv, b. Feb. 1864; m. at !^» \"-: ^-le, Fla., 1 June 1899, Hei em 
Laurie Ai^ixandeh, b. at Y- . ; rk Co., 8. C, 18 June ls74, 
dau. of Dr. Laurence Spottiswood and Mary Lavonia (Adickes). 
Mr. Savage's early hfc, with the exception of two years (187^ 



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• The folio wi: of Mr. Savage appeared io the Boston Evening Transcript, 

a few days aficr i 

"The death on Monday of Mr. Samuel Hay Savage of Beacon Street removed 
another of our ' :' ' ' " :'.''■ '••. 

"Mr.Sava^- ...... .i ;...... ^: v^...; ;: ^ . ...^ — ; .,: .,.v(jk3 and inter- 
course with men of thought and action. Full of heart, life, sympathy, always rrady 
to speak a kind word and perform a kind act, he will be tenderly rememlxTcd by a 
large circle of friends. It was well said of him that he never did a thing that a true 
gentleman should not do. He was a Unitarian in his faith, and believed that the love 
of God would prepare for him and for all who tried to do their duty a home of peace 
and happiness beyond. 

"Born in Barn.stable, Mr. Savage delighted to return to the scenes of his chDdhood, 
and he had but just purchased a summer home there, and was engaged in preparing it 
for occupation another year, when death so suddenly but peacefully called his spirit 
from earth to the Father's house of many mansions.". 



1914] The Savage Family 121 

1876) spent at boarding school at Vevey, Switzerland, and in 
Brussels, Belgium, was passed in and about Boston, where he was 
graduated from the Latin School in 1877. Upon reaching man- 
hood he engaged in the coffee business, much of his time being spent 
in Mexico and South America. In 1898, while on a visit to South 
CaroUna, he became interested in the cultivation of cotton and 
other southern crops, invested money in several plantations near 
Camden in that state, and has since then been identified with that 
place, being one of the largest planters in the vicinity of Camden. 
Children, b. at Camden: 1. Ho-pe,^ b. 3 May 1900. 2. Catherine 
Davenport, b. 25 Oct. 1901; d. at Camden 1 June 1904. 3. Henry, 
b. 1 Aug. 1903. 4. Lawrence Alexander, b. 28 Oct. 1905. 5. Helen 
Alexander, b. 24 Aug. 1908. 6. Frances Adelaide, b. 20 Feb. 1913. 

38. John Richard^ Savage {John,^ William,^ Samuel Phillips^ 
Arthur,^ Thomas ^^ Thomas^), born in Philadelphia, Pa., 9 May 
1828, was baptized at St. Peter's Church in that city 9 July 
1828. He was a manufacturing chemist on Orthodox Street, 
Frankford, Philadelphia, the name of the firm at different 
times being Savage & Allen, Savage & Keyser, Savage, Keyser 
& Stovell, and Savage & Stovell. He had considerable artistic 
talent, which with training and study would undoubtedly 
have given him a prominent position as an artist. He died 
at his home on Orthodox Street, Frankford, after a short 
illness, 8 June 1900, and is buried beside his wife in Oxford 
Churchyard near Cheltenham, Pa. A portrait of Mr. Savage 
in the dress of an art student, painted in 1847 by Samuel B. 
Waugh of Philadelphia, is owned by Mr. Savage's son at 
Frankford. 

He married at St. John's Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, 
26 Dec. 1854, Sally Ann Keyser, born in Philadelphia 6 May 
1828, died at Frankford 12 Mar. 1886, daughter of Elhanan 
Winchester and Maria (Fox) of Philadelphia. 

Children, born at Frankford: 

i. Jeannette,8 b. 10 Aug. 1856; m. (1) at Frankford, 19 Oct. 1882, 
Rev. WilHam Henry Graff officiating, Robert Levick, b. in Phila- 
delphia 24 July 1843, d. at Frankford 30 Jan. 1893, son of Robert 
and Hannah (Jefferson) of Philadelphia, a member of the Society 
of Friends, and engaged in the wholesale boot and shoe business 
in Philadelphia; m. (2) at Frankford, 30 Apr. 1904, Robert Thomas 
MooRHOUSE, b. in Philadelphia 26 Sept. 1856, son of Robert Owens 
and Margaret (Kalbach) of Philadelphia. Mr. Moorhouse is a 
paper manufacturer at Bridesburg, Philadelphia, and is the father 
of three children by a previous marriage. Mrs. Moorhouse has 
had no children by either marriage. 

ii. Mahlon Levis, b. 7 Feb. 1860; m. at St. Mark's Church, Frankford, 
30 Apr. 1890, Rev. WilHam Henry Graff officiating, Maud Garsed, 
b. at Frankford 5 May 1861, dau. of Richard and Margaretta 
(Benton) of FranMord. Mr. Savage is employed in the U. S. 
arsenal at Bridesburg, Philadelphia, and resides at Franldord. 
He was, some years ago, much interested in cricket, and played on 
several amateur teams around Philadelphia. No children. 

iii. Kate Wallace, b. 22 Mar. 1864; d. unm. at Frankford 9 Dec. 1905. 

iv. John Richard, b. 17 Apr. 1869; m. at Underwood, Province of 
Ontario, Can., 7 June 1904, Elspeth Mona Murray, b. at Under- 
wood 25 Dec. 1877, dau. of Hugh and Katharine (Macdougall) of 
Underwood. Mr. Savage entered the University of Pennsylvania 
in 1884, and was graduated in 1889 with the degrees of B.S. and 



122 Old Boston Families [April 

C.E. WTiile at the University he was vice-president of his class. 
From 1889 to 1890 he was in the service of the Pennsylvania R. R. 
Co., and from 1890 to 1895 he was assistant engineer, U. S. Engineer 
Corps, and was stationed at Portland, Oreg. In 1895 he became 
engineer of the Seattle & Lake Washington Waterway Co., at 
Seattle, Wash., and from 1897 to 1901 was again in the employ of 
the Pennsylvania R. R. Co. In 1901 he entered the employ of the 
Lackawanna Steel Co. at Buffalo, N. Y., and in 1904 became and 
still is chief engineer of the Long Island R. R., with headquarters 
at Jamaica, L. I. He resides at Garden City, L. I. Children, b. 
at Garden City: 1. Virginia Murray,'^ b. 15 May 1906. 2. John 
RicJiard, b. 16 Aug. 1908. 3. Hugh Murray, b. 25 Dec. 1912. 

39. Joseph Wyndiiam^ Savage {Samuel Aldridge,^ Joseph,^ Samuel 
Phillips,* Arthur,^ Thomas,'^ Thomas^), born in New York City 
5 All?;. 1812, became in early life a ])roniinent Whig, and 
served in the state legislature, where he acquired a wide 
reputation as a public si)eaker. While a member of the 
legislature he delivered in the assembly a strong speech 
entitled '* The Tomb of Wasliington," in which he made a vigor- 
ous plea for th<^ ])urchase of Mount Vernon by the Government. 
He was a candidate for the nomination for governor of New 
York before the convention of 1853. In New York City he 
was successively ])resid('nt of a l)ank and of an insurance 
company and director in various financial institutions. He 
removed later to Rahway, N. J., where in 1881 he was elected 
mavor, served three terms, and died in ofhce at Rahway 17 
Dec. 1884. 

He married first, in New York City, 13 Sept. 1838, Caro- 
line F. Child, born in New York City 14 Sept. 1823, died 
there 21 June 1843, daughter of Francis and Mary of New York 
City; secondly, in New York City, IG Oct. 18G0, Sarah 
Frances Marie Pike, })orn in New York City 9 Mar. 1832, 
died at Rahway, N. J., 10 May 1871, daughter of Noah Thorp 
and Lavinia (Parcells) of New York City; and thirdly, at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 20 June 1872, Frances C. Parcells, 
who died at Richmond, Va., Apr. 1895. 

Children by first wife, born in New York City: 

i. Josephine Wixfred,*" b. 13 July 1840; d. at Rahway, N. J., 27 June 
1S75; ru. at Elizabeth, X. J., 5 Jan. 1861, her .stepmother's brother, 
Noah Webster Pike, b. in New York City 25 Nov. 1837. Chil- 
dren: 1. Susan Charlotte, b. 11 May 1862; m. in New York City, 
27 July 1887, Joseph Webber Savage {inde infra 39, iii). 2. Caro- 
line Frances, b. at Plainfield, N. J., 29 Nov. 1863; unm. 3. Noah 
Thorp, b. at Plainfield, N. J., 13 Aug. 1865; m. at Bainbridge, 
Decatur Co., Ga., 23 Apr. 1888, Anna Tonge Terrell, dau. of Robert 
Rains and Henrietta Mildred (Dutton) of Bainbridge; three 
children. 4. Joseph Savage, h. at Plainfield, N. J., 23 May 1870; m. 

ii. Caroline Frances, b. 20 Nov. 1842; d. in New York City; m. (1) 
at Washington, D. C, John Lamont McIlvaine; m. (2) Henry 
Clay McIlvaint:. Children bv first husband: I. Frances McClelland^ 

b. in New York City 28 May 1862; d. ; m. ; one 

child, now deceased. 2. Josephine, b. at Plainfield, N. J., 1864; 
m. twice; one child. 

Children by second wife, born at Rahway, N. J. : 

iii. Joseph Webber, lawyer, b. 12 Sept. 1861; m. in New York City, 
27 July 1887, Susan Charlotte Pike {vide supra, 39, i, 1). Child- 



1914] ' The Savage Family 123 

ren: 1. Beatrice A.,^ b. at Berkeley, Cal., 6 June 1891; d. there 29 
June 1891. 2. Josephine D., b. at Elizabeth, N. J., 14 July 1892. 
3. Joseph W. (twin), b. in New York City 27 Jan. 1895. 4. Richard 
H. (twin), b. 27 Jan. 1895. 

iv. Charlotte Elizabeth, b. 11 Dec. 1862; unm. 

V. Walter Pike, lawyer, b. 20 Sept. 1864; d. at Charlotte, N. C, 
22 Mar. 1907; m. at Hanover, N. J., Sept. 1885, Harriet E. 
Bruen, b. 1863, d. at Rahway, N. J., 17 Mar. 1912. Children: 
1. Walter,^ b. 5 July 1886; d. 18 Feb. 1890. 2. Gertrude May, b. 
7 Oct. 1888; d. at Rahway, N. J., 30 Mar. 1913; m. at Madison, 
N. J., 25 June 1912, Rev. Jacob Edgar Washabaugh, b. 6 June 
1886; one daughter, Gertrude Morris, b. 28 Mar. 1913. 

vi. Lavinia, b. 18 Mar. 1866; unm. 

vii. John McClelland, b. 29 Mar. 1868; unm. 

viii. Letitia Webber, b. 23 Feb. 1870; hving unm. at Plainfield. N. J. 

ix. Sarah Frances, b. 24 Apr. 1871; m. at Morristown, N. J., Ernest 
Mueller. 

40. George Washington^ Savage (Samuel Aldridge,^ Joseph,^ 
Samuel Phillips,^ Arthur,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), born at Butter- 
milk Falls (now Highland Falls), Cornwall, Orange Co., N. Y., 
26 July 1819, studied law in his early life, but soon abandoned 
the law for the fire insurance business. In 1848 he was elected 
secretary of the then newly organized Merchants Insurance 
Company, and in 1855 was elected president of the Jersey 
City Insurance Company. Later, upon the organization of 
the International Insurance Company, he was appointed its 
secretary, but soon resigned and founded the Star Fire In- 
surance Company, which took a high rank among the local 
institutions. Five years after his retirement from the Inter- 
national Insurance Company he accepted the presidency of 
the Star Fire Insurance Company, and continued in that 
office until the Company went out of existence after the Boston 
fire of 1872. Later he became president of the Columbia Fire 
Insurance Company, and retained that office until his retire- 
ment from the insurance business. He was one of the founders 
of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, and after being 
its vice-president was elected president in May 1871. In 
1856 he was a presidential elector from New Jersey, and cast 
one of the electoral votes of the state for James Buchanan. 
He also served during the Civil War as draft commissioner 
for Union Co., N. J. While president of the Jersey City In- 
surance Company he was appointed judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas for Union Co., N. J., and served in that capa- 
city for five years. In July 1885 he was appointed U. S. con- 
sul at Belfast, Ireland, where he remained for four years; and 
in 1893 he became consul at Dundee, Scotland, and died there, 
while in office as consul, 3 Jan. 1894. 

He married first, at Jersey City, N. J., 3 Aug. 1848, Mary 
E. Shaffer, born in New York City 27 Dec. 1819, died at 
Rahway, N. J., 14 Dec. 1858; and secondly, at Easton, Pa., 
21 Feb. 1860, Elizabeth Catharine Marbacher, l)orn at 
Easton 27 Dec. 1835, died at Carnoustie, Scotland, 13 Feb. 
1897, daughter of John and Maria Catherine (Raub) of 
Easton. 



124 Old Boston Families [April 

Children by first wife: 

i. George William,^ b. at Jersey City, X. J., 22 Sept. 1S49; d. at 
, Philadelphia, Pa., 18 Jan. 1913; m. (1) at Trenton, N. J., 30 May 
1871, Mary Holcombe Pickel, dau. of Baltes and Elizabeth Kase 
(Holcombe); m. (2) at Mount Holly, N. J., Leila M. Peck. 
Child by first wife: 1. Henry Holcombe,^ h. at Trenton, 22 Dec. 
1881; m., at Mount Holly, May Huntington Barriger, b. at Wash- 
ington, D. C, 14 Dec. 1879, dau. of Brig.-Gen. John Walker and 
Sarah Frances (Wright); one daughter, Susan May,^° b. at Mount 
Holly 11 Nov. 1911. 

ii. Joseph Walter, b. at Bergen, N. J., 29 June 1851; m. at Menominee, 
Wis., 27 May 1880, Adelia Blytiie Cooper, b. at CarroUton, Ky., 
27 ^lay 1854, dau. of William and Susan. Children: 1. Elizabeth 
Susaji,^ b. at Menominee 12 Feb. 1881. 2. Antia Josephine^ b. at 
Cedar Falls, Wis., 3 Oct. 1882. 3. Eugenia Letitia, b. at Cedar 
Falls 23 June 1885; m. 4 May 1907 Russell Fay Trimble of EUza- 
beth, N. J., b. at Ehzabeth 16 Feb. 1888; one child, Eugenie, b. 
at Elizabeth 30 Nov. 1910. 

ill. Edward Shaffer, b. 1 July 1854; m. at Rahway, N. J., 13 Nov. 
1878, MARGAiiET Thorn'al Freeman, b. at Railway 10 Jan. 1854, 
dau. of Jonathan and Mary (Thornal). Mr. Savage is a lawyer, 
with ollices in New York City, and resides at Rahway. Children: 
1. Hdcn,'* b. at Woodbridge, N. J., 4 Feb. 1881; m. at Rahway, 
10 Nov. 1904, Edward Kinne Cone, b. 19 Apr. 1867, son of Edward 
G. and Sarah Wakman (Kiime); three children. 2. Mary, b. at 
Woodbridge 18 Feb. R>87; d. at Perth Amboy, N. J., 15 July 1888. 

Children by second wife, born at Rahway, N. J.: 

iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. 27 May 1861; d. at Rahway 7 Aug. 1861. 

v. Samuel Phillips, b. 15 Feb. 1863; m. at Rahway, 16 May 1893, 
Jenny Cowan Liggett, b. at Covington, Ky., Oct. 1862, dau. of 
John Albert and Mary Boyd (Armstrong). Mr. Savage is a law- 
yer, with ofiices in New \ ork Citv and at Elizal)eth, N. J., and 
resides at Elizabeth. Child: 1. l:^amucl Phtllips,^ b. at Rahway 
7 Jan. 1895. 

vi. John Marbacher, b. 10 Dec. 1864; m. in New York City, 18 Jan. 
1913, Mary Harney. Mr. Savage was vice-consul at Belfast, 
Ireland, and at Dundee, Scotland, while his father was consul at 
those places, and on his father's death was appointed consul at 
Dundee, holding this position until Mar. 1897, when he returned 
to New York. 

41. William Henry^ Savage (Charles Tyler, ^ Joseph,^ Saynuel 
Phillips,* Arthur,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), born at Weston, Mass., 
22 Nov. 1831, was taken, when about three years of age, 
by his parents to Fayal in the Azores, where he remained 
until 1837 and attended a Portuguese school. He then lived 
for some years with his paternal grandmother at Salem, Mass. 
In 1845 he removed to Roxbury, Mass., and lived there with 
his parents until 1849, when he went to California and thence 
to Australia, returning to Massachusetts in 1855 and settling 
at Harvard, where he aided his father in the management of 
his farm. On 1 Aug. 1861 he enlisted as sergeant in the 
Fifteenth Regiment of ^lassachusetts Volunteers, was slightly 
wounded, 3 July 1863, in the Battle of Gettysburg, and on 
13 ^lay 1864 was discharged for disability. On recovering 
from his wounds he re-enlisted, 27 Feb. 1865, as sergeant in 
Co. C, First U. S. Artillery, and after the war was assigned 
to recruiting service. At the close of his term of enlistment, 



1914] The Savage Family 125 

27 Feb. 1868, he received an honorable discharge, and re- 
turned to his home at Harvard, where he pursued the occupa- 
tion of farmer until 1913, when he went to Uve with one of his 
sons at Lakeville, Mass. From 1879 to 1883 he was town clerk 
of Harvard. In 1881 he succeeded his father as a member 
of the Society of the Cincinnati, and in 1882 was commissioned 
a justice of the peace. He is in receipt of a pension on account 
of the wound which he received at Gettysburg. 

He married first, at Northfield, Mass., 25 Sept. 1856, his 
first cousin, Annie Wentworth Thacher, born at Biddeford, 
Me., 7 Aug. 1835, died at Harvard 15 July 1892, daughter of 
Henry Savage (14, ix, 5) and Elizabeth Haven (Wardrobe) 
of Concord and Portsmouth, N. H.; and secondly, at West- 
ford, Mass., 14 Sept. 1893, Martha Asenath (Wright) 
Fletcher,' born at Westford 5 Dec. 1835, daughter of Eph- 
raim and Asenath (Fletcher) of Westford, and widow of 
Sampson of Westford. 

Children by first wife, the first two born at Northfield, 
Mass., the others at Harvard, Mass. : 

i. Walter Irvine,^ b. 14 July 1857; d. at Harvard 2 Oct. 1857. 

ii. Frederick Schillow, b. 20 Nov. 1858; m. at Greenfield, Mass., 
26 Nov. 1879, Susan Jane Clark, b. at North Lawrence, N. Y., 
31 Aug. 1860, dau. of Thomas Bolster and Ehza Baker (Kingston). 
Children: 1. Ethel Matj,^ b. at Turners Falls, Montague, Mass., 
1 Feb. 1881 ; d. at Lancaster, Mass., 15 Feb. 1914; m. at Lancaster, 
28 Feb. 1901, John Calvin Lawrence Clark, a student at Harvard 
College, 1892-1897, for some years past town clerk of I^ancaster, 
b. at Harvard, Mass., 30 Nov. 1871, son of Calvin and Ann Maria 
(Lawrence) of Lancaster; two children. '2. William Henry, of 
Fitchburg, Mass., b. at Turner's Falls 15 July 1882; m. at Newport, 
N. H., 17 Apr. 1902, Inez Frances Dodge, b. at Lowell, Mass., 
30 May 1878, dau. of Samuel Worcester and Ida Emma (Hunter); 
no children. 3. Frederick Schillow, of Fitchburg, Mass., b. at 
Turner's Falls 8 Oct. 1884; m. at Falmouth, Mass., 3 Aug. 1907, 
Ahce Wood Hodgkins, b. at Worcester, Mass., 5 Aug. 1883, dau. 
of Lewis and Rachel M. (Sherburne); no children. 4. Walter 
Wentworth, b. at Harvard 13 Dec. 1887; d. there 2 Aug. 1889 
5. Louis Kingston, b. at Harvard 31 Mar. 1890; unm. 6. Edwin 
Wadsworth, h. at Harvard 27 Apr. 1893; unm. 7. Harold Clark 
(twin), b. at Harvard 30 Dec. 1899; d. there 12 Apr. 1900. 8. 
Hazel Jeanette (twin), b. at Harvard 30 Dec. 1899; d. there 10 Apr. 
1900. 

iii. Elizabeth Thacher, b. 4 Feb. 1861; m. at Harvard, 16 Apr. 1888, 
Clarence Whitman Green, b. at Harvard 18 Feb. 1800, d. at 
Hingham, Mass., 19 Mar. 1914, son of Simeon and Susan Elizabeth 
(Wetherbee). Child: 1. Guy Wentworth, h. at Harvard 5 Sept. 1891. 

iv. Charles Tyler, of Leominster, Mass., b. 25 Sept. 1865; m. at 
Leominster, 24 Mar. 1887, Jennie Adella Green, b. at Lunen- 
burg, Mass., 19 Feb. 1865, dau. of Charles and Mary Maria (Divoll). 
Children, b. at Leominster: 1. Beatrice Leigh,'' b. 22 Mar. 1888. 
2.'Ruth Wentworth, b. 28 Feb. 1893. 3. Elizabeth, b. 27 Apr. 1897. 

V. Paul Roberts, b. 6 Dec. 1868; d. at Harvard 9 Dec. 1868. 

vi. Parker Thacher, b. 20 Feb. 1870; d. at Harvard 4 Sept. 1870. 

vii. Joseph, of Lakeville, Mass., b. 20 Nov. 1871; m. at Clinton, Mass., 
24 Sept. 1891, Minnie Frances Leary, b. at Glen's Falls, N. Y., 
14 June 1870, dau. of CorneUus and Katrine (McCarthy). Child- 
ren, b. at Harvard: 1. Richard Henry, ^ 1). 19 Jan. 1893. 2. Orrin 
Thacher, b. 15 Apr. 1895. 3. William Alden, b. 11 Dec. 1897. 

viii. Lucy Thacher, b. 28 June 1873; unm. 



126 Old Boston Families [April 

ix. Annie Wentworth, b. 28 Sept. 1874; d. at Harvard 15 June 1875. 

X. Helen Otis, b. 24 Oct. 1877; m. at Hudson, Mass., 18 Dec. 1901, 
Herbert Warren Jennison, b. at Hudson 19 Jan. 1877, son of 
Leander Warren and Clara Ella (DivoU). In 1898 he enlisted as 
bandsman in the Fifth Massachusetts Regiment, in the service of 
the United States, and served in the Spanish-American War. He 
then re-enlisted for twenty-two months as bandsman in the Forty- 
Third Regiment, U. S. Volunteers, and went around the world. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jennison live at Hudson. Children, b. at Hudson: 
1. Annie Savage, b. 2 May 1907. 2. David Warren, b. 25 Sept. 1911. 

42. Henry^ Savage {Samuel Phillips,^ Joseph,^ Samuel Phillips* 
Arthur,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), born at Salem, Mass., 20 Oct. 
1838, received his education in the public schools of Boston, 
and was in early life engaged in the wholesale coal business 
in Boston, at first on his own account, but later as a salesman 
for other firms. He was a genial, keen-minded man, whose 
life was quiet and uneventful. He died at Maplewood, 
Maiden, Mass., 3 Aug. 1881. 

He married at Chelsea, Mass., 11 June 1865, Rev. A. H. 
Plumb officiating, Emma Hannah Low Knox, born at Salem, 
Mass., 10 Mar. 1845, died at Chelsea 25 Mar. 1875, daughter 
of Benjamin Hall and Sarah L3'ons (Wood) of Salem. 

Children, born at Chelsea: 

i. Ge JUGE He.nry,' d. at Chelsea 17 July 1SG6. 

ii. George Huhbard, b. 2(5 June 1SG7; m. at Lynnfield Centre, Mass., 
28 Nov. 1893, Annie Willett Burbank, b. at Montvale, Woburn, 
Mass., 7 June 1861, dau. of Daniel anc' Frances Virginia (Davis). 
He prepared fur college at the Chelsc^a High School and in 1887 
entered Harvard University, from which he received the degree of 
A.B. in 1891. From 1891 until 189G he was engaged in teaching. 
From 189G to 1903 he was employed in e(]ui|)ping and operating a 
chemical laboratory for the New York lii.sulating Wire Co. at 
Wallingford, Conn., c.stabli.shed for the investigation of problems 
in the manufacture of rubber insulation. Hi.s health having become 
impaired through overwork, two years were passed in its recovery; 
and in 1905 he removed to Worcester, Mass., where he planned ana 
equipped a laboratory at the Electrical Cable Works of the American 
Steel and Wire Co. He still resides at Worcester, where he pursues 
his profession as an industrial chemist. No children. 

iii. Emily Knox, b. 15 Apr. 1872; m. in Boston, 28 June 1899, Harrt 
PiNKNEY Lynch, b. at Hoboken, N. J., 15 Dec. 1870, son of Hector 
Pierre and Elizabeth (Kirby). Mr. and Mrs. Lynch reside in 
Boston. No children. 

Additions and Corrections 

Vol. 67, p. 201, hne 2, for 1643 read 1634. 

Vol. 67, p. 202, hne 23, Perez Savage (1, vii) was a captive at Mequinez as early 
as 15 Oct. 1692. 

Vol. 67, p. 210, line 44, Thomas Savage (6) was a deputy sheriff for Suffolk 
County in 1719. • 

Vol. 67, p. 211, line 38, for 1783 read 1763; for had issue read no issue. 

Vol. 67, p. 321, line 5, for survived her husband read d. at "Old House," Gran- 
ville Co., S. C, 1833. 

Vol. 67, p. 325, hne 35, for bapt. read b. 

Vol. 68, p. 20, line 45, after Poughkeepsie insert 1823. 

Vol. 68, p. 31, line 47, for Salem read Beverly. 

Vol. 68, p. 32, hnes 29-30, for rebel emperor, T'ien Wang, read commander in 
chief of the rebel army, Chung Wang. 



1914] Town Records of Gosport, N. H. 127 



THE TOWN RECORDS OF GOSPORT, N. H. 

Communicated by Joseph Weatherhead Warren, M.D., of Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

[Concluded from page 46] 

[171] 
Lemuel L Caswell of Gosport and Lydia L Feltch of Seabrook N H 
Were Married in Kittery Me March the 14 A D 1856 
Childrean of the Same 

Herbert F Caswell Born December 23 1856 * 

[172] 

Childrean of William R Randall and Mary Randall 
Josiah Randall Born September the 2 A D 1835 
James Randall Born August 2 A D 1837 
Mary H Randall Born March the 23 1839 
Judson B Randall f Born February the 9 A D 1841 
Richard Randall Born February the 5 A D 1843 
Sarah H Randall Born October the 27 A D 1846 
Mary E Randall Born September the 22 A D 1849 
William M. Randall Born July the 12 A D 1851 
Richard Randall Died February the 19 A D 1843 Aged 2 Weeks 
Mary E [sic] Randall Died December the 23 A D 1840 Aged one 
year and 8 Mounths 

[177] 

[Various receipts entered by Richard L. Randall, Town Clerk: 

From Lemuel L. Caswell for $40.00 paid by John Caswell for a 
'Hwo years old Heifer," 23 Mar. 1857. 

From John Caswell, 6 June 1857, for '^ $45,000'' from John B. 
Downs for '^one Heifer two years Old.'' 

From L. B. Caswell, 17 Feb. 1857, for $56.25 from Jacob Walden 
for "I part of Mackerel Seine J of one large Dory for Said Seine 
With Oars dip nets Rope & grabble."] 

[179] 

[Record of a receipt, dated Gosport, 20 June 1848, for the sale of 
^'one Whale Boat 19 feet Keel" to Richard Randall by Samuel 
Berry, James Tucker, and Robert W. Varrell. Witnesses: Daniel 
Haley and Samuel Robinson.] 

[Entry, dated Gosport, 29 Oct. 1857, by Richard L. Randall, 
Town Clerk, of a receipt for $80.00, dated Portsmouth, 24 Oct. 1857, 
to Jacob Walden from Andrew J. Caswell, for ^'1 Whale Boat 20 
feet long With Sails oars & masts named the lone Star." ''Witness 
Ogigen [sic] S Caswell"] 

[180] 

[Record by Richard L. Randall, Town Clerk, 31 Oct. 1857, of 
a mortgage given by Lemuel B. Caswell of Gosport to Jacob Walden 
of Portsmouth. Consideration, $800. The property consisted of 
various goods and chattels (thirty-three beds, etc.) ''now in the 
Hotel Called the Atlantic House occupied by me at Gosport. "] 

* 6 seems to be written over 7. 

t The owner of this name assures me that it should be Judson P[ierco|. 



128 Tou-n Records of Gosport, X. II. [April 

[1S2] 

1858 Rev. Gcorpc Beebe. To^^'n Clerk. [Thoso words apparently 
mean that the entries from this point to pa^e 100 were made by 
Rev. George Heebe, in part as a sort of journal.] 

At a regular town meeting held March 1)^*' [1858] the following 
persons were chosen Town Officers — 

W"^ II. Caswell ) John W. Rendall Colector 

Ira (J. Rendall <fe r Selectmen George Beebe Clerk 

Joseph Caswill ) 

Voted to raise, by tax. $00.0(1 to defray School and other expenses 
of the town. Adjourned. Geo Beebe Clerk 
Mr James Haley and M" Huldie M. Downs,* both of this place were 

duly married on May 17 [?18] 1858 by Rev. Cieo Beebe. 

[1S31 

About 2(XX) \'isitors (hiring tlie Season of 1858 

A U.S. Surveying Steamer enlivened our Ilarljor by her prolonged 
presence and Ikt soundine*-' wrre evid(»ntlv mrifje with rnrr and coiu- 
plet4»ne.^s. 
The Wife «»f Mr .1. W . Rc^nd.dl di(*<l while aw.iy in Rve. Constiiup- 

tion was the Ca»isr 

Several of our young men tried to better their Circumstances by 
ongjii^ing elsewhere in fishing; but finaly concludcjl tint they could 
do about as well at home .and no returned 

(1SI| 

There was mucli ne<'<lless disturbance in the place in con.sequence 
of the illegal tluuigh not immoral slapping of one of the scholars in 
our Sununer School, by the Mi->i(jnary. The disturbance was 
amicably Settled. 

Miss Sarah 10 Gunnison, of Kitten^', Me., was employed during 
three months as Teacher of the Summer School here, at a Salary of 
$8.00 per mouth and board. She was, as usual, liked by some and 
disliked by others. 

M' Oliver J. Shaw of Utica, N. Y. presented our Sabbath School 
with a very 

[185] _ 

acceptable Library containing 100 Vols., and for which lie has our 
hearty thanks and many wellwishes. 

Several (ienth>mcn visiting the Shoals and frienrily to the mission 
enterprise here, ( 'haritably Contributed toward its sustenance. May 
the blessing of Him who said "It is more blessed to give than to 
receive" att^^nd tlu^m. 

An interesting Religious Awakening occured here during the 
Spring and Summer in which a Con.siderable number of the inhabi- 
tants participated; witnessing a good profession and e^^ncing a 
lively faith. liut Shall its results be like the Morning dew? 

[186] 

Conscious of the value of Education, Pastoral Care, and Medical 
Assistance, the people now, more tlian formerly, Contribute liberaly 

•The widow of Robert M. Downs {see pp. 226, 446, of the original records). 



1914] Town Records of Gosport, N. H, 129 

toward Securing them. But in consequence of the Smalness of their 
number and limited means they are still dependent on the assistence 
of the Society for Propagating the Gospel and other friends in Ports- 
mouth for the principal amount required to sustain these interests 

In Consequence of an improvement in fishing-tackle a great many 
more fish are now taken in Winter than formerly. 

[187] 

Nearly all the Families in the place either take, or have access to, 
a weekly Newspaper. This fact, together with a Considerable Cor- 
respondence, especially in Summer, makes it proper to favor the 
place with a postal Convenience. 

The Soil of the Islands is gradualy lessening: which fact sujests, 
that future generations will yet be Compelled to bury their dead in 
the Sea or secure burial on the mainland. 

1859. 

At a legal town meeting held March 8*^^ 1859, the following per- 
sons were chosen as town officers for the ensuing year — 
1st \\r H Caswell, Moderator of the Meeting 

[188] 

1859 - 2^d John W. Rendall, Representative 

3^ L. Lafayette Caswell, Collector 

4*^^ J. W. Rendall & John C Rendall School Committee — 

5^^^ WH Caswell ) 
, Lem' B Caswell > Selectmen 
James Haley ) 

6*^ George Beebe, Clerk 

At this meeting a disposition was generaly manifested to do town 
buisness legaly. Especialy was this the Case in regard to taxation. 
Accordingly a young man of considerable buisness energy was made 
Collector and who has given bonds to the amount of $100.00 as an 
assurance of his determination to fully discharge the duties of that 
office 

As usual the Democracy prevailed in the contest for State and 
County 

[189] 
1859 & 1856 - officers. By this however is not to be infered that the 
democrats here are in favor of Slavery. No. There is not a man 
on the Shoals, of whatever party, but would help to free the suffering 
Slave of the South and be glad to see him a Selfreliant, inteligent 
and God-honoring fellow^ creature. 

Richard L Randall and family has moved away from here and now 
resides in Portsmouth, N. H. 

Retrospectively — 1856 
The Rev Daniel Austin of Portsmouth, N. H., very benevolently 
provided us with a beautiful Medicine Chest well filled; and also 
made provision for its annual replenishment. The accompanying 
Deed is contained in a small drawer in the side of the Chest. In the 
hands of the present Missionary it will be very servicable to us. 
May the good it shall be the means of doing be accredi[ted] to the 



130 Town Records of Gosport, N. H. [April 

Donor in the Great Account. [Just above this record there appears 
in another hand the folloA\ing: "This medicine chest "svas lost — <fe 
there Avas no chest here for about 10 years Through the efTorts of 
O. L. Fris])ee & A. P. Preston a new one was made & brought to the 
Island Dec 1 — 1885."] 

[190] 

1859. We have made out to Sustain a Town School during five 
months of the Summer and Fall. It is a hea\y burden for so few to 
bear, whose means are so limited. A growing interest in education 
encouraged us to bear it. Indeed we can do but little more for our 
children than to give them the l)enefit of a good Conunon School. 

Several Missionaries here have broken down under the labors of 
the Day School and the Pastorate. Iji this ver\' bleak Situation, 
especialy in A\'inter. and subject to the irritation to the Lungs which 
the incessant breathing of Salt air induces, it is no wonder that their 
Lungs and vocal organs fail them. 

The Parque Henrietta, owen«Ml in Portland. Me., wius driven 
ashore, on Hog Island, during a Snow Storm- No lives lost- She 
was afterward burned to get the iron and copper out of the hull.* 

Prof. Oliver J Shaw of I'tica X. V., presented the Missionary with 
a beautiful Mel ' /, to be used in the church. Its sweet notes are 
a treat to manv and an attraction to others to attend service 

A Slonn seen at the Shttals is one of the grandest Scenes? to be beheld 
on Earth. 

(1011 

1859. At a considerable ex|KMise the Inhabitants of these Isles have 
put up a beautiful Vane on our Chapel May their own hearts yield 
to the brciithings of the Divine Spirit as that vane does to the winds. 

[192-193] 
[Entr>' of a note and mortgage at Closiwrt, 1 Oct. 18G0, but without 
signatures and others details. The not<» is given by Joseph Rendall 
of Ciosport to Parker, Adams & Co., lumlxT menhant.s in Ports- 
mouth. The consideration, SI 14.72, is money due for luml)er used 
in building a house descril)ed in the copy of the mortgage as "a 
certain dwelling house built by me the present year at said Gosport 
on a lot of land l)ounded northerly by land said to belong to John C 
Kendall — Easterly by land .said to belong to William Robin.son — 
Southerly and westerly by land belonging to the town of Gosjxjrt 
it being the sam dwelling house occupied by me as my family resi- 
dence - Also all my right tittle and interest in the lot of land bounded 
and described as afore^d on which said house is situated."] 

[191-195] 

[George Beebe, To\A'n Clerk, notes the receipt and record, 24 Nov. 
1860, of a mortgage of personal pro|>erty, of same date, from Lemuel 
B. Caswell of Gosport to Xathan F. Mathes and John O. Varrell, of 
the firm of Mathes & Varrell. Consideration, SIOOO. The property 
mortgaged is the outfit of the Atlantic House, which is o^^'ned and 
occupied by Caswell.] 

• According to the Portsmouth Journal she came ashore in the aft^^rnoon of 30 
Dec. 1850. She struck on the point between Babb's Cove and Diamond Cove. 



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131 



[196] 

Lawrence Randall child of James A & Abby A Randall was born on 

Star Island on 17^^ April 1861 

[An entry with pencil by J. E. S. Pray records a visit, 27 Aug» 
1869, of a 'Tarty from Exeter N. H. consisting of W"^ N Hobbs & 
wife, J E S Pray & wife, Mary E Brackett A. H. Cram Henry Cram 
stopped at 0. S. Caswells and had a glorious time,'^] 

[197] 

[Record, 26 Aug. 1861, by Geo. Beebe, Clerk, of a mortgage made 
24 Aug. by Elvin Newton of Gosport to Barker, Adams & Co. of 
Portsmouth. Consideration, $250. The mortgage covers shingles, 
boards, house-frame, etc. Across the face of this is entered, 20 Nov. 
1863, by Origen S. Caswell, Town Clerk, the discharge given by 
Adams & Co. Joseph E. Adams and A. A. Randall are entered as 
witnesses.] 

[199] 

According to Act for the Enrolment of the Militia the following 
persons constitute the militia force of this town. [No date] 



Age Remarks 

E. H. Downs — 24 

Oliver Downs — 20 

John B. Downs — 45. Asmatic 

John H. Robinson — 26 

Wm Downs — 36. Cripple 

Joseph Rendall — 28 

John C. Rendall — 40. lame 

Jacob Rendall — 20 

James Haley — • 28 

Elvin Newton — 26 

Wn. Brennin. 30 foreigner 

Moses Marden. — 

Moses Garland — 30 

Josiaah Rendall — 27 



Orin Caswell — 19. Debility 

Lorenzo D Berry 20 

Edwin Berry 18 

Harrison Berry 22 

Wn Berry 32 

James Rendall 25 

O. S. Caswell 23 

L B Caswell 40 

L L Caswell 38 

John Caswell 40 

A Perry Caswell 21 

D. Haley. 40 

Sam'l H. Robinson 27 

Dana Clark 29 



Wm H Caswell. 43. phthysical Geo Beebe 

[200] 



34 



1862 At a legal Town Meeting duly called to order on March. 11. 
'62 W" H. Caswell was elected moderator. The Republican State & 
County officers were elected by eleven majority. N. F. Berry was 
elected Representative over James Stearns * by eight majority. 
Elvin Newton and Ephraim M. Downs were unanimously elected 
Selectmen and Asessors. Nathaniel F. Berry was elected Collector. 
Voted unanimously to raise $200.00 for seven months Schooling and 
to pay state and County taxes. Voted that Mr Beebe retain for 
himself the money collected in church on the Sabbath. Voted that 
the 10^*^ Sect. 125^^ Chap Revised Statutes be and hereby is adopted 
as one of the by laws of this town. Elvin Newton was elected School 

* This name does not appear elsewhere in these records. Stearns was a mason 
and a person of some force. He came to the Shoals from Portsmouth about 1860 
and is said to have remained in Gosport six or eight years. 

VOL. LXVIII. 9 



132 



Town Records of Gosport, X. H. 



[April 



Committee. Officers elect qualified. Adjourned. George Beebe 
Town Clerk - 

At a legal town meeting held April 8*^ '62 Elvin Newton was 
elected moderator. Wni Robinson was elected 3*^ Selectman. Voted 
to expend any surplus money in repairing the School House. Officers 
elect quaUfied. Adjourned 

Geo Beebe Town Clerk 

[201] 

(L. S.) To Elvin Xewton & other inha])itants of the To^^'n of 
Gos])ort legally qualified to vote greeting 15y virtue of the authority 
invested in me by the laws of this State I hereby warh you of and 
call you to A Town meeting to be held in this Town on the 11 day of 
March next at the School house in this j)lace at 10 oclock forenoon 
to act on the following subjects viz — 1. Choose a Moderator 2 
Klect Town offisers 3 device means for raising State County & 
School Taxes. 4 Elect A reprasentative to General Court. 5 Re- 
solved that the 10 Section of the 12') chapter of the comi)iKHl in these 
words. Any l^owling alley Situated within 25 rods of any dwelling 
house Store Shop School Iloust' or j)lace of public worship shall be 
t:iken Sz deemed to Ix' a public nuisance G transact all other busi- 
n ss that may Come Ix-fore the Meeting. Given under my Hands 
& Seal this 21 Feb 18G2 

N. F. Berry Justice Peace 

A tnie Copy March 12 18G2 received and recordi'd according to 
the original. 





attest George Beelje 


Town 


Clerk 






[202] 










[Tax 


Lists of 1 


802] 






Names 


Polls 


I^md and 


1 stoi'k in 


Total 


reduced 






Buildings 


• trade 


Value 


value 


L. R. Cai^wcU 


1 


$i:;75 


55 00 


$ns() 00 t 3i*20 


N. F. Horry 


1 


NK) 


212 


i;;.i3: 


1*200 


JdIiii C';is\voll 


1 


8oO 


1151.00 


IMHK) 


ii.i;<) 


Jo iah liuiuial 


1 




150 


1 :.() 


:;i5 


Ori^^in S. Caswell 


1 


20 


135 


155 


370 


A. J. Caswell 




25 


135 


PU) 


113 


J A Randall 


1 


450 


135 


5S5 


055 


8. H. KohinsoQ 


1 


150 


05 


215 


3«r2 


Daiiiol Haley 


1 


350 


3(X) 


050 


077 


C. Johnson 




250 


250 


500 


300 


"NVm Bronin 




^no 




800 


tiOO 


W'l" S. Randall 




It^JO 


150 


1800t 


1278 


Win H Caswell 


1 


700 


2000 


2700 


2156 


J. C. Randall 


1 


220 




220 


;>'.)0 


Jacob Randall 




220 




220 


107 


Joseph Randall 


1 


250 




250 


420 


Wf" Robinson 


1 


700 


50 00 


800 t 


805 


J. B. Down.i 


1 


825 


85.00 


000 t 


940 



•Between this column and the column headed "stock in trade" there are in the 
original records three columns, which are headed respectively "Money on hand or at 
interest," "Cows," and "Value." As these columns are blank except for entries 
against seven names, they have been omitted in the printed copy, but the entries in 
the omitted columns against the seven names have been indicated in footnotes. 

t Including one cow valued at $50. 

t Including money on hand or at interest, $301, and one cow valued at $50. 



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133 



Names 

\Vm C. Berry 
J H Robinson 

Miss Judith Berry- 
George R Bebee 
I Moses C. Garland 
! Harrison Berry 
jE H Downs 
|AP Caswell 
L L Caswell 
James Haley 
R. G. Haley 
Elvin Newton 



)ll8 


Land and 


stock in 


Total 


reduced 




Buildings 


trade 


Value 


value 






135 


135 


335 


M.B 


350 


135 


485 
146* 


549 
104 








50 1 


275 










240 










240 










240 










240 










240 




$50 




50.00 


275 


— 


500 


415 


915 


615 


1 


400 




400 


524 



19846 



The foregoing is an invoice of all the Polls & ratable estates of the 
inhabitants of the Town of Gosport in the County of Rockingham 
& State of N. H. Taken April 1. 1862 

June 30 1862 Georg Beebe Clerk 

[203] 

[Distribution of the Ratable Estates for Taxation] 

Elvin Newton ) Select men 
Ephraim H Downs ) & assessors 



Names 


State County 


School 


L. B. Caswell 


570 570 


2280 3420 


N. F. Berry 


201 201 


804 1206 


John Caswell 


276 276 


1117 1669 


Josiah Randal 


57 57 


231 345 


Origin S Caswell 


61 61 


248 370 


A J Caswell 


19 19 


75 113 


J A RandaU 


109 109 


437 655 


S H Robinson 


65 65 


262 392 


Daniel Haley 


113 113 


451 677 


C Johnson 


60 60 


240 360 


Wm Brenin 


100 100 


400 600 


Wm S. Randall 


213 213 


852 1278 


Wm H CasweU 


359 359 


1438 2156 


J. C. Randall 


66 66 


264 396 


Jacob Randall 


30 30 


107 167 


Joseph Randall 


70 70 


280 420 


VVm Robinson 


134 134 


537 805 


J B Downs 


158 158 


624 940 


Wm C Berry 


56 56 


227 335 [sic\ 


J H Robinson 


91 91 


367 549 


Miss Judith Berry 


17 17 


70 104 


Geo R Bebee 


46 46 


104 276 


Moses C Garland 


40 40 


160 240 


Harrison Berry 


40 40 


160 240 


E H Downs 


40 40 


160 240 


A P Caswell 


40 40 


160 240 


L L Caswell 


40 40 


160 240 


James Haley 


46 46 


104 275 [sic] 


R G Haley 


108 108 


434 650 


E Newton 


125 125 


275 525 

19846 


June 30 1862 


j Elvin Newton 


} Selectmen 


Georee Beebe C 


Jlerk 1 Ephraim H Downs f & Assessors 



•Consisting solely of money on hand or at interest. 
t Consisting solely of one cow valued at $50. 



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Town Records of Gosport, N. H, 
[210] 



[April 



In this To\v7i May 28. 1848 Mr William Raiulall and Miss Louisa B. 
Caswell were united in marriage by Rev Abraham Flumer 

[211] 

In and of this place Mr. Daniel Ilaloy and Miss Eliza A. Randall 
were joined in marriage by Rev L D. Blodgett Oct 17. 1848 
Childrean of the Same 

Ellen A Ilalev Born March the 18 A D 1849 
Malinda Ilalev Born August the 28 A D 1851 
Josiah Haley liorn March the 18 A D 18r)3 
Emma A Ilalev Born December the 13 A D 1854 
Walter Haley i3orn October 8 A D 1856 

[213] 

In this town August 7^^' 1851 Mr Alfred M^Kenzie of Danvers and Miss 

Mary Ann Lamson of Topsfield, Mass. were joined in nuirriage by 

Oliver D. Eastmim Minister of the Gospel- Wm. C. Newton 

Town Clerk * 
In this Town Oct 23^ 1852 Mr. John Ca.^well and Miss Louisa Jane 

Randall both of this i)lace were joined in Marriage by Oliver D, 

Eastman, Minister of the (lospel. 

Eveline Elisabeth Ciuswell born Ai)ril 17'^ 1853 
Died in Oroatfalis Louisa J Caswell August 31^^ 1854 Aged 22 

years Wife of John ('a.swell and Daughter of William S Randall 

of Great falls formerly of Gosport N. H. 

(211) 

[An incomplete sunnnons, dated Gosport, 16 Aug. 1S53, for the 
attachment of the goods or estate of John (\ Randall of (Josport and 
his wife Mary H. Randall to the value of $3(K), for their apju'arance at 
the Court of Conunon V\vi\s in Portsmouth to answer Lemuel B. 
Caswell of Gosport, yeoman, and Henrietta, his wife, in an action 
for slaniler or libel alleged to have been uttered in public at Gosport 
two days before.] 

[210] 

Know all men by these Presence That we William C Xewton and 
Wm II Caswell In the County of Rockingham and State of New- 
hampshire as principles and as Sureties are holden and stand fimdy 
bound in the smn of one hundred dollars to the payment whereof 
we hereby jointly and Severly bind ourselves and our heirs Respect- 
fully for the La\\'ful performance of the duties of Constable by 
Lemuel B Caswell of gosport Given under our hands and Seals and 
dated this 12^^ day of .March A D 1853 

Witness Lemuel L Caswell William C Newton 

George P Randall Wm H Caswell 

The condition of this obhgation is such that if the Said Lemuel 
B Caswell Constable of Gosport Shall well and faithfully discharge 
the duties of Constable then this obligation is void otherwise in force. 

•These persons were probably visitors. They are not known to have had any 
other connection with Gosport, 



1914] Town Records of Gosport, N, H, 135 

[217] 

Know all men by these Presence That I Lemuel B Caswell of Gos- 
j port County of Rockingham and State of Newhampshire As prin- 
ciple and as Surety am holden an Stand firmly bound in the Sum of 
fifty dollars for the Safe and lawful performance of the duties of Col- 
lector of Taxes William C Newton To the payment whereof I do by 
these presence bound myself and my heirs Respectfully Given 
under my hand And Seal and dated This 12*^ day of March A. D. 
1853 

Witness 

Lemuell L Caswell Lemuel B Caswell 

George P Randall William C Newton 

[218] 

M^ William C Berry was Joined in Marriage June 4^^ 1853 to Sally A 
Caswell both of Gosport by Wm C Newton | Justice of the Peace 

[225] 

Married In Gosport Augst 23^ 1846 by Rev A Plumer Mr Fabius W 
Becker of Hog Island Me. to Miss Hannah P Randall of Gospor- 
port 

Childrean of the Same 
Ann M Baker * Born Febaruary the A D 1849 
Mary Baker =^ Born June the 10 A. D. 1851 
Ellen J Baker * Born June the 10 A D 1851 
Ellen J Baker * Died April the 6 A D 1853 Aged 1 year and 
ten mounths 

[226] 

Maried in Gosport Septr 24^^ 1846 by Rev Abraham Plumer Mr 
Robert M. Downs to Miss Huldah. M. RandalLj 
Childrean of the Same 
Frederick P Downs Born August the 3 A D 1847 
Effa A Downs Born July the 31 A D 1850 
John R Downs Born September the 18 A D 1852 

[230] 
Gosport, Isle of Shoals, N, H, October 18, 1870 — 9 o'clock evening 

To day there has been a very heavy wind from the north-west. 
The sea has been all day, & is now, very turbulent & rough. In our 
harbor three schooners belonging to Mr Johnson, of Portsmouth, the 
Crown, the Spray, and the Mary E. Caswell, — were blown from 
their moorings, & were stranded upon the rocks at Smutty nose & 
Hog Island. The Crown sunk with several barrels of oil, the most 
being afterward saved. The Spray was laden with barrels of Her- 
ring & is unrepairable, having her side stove in. The Mary E. v/as 
not injured so much but that she can be repaired. The Crown went 
to pieces. 

But a terrible sorrow was visited upon Mrs. James R Randall t 
Her husband in the employ of the Messrs Laightons, at Appledore, 

*I.e., Becker (vide supra, p. 46, note). 
tSee pp. 182, 446, of the original records. 
IReally James A[bner] Randall. 



136 Town Records of Gosport, N, H, [April 

went out a short distance from the Appledore there to see that his 
boat was well fastened, &, on returning in his dory, with a companion, 
the waves filled his boat, & they sought to save themselves. His 
companion, by his advice, jumped upon the rocks & succeeded in 
saving himself from drowning. Mr. Randall followed him; but 
from the appearance of a very severe blow upon the left temple & 
eye, it is probable that as he struck the water in his jump, the surge 
threw him violently against the ledge, & the blow stunned him, 
depriving him both of mental & physical power, & the under current 
sucked him out of sighl, & his affectionate wife Si lovely children are 
without a husband & father. It is a terrible blow, enough to crush 
one do^^^l. He was drowned at two oclock this afternoon, but his 
body has not yet been recovered. The interview with the heavily 
stricken <fe sorrow-])urdened wife & mother was deeply affecting. 
Oh! our Father in heaven, & our Lord & Saviour, let thy presence 
& blessing & strength be shared by her, & be her comfort & conso- 
lation. 

Oct. 19. 1870, — 6 oclock evening. The body of Mr James R. 
Randall was recovered this forenoon, & was brought over from the 
Appledore Island about four hours ago, & is at the house of Mr 
Jackson Caswell. Mr Randall's ago was thirty three- 

Oct. 21. 1870 — The funeral services in respect of Mr James R 
Randall, wore at his house this afternoon at 2^ o'clock. A delega- 
tion from the Order of Odd Follows at Portsmouth N. H. came out 
to the funeral, Sc road their Ix^uitiful funeral service at the grave 
The house was filled with weeping relatives and friends. The Lord 
bless the bereaved. 

[231] 

[Here is pasted a newspaper clipping concerning the drowning of 
Ingorbrot Ingobrodson* on Sunday forenoon, 21 June 1885, in the 
gut between Appledore and Malaga. 

On this same page is another clipping about memorial services for 
Gen. Grant in the church on Star Island, 26 July 1885.] 

[232] 
1853 July 18 Mary L. Berry f was born July 18^^ 1853. [ 

[368-370] 

[A warrant, issued 30 July 1855, for the attachment of the goods 
or estate of WiUiam Robinson of Gosport, fisherman, to the value of 

* He was a member of an interesting family of Norwegians, that came to the 
Shoals after 1S60. They lived in various places. A large part of the time they were 
in the little cottage on the south side of Appledore long known as the " Norwegian 
cottage." The rest of the family moved away in the spring of 1885 and took up 
farming in North Dakota. The name, the correct spelling of which is Ingebretsen, is 
variously reproduced &s Ingebertsen and Ingebritzsen. In any form it was too much 
for the Shoalers for daily use. They are said to have compromised on "Carpenter'! 
as a manageable name for the familj'. 

The Shoalers were much given to nicknames, not always verj^ flattering, and the 
use of abbreviated names was very common on account of the few family names on 
the islands. Thus John Handy Robinson was commonly called John Handy; John 
Cook Randall was John Cook, but sometimes Cook Randall; John Bragg Downs was 
almost always John Bragg. Even now "John Bragg's house" on Star Island is a 
mark for fishermen in getting the bearings of various fishing grounds near the Shoala. 

t A daughter of William C. Berry. 



1914] Town Records of Gosport, N, H. 137 

$200, and to summon him to appear at the Court of Common Pleas 
to answer to Joseph S. Dearborn of Dover, yeoman, in the matter 
of a promissory note for $70 given by Robinson 20 Dec. 1849 to Wil- 
liam Downs and by him endorsed and delivered to Dearborn.] 

[31 July 1855. The incomplete return of George W. Toule, Dep- 
uty Sheriff, stating that he has attached property of Robinson in 
the town of Gosport, viz., land and the buildings thereon ''bounded 
Northerly by land of John C Randall & William Downes, Southerly 

& Easterly by land of William C Newton & Westerly by the 

land. . . . another lot of land with the buildings thereon . . . 
bounded Northerly & Easterly by the Atlantic Ocean Westerly & 
Southerly by the highway; also . . . one other lot of land . . . 
bounded Easterly by land of William C. Newton Northerly by land 
of WlUiam Downes Southerly and Westerly by the High way. Also 
one other lot of land . . . bounded Northerly by land of William C. 
Newton Easterly by land of Wilham Downes & Southerly and 
Westerly by the High way . . . ." He states also that he has left 
a copy of his return at the dwelling house of John W. Randall, the 
Town clerk.] 

[373] 

[In pencil] Nellie A Gunnison Portsmouth N. H. 

« 

[376] 

[An entry, dated Gosport, N. H., 5 January ^56, and signed by 
J. W. Rendall, stating that ''Mr Jacop Walden Bought of Henry 
Baker* 20 Qt of fish 15 Bbls of pickled fish.''] 

[382-386] 

[On these pages is recorded a series of petitions and notices con- 
cerning a town-meeting to be held in the schoolhouse on 11 Aug. 1863 
at 10 A.M., because "the annual meeting of the inhabitants of said 
town, required by law to be held in March anually has not been held 
according to law and ... it is necessary that such meeting should 
be held and town officers duly chosen and that other business of said 
town should be transacted by said town legally." This probably 
means that a meeting had been held in March, but under conditions 
which cast a doubt on its legality. However that may be, certain 
legal voters of Gosport, namely, Nathaniel F. Berry, William H. 
Caswell, Elvin Newton, S. H. Robinson, Josiah Randall, Daniel Clark, 
Asa Caswell, Joseph Randall, John Caswell, O. S. Caswell, Harrison 
Berry, Alfred P. Caswell, and John 0. Downs, petition the selectmen 
to call such a meeting. Origen S. Caswell, Town Clerk, records the 
petition, without date, and also a similar petition to Nathaniel F. 
Berry, Esq., Justice of the Peace. This second petition is signed by 
the same persons who signed the first petition, except that Berry's 
name is omitted and that the name of William Robinson is added. 
On 24 July 1863 Elvin Newton, Ephraim H. Downs, and Wilham 
Robinson, Selectmen of Gosport, issue a warrant for the meeting on 
11 Aug., and also certify, 11 Aug. 1863, that they have given notice 
of the meeting to the inhabitants by posting, 24 July 1863, a copy of 

•I.e., Henry Becker. 



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[April 



this warrant at the place of meeting and likewise at the fish store 
of John Caswell, being a public place in the to^^Tl. On 24 July 1863, 
also, Nathaniel F. Berry, Justice of the Peace, directs Elvin Newton, 
one of the legal voters of the town and one of the j^etitioners, to notify 
the voters of the to^^^l to meet as specified above. Elvin Newton 
makes return, 11 Aug. 1863, that he has carried out his instructions 
by posting, 24 July 1863, a copy of this warrant at the place of meet- 
ing and likewise at the fish store of John Caswell. Origen S. Caswell, 
Town Clerk, attests the entry of each of these documents in the town 
records. There is no record showing that the meeting was actually 
held, but the articles upon which it was to act are given in the town 
records as follows: 

"First To choose a moderator to preside in said meeting 
" Second To choose all necessary town ofhcers for the year ensueing 
''Third To raise such sums of money as may \ye necessary to 
defray town charges for the ensueing year and make appropria- 
tion of the Same 
"Fourth 'J\) see how much money the to^^'n will raise for the pur- 

]K)se of Schooling, and to raise the Same 
"Fiftli To raise such sums of money jis may be necessar>' to pay 
the debt.s of said town and for Schooling for the p{\i?t year and 
for debt.s incurred by those who acted as Selectmen of the to^^'n 
for the past year and to see what action the to^^'n will take in 
reference thereto. 
"Sixth To see what sums the to^\Ti will raise for the men who 
shall l>e drafted in this to^^'n and to take such action under the 
Statutes of this State in reference thereto as the town shall 
think l)est — 
"Seventh To see how much money the to\\Ti will raise for the 
su])port of the families of the men who shall be drafted from 
this town."] 

(444) 

Oosport November 24 ISt'.O Lemuel B Caswell Mortgage* to 
Messrs Mathews [MathesJ & Varrell His personal property 

Win 11 Caswtll Selectmen 
Gosport Noveml>er 27. 1^»'»0 Andrew J Caswell Mortgage* to 
Messrs Waldren & Hayes one twenty two foot boat Centre board 
lap streak 

Wm H Caswell Selectmen 

[446] 

Mr Rolbert. M. Do\\'ns Departed this life April 5^^ 1854 Aged thirty 

nine t 
Mr. George. Kendall Departed this life July 17^^ 1855 Aged Eighty t 

[4481 

Mr Bengamen Do^^'ns Departed this life April 1854 Aged Seventy 
five§ 

• This mortgage is not formally entered, nor would it be a regular record if it were. 

tSee pp. 182, 226. of the original recorcis. 

tpf. the entry on p. 88 of the original records. 

§ This entry dififers from that on p. 96 of the original records. 



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139 



Mrs Abigil Downs Whife of the above Departed this life December. 

17, 1856 Aged About one Hundred * 

[On this page there is a memorandum in pencil concerning Wm. S. 
Kendall, which probably stands in some relation to the tax list on 
p. 449 of the original records, where his name does not appear. The 
memorandum is as follows: 



'^Tavern 


1600 


Store 


150 


J flake yard 


50 


Meeting house lot 


50" 


1 cow 


35 


Ball Alley 


100 




1985 


Flake yard 


15"] 



[449] 

[On this page is an extended plan of a tax list, bearing no date. 
Spaces are prepared for Polls, Homestead, Buildings, Money on hand 
or at interest. Stock in trade. Cows and their Value, Sheep and their 
Value, Dogs, Salt, Total Value, and Reduced Value; but only a few 
entries are made, and these are confused by many figures and calcu- 
lations written in at random and having no obvious relation to the 
list. So far as the list can be interpreted, the following statement 
seems correct: 



He is also charged with $70 in 
money, $20 in stock in trade, 
1 cow worth $35, and 1 dog, 
a total of $1475. 

Total, $250. 

2 cows worth $55, 1 dog, salt 
worth $60, and stock worth 
$40 [erased], a total of $1305. 







Polls 


Home- 
stead 


Build 
ings 


J. B. Downs 
Brenin field 
Flake ground 




1 


$825 
225 
300 




Wm. C. Downs 
Wm. Robinson 
Flake ground 
5 pieces tillage 


ground 


1 

1 


250 
700 
250 
125 


$ 75 



* Another estimate of her age was 105, but in reality she was only about 83. The 
possibility of her being 100 years old in 1856 is destroyed by the consideration that 
this would make her about 61 in 1817, when her daughter Sally was born. A list of 
1826 gives her age then as 52, which is evidently nearly correct. 

This entry forms an interesting link between the final pages of the Gosport Records 
and the first. This Abigail Downs appears to be the granddaughter of that Peter 
Robinson and Agnes Down who were married by the Rev. John Tucke in May 1733, 
during the very first year following his ordination at Gosport. With another Agnes, 
her twin sister, and as the daughter of John Robinson and Elizabeth Downe, she 
shared the baptism of 15 Aug. 1773, three days after Mr. Tucke is said to have died 
(Register, vol. 67, p. 239, note), which was doubtless the last ceremonial act of his 
long ministry on the Shoals. One of the first acts of the Rev. Jodcdiah Morse, during 
his visit in Aug. 1800, was to condone her irregular relations to Richard Randall by a 
marriage ceremony as set forth on p. 86 of the original records. A couple of years later 
she became a widow, and then married Benjamin Downs. The descendants of these 
two marriages were numerous and took an active part in the life of the Shoals. She 
and her second husband are the "Nabbaye" and "Bennaye" of Celia Thaxter's 
sketches, in which she is praised as an industrious woman and a good housekeeper 
when well along in years and lacking in physical attractions. Mrs. Thaxter was mis- 
taken, however, in saying that she also cared for "Old Peter," another ancient Shoaler 
whose age was much extended by local tradition. It is established on good authority 
and confirmed by several witnesses that during his last years Peter Robinson lived 
with Asa Caswell, or in an ell of Caswell's house. 

t This probably means land near the meeting-house. 



1 



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[April 





• Polls 


Home- 
stead 


Build- 
ings 




Elvin Newton 




500 


100 


and 1 dog. Total, $645, but 
this includes an erased entry 
for stock. 


J. C. Rcndall 




200 


20 


Total, $235, including $15 for 
stock [erased] and 1 dog. 


J. Kendall 




250 




Total, $265, includes $15 for 
stock [erased], $50 in money, 
1 cow worth $35, and 1 dog. 


N. F. Berry 




800 


150 


Total, $1150, includes $115 for 
stock [erased] and 1 dog. 


W. Brenin 




600 




Total, $600, does not include 
$10 erased and $60 for salt. 


D. Clark 






150 


Total, $210, does not include 
$60 for stock [erased] and 1 
dog. 


D. Haley 




450 


— 




S. H. Robinson 




175 


—— 


Total, $225, includes $50 for 
stock [erased]. 


J. Ca.swell 


1 


825 


— 


A memorandum, "corrected on 


New Store 




350 




new Invoice," seems to refer 


Old Store 




150 




to this entry. 


Flake yard 




200 






New Store Lot 




75 






Outside piece 




50 







The rest of the list shows that Wm. H. Caswell (1 poll) had a home- 
stead valued at $800, 2 stores valued at $125, ^ flake yard valued at 
$50, and 3 pieces grassland valued at $50; that J. P. Kendall (1 poll) 
had buildings valued at $20; that Hannah Kendall had a homestead 
valued at $200; that J. A. Kendall (I poll) had a homestead valued 
at $450; that J. H. Kohinson (1 poll; had a homestead valued at 
$400; that J. O. Doami (1 poll) had a homestead valued at $200 [?]; 
that Orin Caswell (1 poll) had buildings valued at $50; and that 
against the names of E. H. Do\mi, 0. S. Caswell, J. A. Caswell, Jos. 

P. Kendall, H. Berry, L. D. Berry, Leavitt,* N. Pike, A. P. 

Caswell, Asa Caswell, J. Haley, John Kendall, L. B. Caswell, and 
Wm. Berr}^ to each of whom 1 poll is assigned, no property or valu- 
ation is placed. The list seems therefore to be unfinished.] 

[450] 

Gosport iNIarch the 7 1859 This certifies that we select Men of 
the town of Gosport do Appoint Elvin Newton Colecttor of taxes 
Given under our Hands and seals this 7 day of March A D 1859 

Selectmen Men 
Wm H Caswell 
J. M. Caswell 
George Beebe Clerk 

[451] 

Gosport March the 7 1859 This certifies that W^ H Caswell & 
Lemuel B Caswell is bonds for Elvin Newton in the sum of Fifty 
Dollars for a Colecttor of taxes in the town of Gosport for the A D 
1858 [sic]. George Beebe Clerk 

•Presumably the keeper of White Island Light. 



I 



1914] Town Records of Gosport, N. H, 141 

[452] 

Mr W"^ H Caswell was Married in Portsmouth N H November 3*^ 
1838 to Mary E Caswell Both of this town 

[453] 

Gosport 1842 July 6*^ I deliver[ed ?] To Capt Goodwin [?] * the 
Letters of Mr [sreperel ?] this day 

Gosport N H Aug 30*^ 1856 

William Downs bought of Elvin Newton two hering nets for the 
sum of fifteen dollars received payment in full 

Elvin Newton 
[454] 

[Gosport, 20 Aug. 1855. Conveyance by Elvin Newton of Gosport 
to John W. Randall of Gosport, in consideration of $70.00, of all his 
share of 400 barrels of mackerel ^'now in the keeping of John Caswell 
and Co in whose seine" he has been employed. Witnesses: Samuel 
H. Robison and Wm. C. Newton.] 

[455] 

Gosport May 5 1852 Ira. G. Randall Bought of J. W. Randall 
the Boat Caled the Jane & Maria with the aperratus belonging to 
the Said Boat for one Hundred Dollars Same day Receved 90 
Dollars the Ballance when Deliv^ 

[456] 

Gosport Oct 12^^ 1854 John C Randall and Edward Randall 
Bought of Robert M Downs one sixteen feet keel boat and geer for 
$20 Received payment Robert M Downs f 

[457] 

Sept 11 Centcouis [i.e., Census] 1850 100 Souls 

Gosport N H May 5*^ 1853 Newburyport Aug 10*^ 1852 John W 
Rendall Boght of John Janvrin one Seine Boat for $30.00 

Receve pavment John Janvrin 
Gosport N H May 5^^« 1853 Gosport N H Aug 8 1852 John W 
Rendall Bought of the Schooner vicna of Provincetown one sane for 
$70.00 receive payment 

Timothy E Nickerson 
[458] 

1846 Received of Mr S. Brookens for Rent on Ccderder Island 
July [erased ?] 1.00 

Taxes Ceder Island 0.10 

Gosport July 
Gosport Novr 30^^ 1846 Wm Caswell Marguage to W"^ Downs 
his Whale Boat and what belongs to her 

Gosport June 12 1850 Wm S Randall Marguage to Charles E 
Leighton one Hundred Dollars worth Cod Fish know in his Keei)ing 

•Probably James Goodwin, a pilot and keeper of the tavern on Smutty Nose. 
tThis seems to be the date of the record rather t,)»an that of the transaction, for 
according to page 416 of the original records Downs had died some months before. 



142 



Descendants of Capt. Edward Johnston 



[April 



Gosport July 2»»' [?] 1850 The Wairs [Weirs ?] will not bear Ex- 
aming 

[4r,9] 

[Ijiside of cover] John Morrell Aniesl>iirv Mass 

Sam' G Coswil DtvrficM N II 
Jam", D Byum Lawrence Mass 

[In pencil] I Newton 179S June 2 * 



ONE LINE OF DESCENT 

FROM 

CAPT. EDWARD JOHNSON OF WOBrUN, MASS. 

By Ai.ruED Joiivsnv. Litt.D.. of Boston, Mas:). 

1. Capt. Edwaiid' JmiNsoN f (WiUinm, John^ Wllh'nm)^ joiner, 

i);ij)tize(l at Canterbury, ro. Kent. Enjj;lan(l, Hi Sept. 1598, emi^ratcil 

to New Enphind in 1037, anil died at Wo))urn, Mas8., 23 Apr. ir»72. 

He was one of the founders of the town of Woburn, wh« re, as wi'll jis 

in the Colony at large, he held many important public ollices. He is 

famous as the author of the "Wonderworking Providence^ of Sion's 

Savior in New England." IbMnarrird. about 1()2(), S- Munntkh, 

who wius born aUjut 1597 and died at Woburn 7 Mar. 1<»^'> 00. 

Children, all e.xcept the second baptized at ( 'ant<Tbtiry, 

England: 

i. Kdwaui),' bapt. 18 Feb. 1020/1. 

ii. Wni.iAM. h. pn)hftl)ly »n 1022; bur. 26 Jmi. 1622/3. 

iii. (IhoiniK. bapt. 3 .\pr. liV25. 

iv. SihAN, liapt. 1 Apr. HVi?. 

V. WnxiAM. bapt. 22 .M:ir. ir.2S/9. 

vi. Mahtiia. bapt. 1 .May \iVM. 

vii. Matthkw, baf»t. 'M) Sl.or. 1633. 

2. viii. Joii.v, bapt. 10 .May 1035. 

2. John* Johnson {Capt. Edward^), baptized at Canterbury-, Eng- 
land, 10 May H)3r), died at Cant« rbury, Conn., about 1720. 
He married. 2S Apr. 1007, Hethia Ukkd, who died at Canter- 
bury, Conn., 2 \)vv. 1717, probabl}' daughter of Esdriis of 
Salem, Wenham, Chelmsford, Woburn, and Boston, Mass. 
He was by occui)ation a hou.^ewright or carjM'nter, and ownr^d 
a sa\Mnill in Wuburn. In 1712 he and his wife Bethia were 
taken to the home of their son (Jbadiah in Canterbury, Conn., 
where they pa.ssed the remainder of their days. 
Children, born at Wol)urn: 

i. John,' h. 24 Jan. 1057 8; rn. Mart Carle y. 

ii. Bethia, b. 20 Jan. 16.')9 60; m. (1) Jonathan K.vight of Cambridge, 
Mniss.; m. (2) Joseph Wooixott of Cambridge. 

•Cf. records of the birth and baptism of Isaac K. Xewton, pp. 40, 90, of the original 
records. 

t For further information abou' ''~' ^t. Ed^vard Johnson, his wife, and children, and 
for his paternal and maternal an . s^e RKGi.sxiiR, vol. 07, pp. 109-1 HO. 

A genealogy of the branch of the family here outlined is in preparation, and any 
data relative to the merabors of the family who resided in Connecticut will be welcome. 



1914] Descendants of Capt. Edward Johnson 143 

iii. William, b. 29 Sept. 1662; d. at Canterbury, Conn., 23 Sept. 1713; 
m. at Cambridge, Mass., 18 Feb. 1690/1, Mary Co^k. He removed 
to Plainfield, Conn., being one of the original settlers and prominent 
men of that town, and later of Canterbury. 

3. iv. Obadiah, b. 15 June 1664. 

V. Joseph, b. abt. 1666; Kved in that part of Plainfield, Conn., which 
was after Oct. 1703 Canterbiu-y, and probably d. there 16 Mar. 
1755; m. Elizabeth , who d. at Canterbury 11 Dec. 1724. 

vi. Samuel, b. 29 Oct. 1670. 

vii. Nathaniel, b. 15 May 1673. 

3. Obadiah^ Johnson (John,^ Capt. Edward^), born at Woburn, 

Mass., 15 June 1664, died at Canterbury, Conn., before 17 
July 1740, when his will was proved. He married, 7 Sept. 
1696, Rebecca Brooks,* who died 1 Dec. 1752, daughter of 
Thomas of Canterbury. He removed when a young man to 
Plainfield and Canterbury, Conn., where he purchased a tract 
of land on the Quinebaug River, and was one of the first 
settlers and a prominent man. He was town clerk, and town 
meetings and religious services were held at his house. For 
upwards of forty years there seems to have been scarcely any 
progressive public movement in the community, either polit- 
ical, patriotic, or religious, which did not receive his support, 
and scarcely a petition or agreement which does not bear his 
signature. 
Children: 

i. Mary,4 b. at Plainfield 10 Oct. 1697; d. a widow after 1772; m. 

19 Oct. 1717 Moses Cleaveland. 
ii. Jacob, b. at Plainfield 16 Mar. 1699; d. 29 Jan. 1738/9; m. (1) at 

Canterbury, 14 June 1722, Mary Shepard, who d. 5 Mar. 1731/2; 

m. (2) 8 May 1734 Judith Haynes. 

4. iii. Obadiah, b. at Plainfield (later Canterbury) 23 June 1702.'' 

iv. Esther, b. at Canterbury 1 Sept. 1704; d. 1793; m. 19 July 1726 

John Fish of Canterbury. 
V. John, b. at Canterbury 6 Oct. 1707; d. 13 June 1726. 
vi. Abigail, b. at Canterbury 29 Sept. 1710; m. 19 June 1729 Phineas 

Brown. 

4. Obadiah^ Johnson {Obadiah,^ John,^ Capt. Edward^), born at 

Plainfield (later Canterbury), Conn., 23 June 1702, died there 
10 Apr. 1765. He married, 6 Nov. 1723, Lydia Cleaveland, 
born 7 Dec. 1704, died 5 June 1775, daughter of Josiah and 
Mary (Bates). Like his father, Obadiah was a leading man 
in church and town affairs, and his will shows that he was 
possessed of considerable wealth in notes and lands. He was 
lieutenant and later captain, and served in the French and 
Indian War; and he was a deacon in the Separatist Church. 

Children, born at Canterbury: 

i. William,^ b. 13 Aug. 1724; d. at Canterbury 2 Oct. 1810; m. (1) 

29 Nov. 1750 Betty Fasset, b. at Canterbury 13 Jan. 1727, d. there 

1 Apr. 1779; m. (2) 23 Feb. 1780 Lodema Fuller, who d. 14 Sept. 

1797; m. (3) 7 Oct. 1798 Elizabeth Dyar. 

ii. Olive, b. 23 Aug. 1726; d. at North Bridgewater, Mass., 25 Feb. 

* Much search had failed to discover the maiden name of this Rebecca, until the will 
of her father Thomas Brooks, which mentions "daughter Rebecca, and son-m-law 
Obadiah Johnson," was found in Feb. 1914 in the New London, Conn., Probate 
Records. 



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Descendants of Capt. Edward Johnson 



[April 



1748/9; in. Rev. John Porter, first minister at North Bridgewaier 
(now Brockton). 

iii. Jedidiah. bapt. Juno 1729; d. 27 Oct. 1732. 

iv. John. b. 23 Mar. 1730/1; d. 13 Mar. 1S04: m. at Canterbury, 11 Mar. 
1750, Phyllis Pellet, who d. in New York State in 1S07. 

V. Lydia, b. 4 Oct. 1733; m. (1) 10 Apr. 1752 Amos Fasset; m. (2) 
5 Apr. 1759 David Paine. 

vi. Obadiah, b. IS Feb. 1735/6; d. at Canterbury- 27 Oct. ISOl; m. (1) 
20 Apr. 1762 Mahy Howard of Windham, Coim., who d. 10 Dec. 
1763; in. (2) 6 Julv 176.') LrcY (Cady) Spaildlvg of Plainfield, 
Conn., b. at Plainfield 11 Ai^r. 1742, d. 6 Julv 1814. In 1775 
Obadiah John.son was major of the Third Connecticut HeRiment, of 
which Israel Putnam was colonel. He saw s<^rvice during the siege 
of Boston and at Bunker Hill. He later became a lieutenant- 
colonel and colonel. 
5. vii. Ja( on, b. 24 Mjir. 1739/40. 

viii. AiiiciAiL, b. 7 Nov. 1742; m. 23 Apr. 1761 Joseph Clark. 

ix. Khenezeu. b. 16 July 1745; d. 8 Oct, 1774; m. at Preston, Conn., 
5 Dec. 1765, Lydia Brewster. 

5. Jacob* Johnson (Obadiah* Obadiah* John,^ Capt. Edward^), born 

at rant<Tbur>', Conn., 24 Mar. 1789/40, died at iMainlitld, 
(^)nn., 9 Aug. 1S19. He married, 7 Aj)r. lliui, Ahkj.\il 
Waldo, born at Windham. Conn., lo July 1744, died at Phiin- 
fieUl 7 Mar. 1S22. daughter of Iviward and Aijigail (Khier- 
kin). He inberit^'d tlie fann on Hhick Hill in Plaintield wliere 
he lived. In 17SK be and bis family left the declining Separa- 
tist Society, and returned to the Orthodox Church. 
Cliildrcn, born at Plaintield: 

L LoewA Auioail,' b. 14 June 1764; d. 25 Apr. lisJS; m. Stephen 

Be.nnett. 
6. ii. Alfred, b. 27 Julv 1766. 

iii. Anso.n, b. 13 Oct.' 1768; d. 27 Julv 1769. 

iv. Ja«(»h, b. abt. 1775; d. at Brui *^ . 29 Apr. 

1 rtt'ixirt. Me., 16 »Sfpt. 1M)5, l.-.M.r.i,uA .-.icuoUJ, b. 

.M;uvs., 10 May 177S. 
v. Waldo, b. abt. 1778; d. at Plainfuld 1 Oct. 1828, aged 50 years; 

m. before 1822 Kuth . 

v\. AN.'io.v, b. 25 Aup. 17S0; d. at New (' ' l.«, Ohio, 20 June 1859; m. 

ISOS HrLDAii HrNTiN';TO\ of Win .;■ i ,i. 
vii. Ohadlmi Kldekkln, b. 15 Jan. 17s;i; d. 22 St-pt. ISll; m. 10 Sept. 

1809 LucT Morse. 
viii. Ei n Mirray, b. 19 Nov. 17s6; d. at Tcrre Hauto, Ind., 6 May 

i5oo; m. 22 Nov. 1815 Elizabeth Huntington of \N iiHlham. 

6. Alfred* Johnson (Jacob,^ Obadiah,* Obadiah,* John,'^ Capt. 

EdwanP), horn at Plainfield, Conn., 27 July 17G0, died at 
Belfast, Me., 12 Jan. 1837. He married at Newbury port, 
Mass., 20 May 17S8, S.\rah Cross, born at Newbury port 
17 June 1764, died at Belfast 6 Apr. 1838, daugbter of 
Gen. Ralph and Miriam (Atkinson). He was graduated at 
Dartmouth College in 1785, studied divinity with the Rev. 
John Murray of N^ewburj'port and with the Rev. Lev^i Hart 
of Preston, Conn., and was ordained a clerg>'nian of the 
Orthodox Congregational Church at Freeport, Me., 29 Dec. 
1789, being the first minister of that town. In 1805 he was 
called to Belfast, where he remained as minister until he 
resigned in 1813. He is spoken of by Governor Crosby in 



1S62; m. at 
at Cohasbet, 



1914] Descendants of Capt. Edward Johnson 145 

his Annals as a man of commanding presence, a bold, strong 

thinker, and learned in his profession. He represented Freeport 

in the General Court of Massachusetts in 1791, and served as 

chaplain during the War of 1812. He was one of the founders 

of Bowdoin College, and was for seventeen years a member of 

its Board of Government, a position which has since been 

filled by his son and grandson, bearing the same name. The 

finances of Belfast being embarrassed during the War of 1812, 

Mr. Johnson voluntarily relinquished his salary to the town. 

Children, born at Freeport: 

7. i. Alfred,^ b. 13 Aug. 1789. 

ii. Ralph Cross, b. 25 Sept. 1790; d. at Belfast 14 Nov. 1874; m. (1) 
at Camden, Me., 25 Nov. 1839, Sarah Winslow Cushing; m. (2) 
at Warren, Me., 16 Nov. 1847, Frances Decker McLbllan. 

7. Alfred*^ Johnson (Alfred,^ Jacoh,^ Obadiah,^ Ohadiah,^ John,^ 
Capt. Edward^), of Belfast, Me., born at Freeport, Me., 13 Aug. 
1789, died at Belfast 22 Mar. 1852. He married at Newbury, 
Mass., 5 Oct. 1817, Nancy Atkinson, born at Newbury 22 
July 1797, died in Boston 10 May 1864, daughter of Lieut. 
Amos and Anna (Knowlton). He was graduated at Bowdoin 
College in the Class of 1808, and was admitted to the Maine 
bar in 1811. For a period of twenty years he was judge of 
probate for Hancock (later Waldo) County, and during that 
time no appeal was ever taken from any of his decisions. He 
served as captain during the War of 1812, and for several years 
as judge advocate in the militia. In 1819 he was elected 
representative to the General Court of Massachusetts. In 
the same year he was a member of the convention which 
formed the constitution of the State of Maine, and was im- 
mediately chosen a representative to the Legislature of the 
new State. From 1838 until his decease, fourteen years later, 
he was one of the trustees of Bowdoin College, having been 
elected to this position to fill the vacancy caused by the death 
of his father. Judge Williamson, in his History of Belfast, 
vol. 1^ says: "As a lawyer and as a Hterary man, the opinion of 
Judge Johnson was often sought, and as often cited for its 
weight and authority;' but in matters of business, or on 
questions of expediency, it was proved to be no less valuable/* 
Children, born at Belfast: 

i. Alfred,^ b. and d. 18 Aug. 1818. 

ii. Ralph Cross, b. 8 Dec. 1819; d. in New York City 24 Apr. 1902; 

m. at Augusta, Me., 24 Dec. 1853, Julia Emerson Lambard. 
iii. Ann Sarah, b. 21 Dec. 1821; d. in New York City 6 July 1890; m. 

at Belfast, 29 Oct. 1843, Dr. Nahum Parker Monroe. 
iv. Alfred Waldo, b. 20 Dec. 1824; d. in Boston 14 Nov. 1869; m. in 

Boston, 25 Dec. 1861, Anna Maria Crosby. 
V. George Atkinson, b. 5 June 1827; d. 4 July 1827. 
vi. Frances Emily, b. 26 Aug. 1828; d. at Augusta, Me., 8 Mar. 1854; 

m. at Belfast, 29 Oct. 1850, Charles Allen Lambard. 
vii. Mary Louisa, b. 9 Aug. 1832; d. at Narragansett Pier, R. I., 

11 Aug. 1912; m. in Boston, 22 May 1860, Jean Antonin Gabriel, 

Vicomte de Sibour. 
viii. Edward, b. 30 June 1840; d. in Boston 18 Jan. 1906; m. in Boston, 

15 Sept. 1870, Georgiana Parker Miller. 



146 The English Sher/nans [April 

MORE FACTS ABOUT THE ENGLISH SHERMANS* 

By TuoMAS TowN'SEND Sherman, A.B., LL.B., of Ryo, N.Y. 

An examination made for the writer by Messrs. J. Henry Lea and 
J. R. Hutchinson of many wills, proved in the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury, of residents of Yaxley, co. SutTolk, and its vicinity, has 
revealed the record of the will of Jane (\\'aller) (Sherman) Gardiner, 
dated 10 Jan., 15 Elizabeth (1572/3), and proved 11 Mar. 1572/3. 
Her first husband was Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, whose will is 
dated 20 Jan. 1550 1 (Rkgisteu, vol. 54, p. 153). Her second 
husband, whose Christian name has not yet been ilefinitely ascer- 
tained, may have been ^^'illiam Gardin(T, who in 1508 was living 
and owned land in Stoke Ash in Hertesmere Hundred, near Yaxley, 
for he ai)])ears in the return of the lay subsidy of 15GS as taxed iu 
Stoke Ash on £0 in lands.* Jane Gardiner gives to the ]H)or of Stoke 
Ash 5s., although none of the Shennans lived there. Her will, made 
twenty-two years after Thomas Sherman's death, is interesting and 
instructive, as it shows that she was his only wife and the motlier of 
his sons, of whom she mentions all but one, ^\ illiam, the grocer, 
who was rich, lived in London, and was buried in I])swich in 1583, 
his will being dated 28 May 158*3 (Hecusteu, vol. 54, p. 158). 
She also mentions the wives of all of these sons except iTenry, 
^^'iHiam, and Richard, and some of her grandchildren. The follow- 
ing is a coi)y of her will: 

In Dei noie Amen I Jank Gaudiner of Yaxley in the countic of Sufi 
wydowe do deehire and make this my hmi will and testament the x^^ daye 
of Januarie in the xv^' ycre of the raigne of o^ soueraigne ladie Mlizaheth 
by the sraco of god of I'ngland Fraunce and Ireland (^uene <fec. being of 
good and jK.Tlitt remembrance thanks be giuen vnto god liir.st I bequeath 
my soule vnto allmightie god by whose p!i.s.sion antl prc^cious bloudshcdding 
I trust to be saued And my bodie to l>e buried in the churche of Yaxley by 
my late husbande Thomas Sherman Item I giue and be'iueath to the pf)ore 
of Yaxl«\v XX* Item I giue to the poore of Hoydon v" Item I giue and be- 
queth to the poore of Stokeaishe v« The saied poore of eueric of the saied 
townes to be paied at my buriall or within one moneth next followinge Item 
I giue vnto Anthonye Shennan my sonne xx'' olT lawfull money of England 
and suehc bed and bedsteds w^^ foucr kiene w^^ be in his hands Si possession 
Item I giue vnto Henry Sherman my sone xx'* of like money Item I giue 
vnto James Sherman my sonne xx'' of like money and suche beasts and 
neate w<^^ be in his possession And the bedd y^ I nowe lie vpon w^^ the 
mantell coucrled blankets and shetes therto belonging Item I giue vnto the 
saied Anthonye oqc siluer saulte parcell gilte and six siluer spoones the saied 
xx^* to euerie of my saied sonnes Anthonye Henry and James bequeathed 
I will and my mj-nde is that Thomas Sherman my eldest sonne shall 
paie it vnto them within twoe j^eres nexi: after my decease parcell of 
five score pounds w<=^ he oweth me Item I giue and bequeath vnto Willm 
Sherman Robart Shennan Bettrice Sherman Margaret and Marie Sherman 
sones and daughters off Anthonye Sherman and vnto Brigett Sherman and 
Marie Sherman daughters of James Sherman Ix^^ of lawfull money of england 

• Vide Register, vol. 59, pp. 397-400, vol. 66, pp. 322-326, and vol. 67, pp. 154- 
158. 



1914] The English Shermans 147 

equallie and evenlie to be parted and deuyded and suche parte to be paied 
vnto eurie one of them at their seuerall ages and when they shall come to the 
yeres of xx*i yeres And the saied Ix^i to be paied by my executours wherof 
Thomas Sherman my eldest sonne oweth me fortie pounds and Richard 
Sherman twentie pounds and odde money And if anye of the saied children 
do depart and decease oute of this worlde before they shall atteine and 
come vnto their seuerall ags of xx^^ yeres Then I will the parte of suche childe 
soe deceased shall remaine vnto the survyuours or survyuour of euerie of 
them so deceased And the saied Ix^i so giuen and bequeathed I will it shalbe 
bestowed in some cattell or some other thinge wherby there may growe and 
come some yerelie proffitt and gaine vnto the saied children And the saied 
gaine and proffitt to be evenlie deuyded amonge the saied children at suche 
tyme w^^ they oughte to haue their parte or porcon Item I giue vnto Willm 
Sherman Robert Sherman Bettrice Sherman Margaretfc Sherman and Marye 
Sherman sonnes and daughters of Anthonye Sherman six siluer spoones that 
is to saie one to William one to Robert one to Bettrice one to Margaret and 
twoe to Marie w*^'^ be in the custodie and possession of Anthonye Sherman 
their father Item I giue vnto James Sherman and Anthonie Sherman my 
sonnes all suche pewter as is in the counter at Roydon evenlie to be parted 
betwene them Item I giue vnto James my sone the mare with the foale 
and the shepe w^^ he nowe possesseth Item I giue vnto Elizabeth Sherman 
wief of Thomas Sherman lay sonne my veluett hoode with all things therunto 
belonginge Item I giue vnto Sybill Sherman wief of Fraunces Sherman my 
sonne a damaske kirtle and a veluett hatt and a grograine kirtle w*'^ a garde 
of veluett Item I giue vnto Elizabeth Sherman wief of Thomas Sherman my 
sone my clothe gowne garded w^^ veluett Item I giue vnto James Sherman 
my sonne six siluer spoones w^^ he nowe hath Item I giue vnto Marie 
Sherman wief vnto Anthonye Sherman a worsted gowne garded w*^ veluett 
the saied Anthonie Sherman payeng vnto James Sherman xiij^ iiijd in con- 
syderacon of the same Item I giue vnto Margerie Sherman wieff of James 
Sherman a gowne of mockadoe a worsted kirtle garded w*^ veluett and a 
savegarde Item I giue vnto the wief of Bartholomew Sherman my sone a 
clothe gowne furred and lace laied vpon it Item I giue vnto Elizabeth 
Sherman wief of John Sherman my taffatae hatt Item I giue vnto Margorie 
Sherman wief of James Sherman my saddle w^^'^ all the furnyture thereto be- 
longing Item I giue vnto James Sherman my sone my least cawdron my 
spitt a trevett and a great chafer and an yron huche w^h be at Roydon 
Item I giue vnto Margaret Sherman daughter of Anthonye Sherman a 
chest being at Yaxley Item I giue vnto Bettrice Sherman daughter^ of the 
saied Anthonie a chest at Roydon Item I will that my executours paie vnto 
my sone Bartholomew Sherman lij ^ w^ti I owe him Item I will that all my 
apparrell and rayment above giuen & bequeathed be delyuered as it is giuen 
and aboue apointed within one moneth next after my decease The rest of 
all my goods cattell implements of householde stuffe and debts whatsocuer 
they be vnbequeathed I will they shalbe evenlie and equallie deuyded be- 
twene Anthonie Sherman and James Sherman my sones Item I giue vnto 
Thomas Sherman sone of Thomas Sherman my eldest sone xx^ Item I 
giue vnto EHzabeth Sherman daughter of the saied Thomas Sherman xx^ 
when they shall accomplish and come to the full age of xx^i yeres And for 
the better and more suer performance of this my last will and testament I 
ordeine and make Thomas Sherman my eldest sone and Anthonie Sherman 
my sonnes my executours So y* the said Thomas Sherman enter and be- 
come bownden vnto my saied sonnes Henry Anthonie and James in seuerall 
bonds to euerie of them for the true payment of their parte and partes of 
their legacies aboue giuen vnto them at suche daies and tymes ai)oue be- 
queathed And that the sayed bonds be entred accordinge to the lawe 

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148 The English Shermans [April 

within twoe moneths after my decease w^^ if the saied Thomas refuse to doe 
I will he shalbe no executor And then I will Frauncos Sherman my sone to 
be executor w^ my sone Anthonie In witness whorof I haue setto my marke 
before theis witnesses foUowinge Me ipo Sherman script ore et alijs sub testibus 
noiat' Roberto Cuddon Edwardo Hodson et Robto Turveye. 

Probatum fuit testament um Imioi coram Dno Cantur' Archiepo apud 
London xj"^° die mensis Martij Anno Dni Millesimo quingen*' Soptuagesimo 
sccundo Jura^o Anthonij Sherman et Thome Sherman. (P.C.C, Peter, 9.) 

Elizabeth, who is mentioned in this will, wife of Thomas Sherman, 
was his first wife, and daughter of Anthony Yaxle}' of Melles, eo. 
Suffolk, liis second wife was Barbara Wheatrroft, daughter of 
William and Alice of Ipswich. J^arbara (W'heatcroft) Sherman 
died 18 Jan. 1021/2 and is buried in Yaxley church. Sybil, wife of 
Francis Sherman, was Sybil (Irey, daughter of Thomas and Anne 
(Plumsted) of Goswold Hall, Thrandeston, eo. SulTolk. Mary, wife 
of Anthony Shernum, was daughter of Sir Anthony CJuydat, Knight. 
After Anthony Sherman's death, wliich occurred in 1582. she married 
Robert Hall, in 1587. Elizal)eth, wife of John Sherman, was hi3 
first wife and the mother of his children. He married secondly 
Marian, widow of Thomas \\'hiting of Ipswich; and thirdly Mar- 
garet , who was his wife in 1580. 

The De Banco Society of London is exaiuining and reporting on 
the De Banco i)lea rolls, which are the clerk's minutes of the daily 
proceedings of the courts of Conmion Pleas and King's Bcnich, and 
also on certain early Chancer^' procee( lings, these rolls and pro- 
cee<iings not bi'ing indexed. From such reports many interesting 
and important facts with regard to the Yaxley Shennans are learned. 
In iSov. 1528 (Michaelnuus tenn, 20 Henry Vlll) Thomas Sherman 
of Yaxl(\v, in his own pro])er ]>erson, brings suit to recover from 
Isabell Di'dham, widow, the third part of certain lands in Burgate, 
eo. SulTolk, as his right and heritage, into which the said Isabell has 
not ingress unless after the demise which Robert Hendry, fonner 
husband of Agnes, mother of the aforesaid Thomas, whose heir he 
is, made unto the aforesaid Isabell (De Banco Roll 1059, membrane 
410). It thus ai)])ears that Ap\es Fullen, the wife of J(jhn Sherman 
of Yaxley who died in 1504 (will, dated 10 Aug. 1504, in Reglster, 
vol. 54, p. 152), had married also Robert Hendry. In De Banco 
Plea Roll 797, mend)rane 225, 38 Henry VI (Apr.-May 1400), is a 
minute of an action by John Kew of Diss, eo. Norfolk, and John 
Payn of Roydon, co. Norfolk, against John Shcnnan of Yaxley, 
yeoman, and Robert Sherman of Yaxley, yeoman, to recover a debt 
of ten markjs. These two Shermans are probably John of Yaxley, 
an abstract of whose will, dated 20 Aug. 1405, appears in Register, 
vol. 00, p. 322, and his son Robert, who is mentioned in the will. 

In Star Chamber Proceedings is a bill of complaint of Sir John 
Wiseman, Knight, against Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, stating that 
on 22 Apr., 22 Henr\' \TII (1530), complainant sent two of his 
servants to distrain for unpaid rent of an acre of land in Gors Close, 
CO. Suffolk, part of the manor of Swattyshall o\\'ned by complainant, 
which rent Sherman had refused to pay for three years; that saidj 
servants seized by way of distress a plow with four horses ; and that. 



1914] The English Shermans 149 

as they were driving in the King^s highway, Johanne Sherman and 
Margery Hege, with staves in their hands, and certain other riotous 
persons ''made a sawte & fray upon the said ij servants & put them 
in daunger of their lyvis & grevously did bete WiUiam Erysshe & 
take away the said dystress from them/' Afterwards, on 24 Apr., 
23 Henry VIII (1531), complainant's servants again distrained the 
plow and horses; ''but as they came thetherward, mette with them 
by the way, Johanne Sherman, the wyff of Thomas Sherman, Thomas 
Dykon and Margery Hedge with Stavys & stonys in their lappys, 
as well as other servants of the said Thomas Sherman, who with 
force & armis did fyghyt with them & them did bett, wond & yll 
intret.'' 

Thomas Sherman was an attorney at law with a large practice in 
the Court of Common Pleas, and he was also a great litigant himself, 
as the court records show. His wife Jane seems to have been able 
to do her share of the fighting, when occasion offered. 

The return of the lay subsidy of 1327 for Yaxley (Jakeslee) in the 
hundred of Hertesmere, co. Suffolk, shows that John Sherman was 
taxed there xii^. In the return of the lay subsidy of 1524 Thomas 
Sherman of Yaxley was taxed there 7s. 6d. on £5 of goods. In the 
return of the lay subsidy of 1568 for Yaxley Thomas Sherman, 
gentleman, appears as taxed £1. 6s. 8d. on £12 in lands, and Francis 
Sherman, his brother, was taxed 2s. 6d. on £3 in goods. 

It has been said that the maiden name of Agnes, the first wife of 
Henry Sherman of Colchester and Dedham, whose will is dated 

20 Jan. 1589/90 (Register, vol. 50, p. 281), was Butler. The will 
of Thomas Butter of Dedham, co. Essex, clothier, dated 20 Aug, 
1555 and proved 7 May 1556 (P.C.C., Ketchyn, 5), mentions his 
daughter Agnes Rolffe, makes a bequest of a silver pot to Harry 
Sherman's wife, and appoints Henry Sherman an executor. Possibly 
Agnes, the wife of Henry Sherman, was Agnes Butter, a sister or 
niece of the testator. 

The abstract of the will of Henry Sherman of Dedham, dated 

21 Aug. 1610, in Register, vol. 50, p. 285, does not mention the 
testator's son Samuel. The will, however, contains the following 
clause : 

Item — my will and meaning is that my two sons Henry and Samuel 
Sherman shall sell my 8 acres of land in the Hallfeild to the best advantage 
of my children's children as afore bequeathed within two years after my 
decease, and my meaning is that the majme profit which shall arise of the 
said land during the said two years shall be paid by them to my said son 
Daniel and his heirs. 

The will of John Herberd of Yaxley, dated 23 Jan. 1458/9 (P.C.C., 
"Stockton, 17), devises ''all my lands late bought of Margaret Sher- 
man & Thomas Porter, chaplain, lying in Yaxle in a field called 
Netherfeld." 



150 Descemlayits of Robert Huckins [April 



ROBERT HUCKINS OF THE DOVER COMBINATION 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Henry Winthrop Hardon, A.M., LL.B., of New York City 

[Continued from page 101] 

34. Eliphalet^ Huckixs (Robert,^ Jamcs,^ James* Robert,^ Jarues,'^ 

Robert^), of Holderness, fanner, born at Now Hampton 17 Mar. 
1802, died 3 June 1835. He married, 19 Nov. 1826 (town 
records), Frances Hanaford, daughter of Benjamin and 
Sarah (Wait), who was horn at New Hampton 1) Oct. 1800 
(lb.) and died at Chatham, 111., 1859. 
Children, born at Holderness: 

i. Frances L.,» b. IS Feb. 1828; d. IG Juno 1002: m. 19 Sopt. 1840 
Dk. Nkhemiah Whkjht, 8. of Dr. SaniiU'l and Mary A. (Webster), 
of A.shland, N. H., and (»f Chatham, III., 1840, physician, .\.^I. 
(Illinois ColleRo, Jacksonville, 111.), b. at IIol(lernes.s '20 Feb. 1S24, 
d. 20 Jan. 1801. Children, b. at Chatham, 111.: 1. Mnrij Frnttcrs,* 
b. 2;i June IS')!: livinR (1010); m. 25 Nov. 1870 Zaehariah t. 
McCiinnes, 8. of Willi.am and Ix^rcnda (Darneille), of Ix)ami, 111., 
clerk, b. at Loanii, 111., 24 Sept. 1849, hving (1010). 2. Jessie 
Florcncf, b. 24 Nov. 1853; liviiiR (1010); m. 23 May 1878 Benja- 
min J. Petrick, p. of Paniel jiiid Hester .\nn f.Iohns^m), of I'oca- 
hont:i5', 111., sal'-" "" '< '' Voejihontas, 111., 10 Oct. 1852, living 
(1010). 3. l)r. ( - , of Sprui^rfield, 111., phv.sician, M.D. 

(Ru.sh M(Hi. Coll.. ISSO), b. 2() Feb. 1857; living (1010); m. (1) 
30 Dec. 1880 I-Jizabeth IVlch, dau. of Hol)ert and Sarah (Pvnchon), 
b. at Ottawa. 111., 18 Jan. 18(;o. <1. 10 Oct. 1S05; m. (2) 2 Jiinc 1808 
Adah A. Huher, dau. of William Harrison and Klizabeth Jane 
(Irwin), b. at Meriden, Kans., 3 Mav 1875, Uviug (1910). 
101. ii. C.KOKdE, b. 7 Dec. 1820. 

iii. Mauy (Polly), b. 2 Aug. 1831; d. 20 Mar. 1856; m. Tiiomar 
I^)WEUY, s. of William an<l Catherine (Pierson), of Spriny;field, 
111., bridge carpenter, b. at I^ough Fske, eo. Donegal. Ireland. 2 Feb. 
1820, d. 12 Feb. HK)5. Children, b. at S[)rin>;rMld, lU.: I. Thomas* 
(twin), b. 20 Mar. 1856; d. 1856. 2. Mary (twin), b. 20 Mar. 1856; 
d. 1856. 

iv. Melinda, b. 10 Mar. 1833; d. 2 Feb. 1008; m. 18 June 1857, a.'^ his 
second wife, Thomas I^)Weuy, 8urv'iving husband of her sihter 
Mary (inde supra). Chihh-cn, b. at Springfield, 111.: 1. William 
Picrsim,* of Springfield, 111., city fireman, b. 10 Apr. 1850; living 
(1010); m. 5 Nov. 18S4 Barbara Ktter, dau. of George and Mat: !a- 
lene (Vogel), b. at Springfield, 111., 16 Feb. 1860, d. 10 Feb. l'.>()7. 
2. Ida, b. 28 Oct. 1861; d. 27 June 1870. 3. Katc,h. 11 Mar. 
1863; d. 20 Aug. 1864. 4. George, of Decatur, 111., carpenter, b. 
13 June 1866; Uving (1010); m. 28 Nov. 1889 Marie Caroline 
Luthe, dau. of John C. H. and Dorothea fShackel), b. at Listling, 
near Magdeburg, Pru.ssia, 23 I->b. 1804, hving (1910). 5. Edwin 
Eugene, b. 12 Oct. 1870; d. unm. 10 July 1904. 6. Thomas, of 
SpringfieM, III., postman, b. 15 Apr. 1873; living (1910); m. 
15 Apr. 1896 Ellen Bullough, dau. of WiUiam and EHzabeth (Wil- 
liams), b. at Braidwood, 111., 14 July 1870, Uving (1910). 

35. Thomas^ Huckixs {Robert,^ James,^ James,* Robert,^ James^^ 

Robert^'), of Holderness, farmer, born at Xew Hampton 16 Nov. 
1805, died 1 Apr. 1888. He married, 16 Mar. 1834 (to^Ti 
records), Comfort D.^ Sanborn, daughter of Nathaniel^ and 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 151 

Comfort^ (Dow) (Sanborn Family, p. 208), who was born at 
New Hampton 13 Aug. 1802 and died 8 Sept. 1872. 

Children, born at Holderness (family Bible in possession 
of Henry A. Moulton, surviving husband of Florence Dell 
(Greenleaf), daughter of Martha A.^ (Huckins) Greenleaf): 

i. Mary S.,^ b. 1 Apr. 1837; d. unm. 19 June 1854. 

ii. Martha A., b. 27 May 1842; d. 11 July 1904; m. 1 Aug. 1858 Hiram 
Greenleaf, s. of Samuel and Hannah J. (Lakin), of Holderness, 
farmer, b. at Campton 20 Nov. 1835, d. 4 Mar. 1899. Children, 
b. at Holderness: 1. Mary Susan,^ b. 6 July 1863; d. s.p. 1 Jan. 
1881; m. 1 Nov. 1879 Arthur W. Farmer, s. of Levi and Abigail 
(Straw), of Holderness, farmer, b. at Plymouth 2 Nov. 1858, living 
(1910). 2. Florence Dell, b. 18 May 1870; d. s.p. 8 June 1913; m. 
27 Sept. 1896 Henry A. Moulton, s. of Fred M. and Louise M. 
(Fellowes), of Holderness, farmer, b. at -Bridge water 22 Sept. 1866, 
living (1913). 

36. Dea. James"^ Huckins {Robert,^ James,^ James,'^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Ashland, 1849, shoemaker, member of the Legis- 
lature, born at New Hampton 29 Mar. 1807, died 22 Jan. 1886. 
He married, 22 Oct. 1831, his third cousin, Lois Plaisted, 
daughter of Benning Moulton (8, iv, 1) and Phebe (Eaton), 
who was born at New Hampton 11 Jan. 1809 and died 16 July 
1878.^ 
Children, born at Holderness: 

i. Cordelia M.,8 b. 24 Jan. 1834; d. 7 Mar. 1906; m. 14 Feb. 1866 
William H. Cheney, s. of Albert Gallatin and Hannah (Heath), 
of Ashland, and of Freeland, Wyo., 1889, farmer, ranchman, 
justice of the peace, b. at North Groton 29 Jan. 1840, d. 6 Dec. 
1908. Only child, b. at Sanbornton: 1. Albert Gallatin,^ of Free- 
land, Wyo., ranchman, b. 29 Mar. 1867; living (1910); m. 3 May 
1886 Sara M. Purcell, dau. of Thomas and Sara A. (Colson), b. at 
Huckarde, near Dortmund, Prussia, 26 Nov. 1866, hving (1910). 
102. ii. James Ford, b. 13 Aug. 1840. 

37. Jonathan Gordon^ Huckins (Robert,^ James,^ James,^ Robert,^ 

James, ^ Robert^), of Holderness, farmer, born at New Hamp- 
ton 4 Apr. 1815, died 14 Jan. 1871. He married, 25 Feb. 1841 
(town records), Salvina Hodge, daughter of Solomon and 
Apphia (Wells), who was born at Rumney 13 Jan. 1819 (^6.) 
and died 13 Dec. 1902. 

Children, born at Holderness (family Bible in possession, 
1910, of Mary Abigail^ (Huckins) Rock of Claremont) : 

i. RoBERT,8 b. 3 Jan. 1842; d. 3 Aug. 1844. 

ii. Robert, of Lynn, Mass., shoe- worker, b. 27 Aug. 1845; d. unm. 
24 Jan. 1902. 

iii. Mary Abigail, b. 23 Mar. 1849; living (1910); m. 5 Nov. 1871 
Alphonse Howard Rock, s. of Joseph and Maria (Howard), of 
Unity and Claremont, baker, soldier in the Civil War, b. at North- 
field, Vt., 19 Nov. 1840, living (1910). Children, b. at Claremont: 
1. Maria A.,' b. 11 Aug. 1872; d. unm. 23 Sept. 189G. 2. WUiiam 
A., of Winooski, Vt., weaver, b. 25 Aug. 1873; hving s.p. (1910); 
m. at Canterbury, 25 June 1901, Charlotte C. Ware, dau. of Gilbert 
J. and Ellen M. (Fields), b. at Northport, Me., 12 Mar. 1872, 
hving (1910). 3. Martha E., b. 23 Dec. 1874; hving s.p. (1910); 
m. at Unity, 23 Dec. 1892, Herbert L. Reed, s. of Jonathan and 
Deborah (Hunt), of Springfield, Mass., janitor, b. at Unity 23 Dec. 
1869, living (1910). 4. Nellie A., b. 25 May 1870; d. 28 Sept. 



152 Desceiidants of Robert Huckins [April 

1894. 5. Ida S., b. 11 Jan. 1880; living unm. (1910). 6. Edward 
C, of Plymouth, Mass., weaver, b. 19 Nov. 1884; living (1910); m. 
8 Dec. 1907 Mary Ellen Gardner, dau. of William and Ellen (Colla- 
han), b. at Plymouth, Mass., 15 Mar. 1885, hving (1910). 7. 
Oliver B., of Springfield, Mass., toolmaker, b. 24 Oct. 18SG; living 
unm. (1910). 8. Clifton J., of Springfield, Mass., machinist, b. 
16 Apr. 1889; hving unm. (1910). 
iv. Ida Belle, b. 21 Oct. 1855; d. 7 Oct. 1880; m. Oct. 1872 (town 
records) John Neil, s. of James and Janet (McGregor), of Ashland, 
w'oolsorter, b. at Greenock, Scotland, 7 Aug. 1850, d. at Centre 
Harbor 7 Jan. 1886. Children, b. at Ashland: 1. William H.,' of 
Wolfeborough, carpenter, b. 18 June 1874; hving (1910); m. at 
Moultonborough, 11 Jan. 1902, Minnie Grace liohnes, dau. of 
Nathaniel H. and Mary Ehzabeth (Bennett), b. at Tamworth 

30 Oct. 1864, hving (1910). 2. Mary Jand, b. 18 Feb. 1876; hving 
8.p. (1910); m. 25 Nov. 1892 Fred E. Glines, s. of Simon D. and 
Elizabeth (Tate), of Centre Harbor, painter, b. at Moultonborough 
8 Mar. 1867, hving (1910). 

V. Carlos Allen, of Ashland, clerk, b. 3 July 1860; d. unm. 10 Jan. 1912. 

38. Henry^ Huckins {Robert,^ James,^ James* Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^) y of Holderness, farmer, born at New Hampton 11 Feb. 

1817, died 29 May 1889 (town records). He married, 10 Mar. 

1845, Adeline Wigcin, dauj!;hter of Chase and Mary (Eaton), 

who was born at Holderness 21 Aug. 1818 and died 26 Dec. 

1889 (lb.). 

Children, born at Holderness: 

i. Henuy A.,« b. 2.J May 1852; d. 17 June 1852. 

ii. Lkkoy, b. 1 May 1S54; d. 2 June 1854. 

iii. Adeline E., b. 19 Sept. 1855; living (1910); ra. 4 July 187G Daniel 

S. Batcheldeb, 8. of ]{ev. Daniel and Mary J. (Plumnier), of 

Ashland, fanner, b. at HridKCwater 22 Nov. 1851, living (1910). 

Children, b. at II()ldernes.s: 1. .1 Son,^ h. 5 Au^;. 1880; d. 5 Aug. 

1880. 2. Ervillc John, of Ashland, farmer, b. '6 May 1884; hving 

unm. (1910). 

39. Stephen Pitman^ Huckins (Robert,^ Jarnes,^ James,* Robert,^ 

James f^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, born at New 
Hampton 5 June 1826, died 12 Feb. 190G. He married, 
7 May 1856, his first cousin once removed, Rachel Jane 
Hanaford, daughter of Peter and Nancy (Smith) (9, vi, i), 
who was born at New Hampton 14 Aug. 1827 and died 18 
Jan. 1906. 

Children, born at New Hampton: 

i. Mary E.,* b. 7 July 1857; d. s.p. 11 June 1888 (town records); ra. 

31 Jan. 1885, as his second wife, her second cousin, Albert M.' 
Huckins (59, ii), s. of Horace^ and Martha G. (Plaisted), q.v. 

ii. Stephen Almon, of New Hampton, farmer, b. 22 Mar. 1860; living 
s.p.* (1910); m. 16 Sept. 1901 Margaret Rose (McCormick) 
Cochran, dau. of Edward and Ehza (McGee) and former wife of 
Wihiam, b.^at Hydesville, Vt., 18 Apr. 1860, hving (1910J. 

40. Orlando G.^ Huckins (Robert,^ James,^ James* Robert,^ James ^^ 

Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, born at New Hampton 
5 July 1828, died 2 May 1880 (town records). He married 
his first cousin once removed, Mary Smith, daughter of 

• He has adopted as his son Harold* Huckins, son of Rodney H.* (125) and Luna B. 
(Bartlett), q.v. 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 153 

Benjamin and Hannah (Mudgett) (9, ii, 3), who was born at 
New Hampton 4 Sept. 1828 and died 23 Jan. 1907. 
Only child, born at New Hampton: 

103. i. Benjamin Lester, ^ b. 15 Jan. 1853. 

41. Nathaniel Perkins^ Huckins (John,^ James,^ James,^ Robert,^ 

J antes, ^ Robert^), of Holderness, 1830, farmer, town officer, 
born at New Hampton 23 June 1806, died 18 May 1888 (town 
records). He married, 10 May 1829 (ib.), Nancy Smith, 
daughter of Philip and Abigail (Jewell), who was born at New 
Hampton 7 Dec. 1806 and died 10 Nov. 1880 (ib.). 
Children, born at Holderness: 

104. i. Jonathan Burley,^ b. 4 Feb. 1831. 

105. ii. John Calvin, b. 19 Aug. 1832. 

iii. Elvira Jane, b. 20 Mar. 1836; living (1910); m. 25 Nov. 1858 
Walter W. Smith, s. of Moses and Abigail (French), of Holderness, 
farmer, b. at Campton 10 Feb. 1835, living (1910). Only child, b. 
at Holderness: 1. Almore W.,^ of Holderness, mill hand, b. 18 Feb. 
1860; Kving unm. (1910). 

42. John Buzzell^ Huckins (John,^ James,^ James,^ Robert,^ James j^ 

Robert^), of Holderness, farmer, born at New Hampton 31 May 
1810, died 12 Feb. 1898 (town records). He married first, 
6 June 1836, his cousin, Dorcas H. Smith (9, vi, 3), daughter 
of John and Esther^ (Huckins), q.v.] and secondly, 5 July 1845 
(^6.), Nancy C. Worthen, daughter of Charles and Joanna^ 
(Chas'e), who was born at Holderness 11 Dec. 1812 and died 
*30 Apr. 1881 (^6.), 

Children by first wife, born at Holderness (family Bible in 
possession, 1910, of George A. Hunt, son of Catherine B.* 
(Huckins), of B ridge water ) : 

i. Sylvester F.,* of Cavendish, Vt., farmer, b. 3 June 1837; d. s.p. 
20 Apr. 1909; m. 28 June 1865 Josephine Parker, dau. of Jamea 
and Mary (Merrill), b. at Sharon, Vt., 9 Sept. 1838, living (1910) 
at Sharon, Vt. 

ii. Amanda P., b. 31 Dec. 1839; d. s.p. 16 Mar. 1895; m. 5 May 1865 
George C. Taylor, s. of Oilman R. and Mary (Baker), of Campton, 
farmer, b. at Campton 5 Dec. 1833, living (1910). 

iii. Catherine B., b. 25 Apr. 1841; d. 5 May 1900; m. (1) at Campton, 
31 Jan. 1867 (town records), George W. Hont, s. of Matthew P. 
and Deborah (Taylor), of Woodstock and of Thornton, 1870, 
farmer, b. at North Woodstock 23 Nov. 1833, d. 4 Mar. 1875; 
m. (2) at New Hampton, 16 Jan. 1876 (i6.), her fourth cousin once 
removed, Henry Fillmore Plaisted, s. of Cyrus C. and EHzabcth 
(Rowe) and grandson of Stephen (14, i, 2), of Thornton, farmer, b. 
at New Hampton 22 Sept. 1849, d. 20 May 1877; m. (3) at Holder- 
ness, 29 June 1882 {ih), as his second wife, Rufus Bl.vkb, s. of 
Miphalet and Mary (Russell ?), of Plymouth, blacksmith, b. at 
Alexandria 1830, d. 28 May 1884. Children by first husband: 
* 1. Julia Etta,^ b. at Woodstock 26 July 1869; d. 17 July 1870. 2. 
George A., ot Bridgewater, farmer, b. at Thornton 16 May 1871; 
living (1910); m. 12 July 1898 Emma G. Pillsbury, dau. of Frank 
and ELsie M. (O'Neil), b. at Bridgewater 11 July 1880, living (1910). 
3. John M., of Tilton, farmer, b. at Thornton 21 Aug. 1874; livuig 
s.p. (1910); m. 8 Jan. 1895 Abigail L. Cavcrly, dau. of Darnel and 
Mary L. (Shaw), b. at Meredith 26 Oct. 1872, living (1910). Only 
child by second husband: 4. Chester (who took Hunt as his surnamtj), 
of Rumney, farmer, b. at New Hampton 13 Dec. 1876; Uving 



154 Descendants of Robert Huckins [April 

(1910); m. at Pkmouth, 22 Nov. 1896, ISIary B. Palmer, dau. of 
Charles W. and Elizabeth A. (Loveland), b. at Holdernesa 1 Jan. 
1877, living (1910). 

Children by second wife, born at Holderness: 

iv. Dorcas Anne, b. 5 June 1846; d. unra. 26 Jan. 1912. 
V. Charlotte I., b. 16 Aug. 1847; d. 2 Nov. 1847. 

43. Thomas P.^ Huckins {John,^ Jamcs,^ James,"^ Robert,^ James,^ 
Robert^), of Warren and of Orford, 1870, farmer, born at New 
Hampton 11 July 1812, died 7 Apr. 1889 (town records). 
He married, 28 June 1835 {ib.), Lucretia Berry, daughter 
of Newell and Hannah (Howe), who was born at New 
Hampton 20 Aug. 1815 and died at Portsmouth 24 Feb. 
1898 (ib.). 

Children, the first one l^orn at Holderness, the others at 
Wentworth (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Judith A.^ 
(Huckins) Foote of Orford): 

106. i. Aix)Nzo K.,8 b. 11 Nov. 1835. 

ii. Melissa, b. 18 Jan. 1841; d. 25 Sept. 1907; m. 25 Aug. 1860 Hiram 
C. Gale, s. of Alonzo and Rhoda (Fogg), of ^^'ar^on and of Laconia, 
fanner, b. at Bridgcwater 12 Juno 1887, d. 2 A])r. 1903. Only 
child: 1. Malta Brlh;^ h. at Warren 27 July 18(U; living (1910); 
ni. (1) 21 Nov. 1883 Hcrbort C. Knowlton, 8. of John and Rachel 
(Batchekk'r), of Laconia, merchant, h. at Sanbornton 21 Apr. 1859, 
d. 28 Aug. 188G; in. (2) 10 July 1889 CharU^s K. Sanborn, s. of Jacob 
and Sarah (Sanl)orn). of Laconia, merchant, b. at Lowell, Mass., 
8 Mar. 181.'), living (1910). 

iii. Dorcas M., b. 30 Nov. 1813; d. 23 Jan. 1895; m. 6 May 1866 Horace 
H. Morrison, s. of George W. and Sarah (Gihnan), of Haverhill, 
carj)enter, b. at Roxbury, Ma.^s., 18 Dec. 1838, hving (1910). 
Children, b. at Havfrhill: 1. Ilorncf' Eugene,^ of Piermont, miller, 
hnnluT merchant, b. 20 Apr. 1867; hving (1910); m. 5 Nov. 1889 
Ida May Robie, dau. of Lvman M. and Kunice A. (Cofran), b. at 
Corinth, Vt., 9 May 1868, living (1910). 2. Sarah Luelta, b. 8 June 
1872; d. 23 Mar. 1873. 

107. iv. Thomas, b. 31 Mav 1848. 

v. JuDiTU A., b. 7 July 1852; hving (1910); m. 4 July 1869 James E. 
FooTE, 8. of Samuel Emory and Al)igail (Swain), of Orford, farmer, 
b. at Warren 4 Sept. 1847, hving (1910). Only child: 1. Harry B.,'* 
of Orford, farmer, merchant, b. at Warn^n 27 Feb. 1873; living 
(1910); m. at Piermont, 15 Oct. 1892, Clarihel Felch, only dau. of 
Henrv H. and Kate A. (Bradish), b. at Cannon City, Colo., 15 Oct. 

1872, living (1910). 

vi. Rebecca J., b. 22 Apr. 1854; d. 19 May 1903; m. at Warren, 12 Jan. 

1873, Horatio K. Lirby, s. of P]zra B. and Eva (Sinclair), of Gras- 
mere, farmer, b. at \\'arren 24 Oct. 1851, living (1910). Children: 
1. Elizabeth A.,^ b. at Warren 9 Jan. 1877; d. 20 Mar. 1911; m. 
28 May 1898 Wilham Porritt, s. of Francis and Mary (Wells), of 
Goffstown, merchant, b. at Rochdale, co. Lancaster, Eng., 18 Dec. 
1876, hving (1910). 2. Merda Belle, b. at Orford 25 Apr. 1887; 
hving unm. (1910). 

4:4. Enos a.'' Huckins (John,^ James,^ James,^ Robert,^ James,^ 
Robert^), of Warren, 1839, shoemaker, born at New Hampton 
7 July 1815, died 7 Nov. 1858. He married, 27 Jan. 1837 
(town records), Elizabeth C. Ingalls, daughter of Satchell 
C. and Hannah (Heath), who was born at Deerfield 23 Aug. 
1811 and died at Pl^Tnouth 9 June 1886 {ib,). 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 155 

Children, born at Warren: 

i. Charles,^ of Warren, farmer, b. 29 Apr. 1839; living s.p. (1910); m. 
(1) 9 Nov. 1860 Mary B. Sargent, dau. of Samuel and Mary Jane 
(Davis), b. 10 May 1842, d. 28 Nov. 1864; m. (2) Nov. 1867 Maria 
(Perkins) Philbrook, dau. of Israel and Mary (Burnham) and 
widow of Edwin, b. at Warren 20 July 1838, living (1910); m. (3) 
June 1870 Eva Jackson, dau. of Hiram and Eliza, Id. at Concord, 
- Me., Nov. 1842, d. 1 Apr. 1881. 

ii. Enos, of Plymouth, 1884, physician, member of the Legislature, M.D. 
(Philadelphia Medical Coll., 1876), b. 10 Aug. 1845; d. s.p. 9 Apr. 
1903; m. (1) 15 Mar. 1868 Martha C. Merrill, dau. of True and 
Sarah (Clough), b. at Warren 26 Sept. 1849, d. 16 Apr. 1894 (town 
records); m. (2) 7 May 1898 Viola V. Evans, dau. of Darius B. 
and Emma F. (Lee), b. at Holderness 17 Apr. 1875, who m. (2) 
George Merrill (Stearns's Plymouth, vol. 2, p. 359) and is Uving 
(1910) at Plymouth. 

iii. Cora, b. 10 Sept. 1851; d. 19 May 1871; m. 19 Nov. 1869 (town 
records) Ximenez P. Wright, s. of Joel A. and Martha B. (Bad- 
lett), of Piermont and of Pike, farmer, b. at Groton, Mass., 26 Dec. 
1850, hving (1910). Only child: 1. Enos A.,^ b. at Piermont 
12 Sept. 1870; d. 14 Mar. 1871. 

45. Calvin Smith^ Huckins {John,^ James,^ James,^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, born at New Hampton 
11 July 1822, died 9 July 1877. He married, 26 Apr. 1842, 
his cousin, Mary Ann Plaisted (9, xii, 3), daughter of 
Samuel and Nancy^ (Huckins), q.v. 

Children, born at New Hampton (family Bible in posses- 
sion, 1910, of Charles B.^ Huckins of New Hampton): 

i. Frank H.,8 b. 24 Aug. 1843; d. 28 Oct. 1843. 

108. ii. Edwin Morris, b. 4 Dec. 1849. 

109. iii. Simeon Dana, b. 1 Aug, 1853. 

iv. John Calvin, b. 11 Aug. 1856; d. unm. 2 June 1878. 

V. Charles Burnham, of New Hampton, farmer, b. 2 Oct. 1859; living 
s.p. (1910); m. 22 Oct. 1881 Mary E. Waters, dau. of Azro and 
Emeline (Converse), b. at Littleton 26 Jan. 1863, living '(1910). 

46. Daniel G.^ Huckins (John,^ James,^ James, ^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Boston, machinist, born at New Hampton 23 July 
1825, died at Tewksbury, Mass., 2 Jan. 1894 (town records). 
He married first Eliza Moffatt, said to have been of Phila- 
delphia; and secondly, at Framingham, Mass., 15 Dec. 18G9 
(lb.), Juliette R. Johnson, daughter of WilHam P. and 
Susan E. (Hanson), who was born at Framingham, Mass., 
6 Apr. 1848 (ib.) and died 7 Mar. 1886. 

Only child, by second wife: 
i. FiiANK,8 b. abt. 1873; said to be of Lowell^ Mass. 

47. Nathan^ Huckins (Daniel,^ James,^ James,* Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of New Hampton, printer, born at New Hampton 
5 Apr. 1808 (towTi records), died 4 Aug. 1883. He married, 
11 Nov. 1830 (ib.), Sophia S. Kelly, daughter of Wyzeman 
and Ehzabeth E. (Hadley), who was born at Rumney 29 
July 1807 and died 28 June 1867. 

Children (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Helen S.' 
(Huckins) Burch of Lowell, Mass.): 

110. i. William B.,8 b. at New Hampton 12 June 1832. 



156 Descendants of Robert Huckins [April 

ii. Helen S., b. at New Hampton 3 Feb. 1836; living (1910); m. at 
Lowell, Mass., 15 Nov. 1856, John Burch, s. of Isaac and Hannah 
(Braley), of Lowell, Mass., mason, plumber, b. at Hartford, Vt., 
9 Mar. 1832, living (1910). Children, b. at Lowell, Mass.: 1. 
William Alonzo,^ of Detroit, Mich., clergyman, publisher, b. 28 Nov. 
1857; living (1910); m. 12 Dec. 1881 Mabel Swain, dau. of Darius 
and Almena (Little), b. at Warren 28 Feb. 1858, living (1910). 2. 
John Franklin, of Lowell, Mass., janitor, b. 25 Mar. 1859; living 
(1910); m. 2 Feb. 1888 Ahce Van Dyke, b. at Rochester, Vt., d. 
20 Mar. 1898. 3. Arthur Sylvanus, of Springfield, Mass., plumber, 
b. 24 Nov. 1861; living (1910); m. at Lowell, Mass., 11 July 1887 
(town records), Martha B. Bamford, dau. of William and Joyce, 
b. at Orivel, P. Q., 1860, living (1910). 

111. iii. Alonzo a., b. at West Rumney 3 Feb. 1838. 

iv. Melissa, b. at New Hampton 8 July 1840; living s.p. (1910); m. (1) 
29 Oct. 1864 Richard Shepard, s. of Richard and Ehzabeth (Shep- 
ard), of Holderness, farmer, b. at Holderness 31 July 1818, d. 1 May 
1869; m. (2) 19 July 1872 Samuel Shepard, brother of her de- 
ceased husband, of Ashland, farmer, b. at Holderness 30 Sept. 1815, 
d. 25 Aug. 1884; m. (3) Feb. 1887 John H. Baker, s. of Brown and 
Phebe P. (Colhns), of Dover, carpenter, b. at Gardiner, Me., 1 Jan. 
1832, living (1910). 

48. David^ Huckins {Daniel,^ Janies,^ James,^ Robert,^ James,'^ 

Robert^), of Orange, Mass., and of Ashby, Mass., 1884, black- 
smith, born at New Hampton 12 Feb. 1810 (town records), 
died 24 Oct. 1893. He married, Sept. 1831, Melinda Dow, 
daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Dicy), who was born at 
Gilmanton 15 Dec. 1808 and died 24 Jan. 1893. 

Children, the first one born at Meredith, the next four at 
New Hampton, the others at Lowell, Mass. (family Bible in 
possession, 1910, of Susan C.^ (Huckins) Stanley of Fitch- 
burg, Mass.): 

112. i. Charles Wesley,^ b. 3 Mar. 1832. 

ii.. Amanda A., b. 7 Aug. 1835; d. s.p. in New York City 3 May 1884; 

m. 18 Apr. 1868 David M. Whitney, 8. of Richard and Janet 

(McCoy), of Ashby, Mass., merchant, b. at Clarendon, Vt., 1811, 

d. 26 May 1889. 
iii. George, b. 11 Apr. 1837; d. 29 May 1838. 
iv. Edwin J. D., of Fitchburg, Mass., blacksmith, soldier in the Civil 

War, b. 29 May 1839; hving s.p. (1910); m. (1) at Lowell, Mass., 

3 Apr. 1867, Belinda Ricker, dau. of Jacob and Hannah, b. at 

Moultonborough 4 Oct. 1834, d. at Athol, Mass., 19 Mar. 1869; zxi. 

(2) at Ayer, Mass., 15 Jan. 1870, M.artha Louise Taylor, dau. 

of David and Louisa (CooUdge), b. at Fitchburg, Mass., 31 July 

1832, Uving (1910). 
V. Henry L., of Worcester, Mass., machinist, soldier in the Civil War, 

b. 13 Sept. 1841; d. s.p. 25 Mar. 1903; m. at Lowell, Mass., 15 Oct. 

1866, MARi.f C. Adams, dau. of Enoch and Ehzabeth, b. in Maine 

1839, d. at Lowell, Mass. 
vi. Eliza Jane, b. 19 Feb. 1847; d. at Lowell, Mass., 21 Feb. 1848. 
vii. Susan C, b. 26 Jan. 1850; hving s.p. (1910) at Fitchburg, Mass.; m. 

at Lowell, Mass., 6 Apr. 1865, Franklin M. Stanley, only child 

of George M. and Ida C, b. at Rome, N. Y., 25 Feb. 1833, d. 11 

June 1900. 

49, Jonathan Dolloff' Huckins (Daniel,^ J antes ^^ Jaraes^^ Robert^ 

James'^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, born at New 
Hampton 24 Nov. 1812 (town records), died 6 Dec. 1887 (ib.). 
He married first, 26 Nov. 1836 (i6.), Dorothy Dow, daughter 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 157 

of Jonathan and Mary (Dicy), who was bom at Gilmanton 
and died s.p.; secondly (mtention recorded 5 Dec. 1841) his 
cousin, Abigail (Smith) Dolloff (9, vi, 4), daughter of John 
and Esther^ (Huckins), who was born at New Hampton 
1812 and died 16 July 1851; and thirdly (intention recorded 
23 Jan. 1853) Elizabeth (Clark) Colfass, widow, who was 
born at Meredith 1815 and died 18 Dec. 1887 (town records). 
Children by second wife, born at New Hampton: 

i. Susan Mart a,' d. aged 18. 

ii. RuFUS, of New Hampton, farmer, b. 1845; d. s.p. at Laconia 18 May 
1910; m. 24 Dec. 1878 (town records) Mahala J. (Mauston) 
Connor, dau. of Haven and Tryphena (Ray) and widow of George, 
b. at Meredith 30 Aug. 1827, d. 1 Jan. 1909 (ih.). 

iii. Elizabeth Medora, b. 12 Aug. 1846; d, s.-p* at Sanbornton 30 Mar. 
1902 (town records); m. at New Hampton, 12 Nov. 1805, Henry 
H. MouLTON, s. of Aaron M. and Sarah (Eastman), of Franklin 
and of Exeter, farmer, soldier in the Civil War (14th N. H. Vol.), 
b. at Loudon 25 July 1843, living (1910). 

iv. Silas Curtice, of New Hampton, artisan, b. 8 Nov. 1848; d. iinm. 
23 Nov. 1912. 

50. Calvin^ Huckins (Daniel,^ James,^ James,^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Holderness, 1860, stonemason, farmer, born at 
New Hampton 5 Noy. 1816 (town records), died 28 Feb. 1897 
(i6.). He married (intention recorded 9 Jan. 1844) Welthy 
Brown, daughter of Benjamin and Susan (Putney), who was 
born at Warren 5 June 1821 and died 28 Oct. 1891 (i6.). 

Children, born at New Hampton (family Bible in possession, 
1910, of Arah^ Huckins, son of George W.,^ of Holderness) : 

1. Mary A.,8 b. 1844; d. 16 Feb. 1848. 
113. ii. George W., b. 27 Mar. 1845. 

iii. Mark D., b. 19 July 1852; d. in infancy. 

iv. Vesta Ann, b. 25 May 1857; living (1910) at Kezar Falls, Me.; m. 
at Holderness, 13 Mar. 1875, Ashley Weeks, s. of John and 
Almira (Cox), of Porter, Me., farmer, b. at Holderness 28 Feb. 
1853, living (1910). Children, b. at Holderness: I. Ad(;l(iiflr, NiiiAi,'* 
b. 13 Oct. 1875; living (1910); m. 19 June 1894 Frank W. McEwan, 
8. of Joseph and Margaret (llough), of Dover, expressman, b. at 
Massena, N. Y., 3 Sept. 1872, living (1910). 2. Sophia Adde, b. 
9 Dec. 1880; living s.p. (1910); m. 30 Oct. 1907 David D. Allen, 8. 
of James and Louisa (Dobson), of Dover, gardener, b. at Bayfield, 
N. B., 22 Mar. 1848, living (1910). 

V. Mary S., b. 21 Sept. 18G0; living s.p. (1910) at Dover; m. at Dover, 
29 Nov. 1877 (town records), Joseph Holt, s. of .Asa and Olive 
(Rowe), of Dover, railroad employee, b. at Dover 4 Jan. 1835, d. 
19 Feb. 1913. 

vi. William M., b. 28 Apr. 18G9; d. in infancy. 

51. Daniel B."' Huckins (Daniel,^ James,^ James} Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Holyoke, Mass., and of Kvansville, Wis., raiison, 
born at New Hampton 8 Aup;. 182G, dicul at h:vansville. Wis., 
5 May 1878. He married first, at Spriiigaeld, Mass., 15 Mar. 

•She adoptod as hor danRhtcr Alice M. Collina, daunhtor of I^rnj.itnin and Alirfl 
(Cro98) (Cros.s'H Northfirld, vol. 2, p. 03), who waa born at Northfirld 12 Apr. 1S71 
and wa.s marriffl at P>anl<lin, 2 Feb. IS'U, to Fred E. HurlriKh, Bon of Daniol H. and 
Hiildah L. (Wilbur), of East Andover, farmer, horn at Fn;niont 10 S.-pt. IKOf), livinj? 
(l'.)i:i). Mrs. fiurleigh was living at Haverhill, Maaa., in l'J13. Nine children, of whoui 
ooe is deceased. 



158 Descendants of Robert Huckins [April 

1855 (town records), Susan E. Cook, daughter of Reuben 
and Pauline (McLaughlin), who was born at Plattsburgh, 
N. Y., 1832 and died 6 Sept. 1863; secondly, in Vermont, a 
wife whose name has not been found; and thirdly, at Evans- 
ville, Wis., Lydia E. McMillan, daughter of John and Laura 
A. (Doty), who was born probably at Adrian, Mich., 21 Oct. 
1844 and died 15 Sept. 1875. 

Children by first wife, born at Evansville, Wis. : 

i. LuELLA P. ,8 b. 17 Feb. 1857; d. at Evansville, Wis., 5 May 1874. 

ii. Abkiail, b. 5 July 1861; d. 22 May 1903; in. 24 May 1882 James C. 
Everett, b. of lienry C. ami Maria (Collins), of Lansing, Mich., 
merchant, b. at Lansinjz;, Mich., 19 Dec. 1851, living (1910). Child- 
ren, b. at Lansing, Slich.: 1. Henry Arthur,* of Toledo, Ohio, 
machinist, b. 23 July 1884; hving (1910); ni. 4 Sept. 1906 Mabel 
Whitncv, adopted dau. of William and Edna (Moss), b. at St. 
Thoma-s P. Q., 29 Sept. 1889, hvim; (1910). 2. Gladi/a Julia, b. 
4 July 1886; hving s.p. (1910); m. 25 July 1907 Robert Hoff, s. of 
Charles and Harriet (Holmes), of Detroit, Mich., machinist, b. at 
Anderson, Mich., 1 Jan. 18S6, living (1910). 3. (Vara Xcfrcrm, b. 
22 Sept. 1SS9; d. s.p. 12 .\ug. 1911; m. 2S Nov. 1906 Robert Barr, 
8. of James and Ann (W'anh'r), of I^ansing, Mich., wheelwright, b. 
at (^hatham, Mich., 12 Jan. 1872, living (1910). 4. Marie Collins. 
b. 16 Dec, i893; m. 19 June 1913 Leon Rogers, s. of Orl and 
Ellen (Wiltse), of I^msing. Midi., machinist, b. at Allen. Mich., 27 
May I89t). 5. Lionel li., b. 15 Apr. 1899; d. 23 Aug. 1901. 

Only child by third wife, born at Evansville, Wis.: 

iii. AuTiiru J., of Miles City, Mont., printer, b. 31 May 1866; living 
(1910) ; m. 9 June 1893 Emma A. Peteils, dau. of Anson and Emily, 
living (1910). 

52. Joseph D.^ IIuckins (Daniel,^ Jajucs,^ James,* Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Bay City, Mich., 1851, and of Beaver Lake, 
Mich., lumber dealer, ])orn at New Hampton 4 Aug. 1828, 
wa.s living in 1910. lie married, 18 Mar. 1855, Coudelia 
Pierce, daughter of Nathan and Mary (Beales), who was 
born at Watertown, N. Y., 20 Feb. 183G and died 12 Mar. 
1900. 
Children, born at Bay Cit}^ Mich.: 

114. i. BEUT,8b. 12 Dec. 1859. 

ii. Nellie M., b. 10 Nov. 1864; d. 1 Mar. 1897; in. 1.5 May 1889 
William L. Peck, s. of William H. and Mary (Edson), of East 
Jordan, Mich., railroad employee, b. at Aldcn, N. Y., 24 Oct. 1804, 
living (1910). Children, b. at Bay City, Mich.: 1. Ralph,* of Bay 
Citv, Mich., railroad employee, b. 12 July 1890; living unm. 
(1910). 2. Ward, of Ann Arbor, Mich., student, b. 24 Aug. 1891; 
living unm. (1910). 3. Helen, b. 1 July 1893; living unm. (1910). 

iii. Fred P., of Appleton, Wis., insurance agent, b. 22 May 1870; hving 
s.p. (1910); m. 31 Aug. 1893 Margaret Schlatterer, dau. of 
Christian G. and Ehzabeth (Keinath), b. at East Saginaw, Mich., 
18 Jan. 1870, hving (1910). 

53. Dana D.'^ Huckins {Daniel,^ James,^ James,* Robert,^ James^ 

Robert^), of Lowell, Mass., and of Bay City, Mich., 1862, 
carpenter, born at New Hampton 22 ]\lay 1830, died 1 May 
1865. He married, 1 May 1855, Vesta A. Poti^er, daughter 
of David and Ada (Witherell) (History of Litchfield, Me., 
p. 267), who was born at Litchfield, Me., 23 May 1829 and 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 159 

died at Fremont 21 June 1908. She married secondly Benja- 
min F. Bisbee, thirdly Charles C. Frost, and fourthly John P. 
Clifton. 

Only child, born at Lowell, Mass. : 

115. i. Albert D.,^ b. 23 Mar. 1859. 

54. Benjamin Smith^ Huckins (James, ^ James, ^ James, ^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, born at New 
Hampton 20 Nov. 1813, died 17 Feb. 1874. He married, 
3 Sept. 1833 (town records), Elizabeth G. Smith, daughter 
of Josiah and Hannah (Oilman), who was born at New Hamp- 
ton 24 Aug. 1811 and died 10 June 1886 (ib.). 

Children, born at New Hampton (family Bible in possession, 
1910, of AbigaiP (Huckins) Lowd of Ashland) : 

116. i. James E.,^ b. 30 Dec. 1834. 

ii. Mary Jane, b. 30 Nov. 1836; d. unm. 20 Aug. 1853. 

iii. Abigail, b. 24 Aug. 1841; living s.p. (1910) at Plymouth; m. 1 Nov. 
1883 Edward B. Lowd, s. of Joseph and Mary (Willoughby), of 
Holderness, farmer, b. at Plymouth 10 May 1831, d. 28 Sept. 1909. 

iv. Louisa, b. 20 Sept. 1843; d. unm. 21 June 1868. 

117. V. John Smith, b. 23 Nov. 1845. 

118. vi. Ransum Dunn, b. 15 July 1848. 

vii. Henry C, of Holderness, artisan, b. 8 Sept. 1850; d. unm. 5 June 

1899. 
viii. Rodney M., of Holderness, artisan, b. 17 Feb. 1853; d. unm. 30 Apr. 

1879. 

55. Martin Luther^ Huckins (James,^ James, ^ James, ^ Robert,^ 

James,"^ Robert^), of Plymouth, 1862, and of Holderness, 1881, 
farmer, born at New Hampton 22 Dec. 1820, died 28 July 
1908. He married first, 19 Oct. 1843 (town records), Sarah 
H. Dow, daughter of Peter and Mary Ann^ (Prescott) (Pres- 
cott Memorial, p. 347), who was born at New Hampton 
19 Oct. 1824 and died 11 Feb. 1875; secondly, Nov. 1876, 
Mary Mudgett, daughter of Jesse and Ruth (Carr), who 
was born at Holderness and died in 1881; and thirdly, 24 
Oct. 1883 (town records), Jane H. (Tossey) Cad well, 
widow, daughter of Moses and Rachel, who was born at 
Haverhill in 1834. 

Children by first wife, born at Plymouth (Stearns's Ply- 
mouth, vol. 2, p. 360): 

i. AuRELiA,8 b. 15 Nov. 1845; d. 27 Apr. 1863; m. 26 Oct. 1862 Frank 
True Russell Galley, s. of Nathaniel S. and Louisa L. (Cox), 
of Holderness, farmer, b. at Holderness 26 Nov. 1842, d. 20 Apr. 
1863. Only child, b. at Holderness: 1. Frank True Russell,^ h. 
20 Apr. 1863; d. unm. 11 June 1884. 

ii. Fred Peter, of Reading, Mass., plumber, b. 3 Oct. 1864; d. s.p. 
28 Jan. 1901; m. 1 Jan. 1887 Ella B. Hileman, dau. of Benjamin 
F. and Frances E. (Foster), b. at Canterbury 12 Dec. 1867, who m. 
(2) 14 Oct. 1902 Richard H. Nichols and is hving (1910) at Reading, 
Mass. 

56. Caleb A.^ Huckins (James,^ James,^ James,^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert), of Ashland, blacksmith, born at New Hampton 
11 May 1823, died 20 Dec. 1908. He married Lucretia T. 



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119. 



Ward, daughter of John and Sarah (Young), who was born 

at New Hampton 3 May 1823 and died 3 j\lar. 1905. 

Children,* born at Ashland: 

i. Mary Josephine,* b. 5 Dec. 1845; d. unm. 7 Oct. 1903. 
ii. Delob, b. 30 June 1856. 



57. Lyman^ Huckins (Charles,^ Jamcs,^ James,* Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Centre Harbor and of Holderness, 1841, fanner, 

manufacturer, born at Centre Harbor 11 June 1816, died 

14 IMar. 1891 (town records). He married in Boston, Mass., 

4 Aug. 1839, Grace Elizabeth Cummings, daughter of Col. 

Jonathan and Ann S. (Brown) (Cummings (H^nealogy, p. 

190), who was born at New Hampton 3 May 1820 and died 

7 Mar. 1888 (town records). 

Children, all except the first one born at Holderness (family 

Bible in possession, 1910, of Ann E.® (Huckins) Perkins of 

Bristol): 

i. Ann K.," b. at New Hampton 13 Aup. 1S40; livinp (1910); m. 12 
Julv isr.2 David Perkins, b. of Davicl H. and M('liital)le (Chandler), 
of ilebron and of Bristol, 1SS9, rarpentor, b. at Hebron 21 Sept. 
IS 10, living (1<U0). Only child, b. at Hebron: 1. Norman Frost,* 
of Wak^'fu'ld, Mju^s., (•arp<nter, b. 7 Oct. 1S71; livii);^ (1010); m. 
3 Oct. 1S!'4 Jane M. \\ aldron, «laii. of 0(H)rKe A. and i'linmarette E. 
(Know lion) and adopte«l by Oaviti M. and Mary J. (HawtingH) 
Chase, b. at Cirafton 11 Dee. ISr.S. livinf? (1910). 

Mauy H . b. 22 June IS 12; d. 23 Nov. 1842. 

IiMNK .1 , b. IS Julv IS 13. 

AinA \V., b. 19 Jim- iv|S; d. 6 Sept. 18G7. 



120. 



u. 
iii. 
iv. 
121. V. 



I'KKD HunWN, b. - 



.t. IS.W. 



58. Warren' Huckins (Charles,^ Jnmes,^ James* Robert,^ JavieSy^ 

Robert^), of J.aconia, mason, born at Centre Harbor 21 Oct. 
1818, died 14 July 1SS5 (town records). He married, 7 Sept. 
1844, LucKKTiA Ann*^ Moulton, dauf^bter of Cbristopber' 
and Anna (Sanborn) (RunnelLs's Sanbornton, vol. 2, p. 529), 
wbo was ]K)rn at Sanbornton 11 Sept. 1824 and died at Con- 
cord 21 Mar. 1897. 
Cbildrcn: 

i. Viola I^:au,« b. at Holderness 30 Dee. 1810; d. at Elizabeth, N. J., 
3 Aup. 1871: m. 9 Jan. 1806 Albert H. Alexander, s. of Daniel 
and Susan (Seaver), of Meredith, railroad employee, soldier in the 
Civil \V}ir, b. at Brookline 4 Mar. 1S47, d. at Newark, N. J., 
5 Dec. 1S73. Only child, b. at Lakeport: 1. Fred Lovell,^ of Jamaica 
Plain, Miuvs., police officer, b. 2 Feb. 1868; adopted by his preat- 
jrreat-unele, Nehemiah Pulsifer of Gilmanton, who.se family nanie 
he took; living (1910); m. 10 Dec. 1890 his third cousin, Mary Ida 
Norris, dau. of George Henry and Martha .Vnn (Mudgett) and 
granddaughter of Benjamin Mudgett (9, ii, 7), b. at Lakeport 
17 Aug. 1806, living (1910). 

122. ii. Charles Clinton, b. at Holderne.ss 16 Apr. 1848. 

123. iii. Andrew Alvino, b. at Centre Harbor 28 Aug. 1853. 

59. Horace' Huckins (Charles,^ James,^ James* Robert,^ James} 

Robert^), of Centre Harbor, fanner, bom at Centre Harbor 

• He had also an adopted son, Ned G. Huckins of Plymouth, clerk, who was born 
27 July 1874 and married. 2 Feb. 1897, Eva Carr, daughter of Gilman and Cora (Hunt- 
ress), born at Holderness 17 May 1877. Three children, of whom two were living 
in 1910. 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 161 

31 May 1820, died 12 May 1895 (town records). He married, 
11 Sept. 1846 (ib.), his cousin, Martha G. Plaisted (9, xii, 4), 
daughter of Samuel and Nancy ^ (Huckins), who was born at 
New Hampton 28 Aug. 1825 and died 12 Feb. 1904. 
Children, born at Centre Harbor : 

i. JuLiA,8 b. 13 Aug. 1849; d. 29 Oct. 1888; m. 4 July 18G9 James 0. 
Clark, s. of Charles and Harriet A. (Smith), of Centre Harbor, 
Ashland, New Hampton, 1875, and again of Ashland, stonemason, 
b. at Holderness 16 July 1847, living (1910). Children: 1. Alice 
E.,^ b. at Centre Harbor 12 May 1872; living (1910); m. 10 Aug. 
1895 George HiUiard, s. of Orrin and Ehzabeth Jane (Hawkins), 
of Centre Harbor and of Ashland, stonemason, b. at Centre Harbor 
12 Jan. 1873, hving (1910). 2. Eva B,, h. at Ashland 6 Apr. 1875; 
living s.p. (1910) ; m. 20 Dec. 1896 Frank G. Estes, s. of William H. 
and Mary E. (Atkins), of Sandwich and of Ashland, plumber, b. 
at Sandwich 22 Dec. 1872, living (1910). 

ii. Albert M., of Centre Harbor and of Ashland, farmer, drover, b. 
11 July 1851; living s.p. (1913); m. (1) 1 Feb. 1874 Ella M, 
Sawyer, dau. of Silas and Charity (Scott), b. at Greensborough, 
Vt., 13 Dec. 1851, d. 13 Aug. 1881; m. (2) 31 Jan. 1885 his second 
cousin, Mary E.^ Huckins (39, i), dau. of Stephen Pitman^ and 
Rachel Jane (Hanaford), b. at New Hampton 7 July 1857, d. 11 
June 1888; m. (3) at Newton, Mass., 1 Feb. 1890, Lydia Ann 
Brierley, dau. of James H. and Hannah (Holt), b. at North 
Andover, Mass., 15 Oct. 1853, d. 18 Dec. 1899; m. (4) 22 Oct. 1904 
Ida M. (Tuttle) Lyon, dau. of Addison D. and Caroline (tloyt) 
and widow of George H., b. at Salisbury 8 May 1856, d. at Frankhn 
7 Sept. 1912; m. (5) 30 Apr. 1913 Alice (Ball) Spooner, dau. of 
Herbert A. and Sophia J. (Chfford) and widow of Edward R., b. 
at Landaff 1882. 

60. Timothy P. Smith^ Huckins (Charles,^ James,^ James,^ Robert y^ 
Jaraes,'^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, born at Centre 
Harbor 3 Mar. 1826, died 1 Oct. 1897 (town records). He 
married, 30 Nov. 1849, his cousin, Susan M. Plaisted 
(^, xii, 6), daughter of Samuel and Nancy ^ (Huckins), who 
was born at New Hampton 11 Feb. 1831 and died 7 Aug. 1903. 
Children, born at New Hampton: 

124. i. Alvah P.,8 b. 19 Jan. 1853. 

ii. Elmira, b. 17 May 1856; d. s.p. 26 Jan. 1876; m. 30 Mar. 1874 
HiMES JoNEB, s. of Alonzo and Vienna (Clement), of Holderness, 
farmer, b. at Holderness 16 Oct. 1853, d. 12 June 1906. 

125. iii. Rodney H., b. 7 Apr: 1858. 

126. iv. WiLLTs E., b. 30 Nov. 1860. 

V. EsTELLA L., b. 30 May 1862; living (1910); m. at Lake Village, 
3 Dec. 1882, Henry Abner^ Buzzell, s. of Henry H." and Mary A. 
(Dodge), of Dorchester, Mass., and Atlantic, Mass., brass worker, 
b. at Gilford 30 May 1862, living (1910). Children, all except the 
third and the seventh b. at Lakeport: 1. Clara,'' b. 14 Apr. 1884; 
d. 13 June 1913; m. 13 Oct. 1902, as his second wife, Wilbur R. 
Cole, s. of Richard R. and Frances L. (Ward), of W^est Chelmsford, 
Mass., telegrapher, b. at Stark 18 Oct. 1879, living (1910). 2. 
Martha Ray, b. 14 Apr. 1886; hving unm. (1910). 3. Signa A., 
b. at South Newmarket 27 Oct. 1888; hving unm. (1910). 4. 
Percy A., b. 13 Mar. 1892; living unm. (1!)10). 5. Beatrice, b. 
2 Sept. 1894; living unm. (1910). 6. Margaret E., b. 5 Aug. 1899; 
living (1910). 7. Thehna L., b. at Dorchester, Mass., 14 May 1906; 
living (1910). 

vi. Martha A., b. 18 Mar. 1866; hving (1910); m. 11 May 1886 Johm 
Fifield, b. of Freeman and Roxanna (Johnson), of Laconia, dray- 



162 Friends^ Records at Vassalboroughj Me. [April 

man, b. at Boulton, P. Q., 22 Aug. 1859, d. 25 Aug. 1912. Children: 
1. Ethel Roxanna,^ b. at New Hampton 25 Dec. 1SS7; m. 13 Sept. 
1910 James Dorsey, s. of Joseph and Hannah (SpeUicy), of Laconia, 
carpenter, b. at Rome, N. Y., 4 Sept. 1S72. 2. Charles Henry, of 
Laconia, mechanic, b. at Ashland 13 July 1890; li^dng (1910); m. 
30 Jan. 1909 Alfreda B. Chates, dau. of Charles and Ahce (Carr), 
b. at Underbill, Vt., 29 Aug. 1869, hving (1910). 3. Ralph F., b. 
at New Hampton 11 May 1897; hving (1910). 4. Horten^e E., b. 
at Laconia 9 Dec. 1905; hving (1910). 
127. vii. Victor, b. 17 May 1870. 

[To be continued] 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
AT VASSALBOROUGH, ME. 

Communicated by Hon. Hbnry Sewall Webster, A.M., of Gardiner, Me. 

A Society of Friends, which still exists, was organized in Vassal- 
borough, ]\Ie., in 1780. The History of Kennebec County, chapter 
xii, contains many interesting details of its early history. A house of 
worship was built in 1785-86, and the records of marriages com- 
mence soon after. As was customary, each certificate was recorded 
in full. The first certificate is here given at length in order to show 
the usual form; but of the later ones abstracts only are given, and 
the names of the witnesses have l)een omitted. Certificates were 
recorded, not as they were issued, but as they were presented to the 
clerk for that purpose; hence, as will be observed, they do not always 
appear in the order of their dates. 

Friexds Records of Marriage Certificates 
Began the 13^^ of the 9*^ Mo 1787. 

Zaccheus Bowerman of Fairfield son of Benjamin Bowcrman of Falmouth 
in the County of Barnstable and State of ]Ma.ssachusetts Bay and Elizabeth 
his Wife (she being deceas:d) and Permelia Jones Daughter of Paul Jones 
of Fairfield in the County of Lincoln and Alice his Wife (She being deceas:d) 
having declared their Intentions of Taking Each Other in Marriage, before 
Several Monthlj^ ^leetings of the People Called Quakers in the County of 
Lincoln Aforesaid according to the good Order used among them; their 
Proseedings after due Enquiry and Deliberate Consideration thereof were 
allowed by the Said Meetings, the}' appearing Clear of all Others and having 
consent of Parents Concern :d. 

Now these are to Certifv all Whom it mav Concers, that for the full 
accomplishing of their Said Intentions, this Twentj' third Day of the Eighth . 
Month in the Year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eight j' 
seven, thej- the Said Zaccheus Bowerman and Permelia Jones appeared at a 
pubhc assembly of the aforesaid People and others, in their Meeting Place in 
Fairfield and he the said Zaccheus Bowerman, Taking the Said Permelia 
Jones by the hand, did openl}' declare as foUoweth: Frie[n]ds I take this my 
Friend Permelia Jones, to be my vrife, Promising Through Di\'ine assistance 
to be unto her a Loving and FaithfuU Husband, Untill it Shall Please the 
Lord by Death to Seperate us. And the said Permelia Jones, did then and 
there in Like manner Declare as foUoweth: Friends I Take this my Friend 



1914] Friends' Records at Vassalborough, Me. 163 

Zaccheus Bowerman to be my Husband Promising Through Divine assist- 
ance to be unto him a Loving and faithfull Wife, untill it Shall Please the 
Lord to Seperate Us. Or words of the Like Import. 

And the Said Zaccheus Bowerman and Permelia Jones, as a further Con- 
firmation thereof have hereunto Set their hands. She after the Custom of 
Marriage, Assuming the Name of her Husband. 

Zaccheus Bowerman 
Permelia Bowerman 
And we whose Names are hereunto Subscribed, being Present with Others 
at the Consummation of their Said Marriage as Witnesses thereunto Set our 
hands the Day and year above written. 

John Taber Jonathan Taber 

Remington Hobby Joseph Bowerman 

Joseph Howland Hannah Allen 

John Shepherd Anne Bowerman 

Barnabas Hoxie Rest Bowerman 

Frances Allen Daniel Shepherd 

Barnabas Allen Ebenezer Allen 

Daniel Keen Amey Bowerman 

Abel Hoxie Elizabeth Taber 

Paul Jones Reliance Baxter 

Ehzebeth Bowerman Dorithy Hoxie 

Elihu Bowerman Hope Paybedy 

Harper Bowerman Elizebath Shepherd 

Benjamin Bowerman Rebecca Allen 

Apollos Jones Content Hoxie 

Jonathan Dow of Vassalborough, son of Moses Dow of Berwick, County 
of York,* and Hannah his wife, and Huldah Beede, daughter of Jonathan 
Beede of Poplin, County of Rockingham and State of Newhampshire, and 
Anne his wife, deceased, in Vassalborough, 21, 5 mo., 1788. 

Apollos Jones of Fairfield, son of Paul Jones of Fairfield, County of Lin- 
coln,* and Alice his wife, deceased, and Hope Peabody, daughter of Daniel 
Peabody of Dartmouth, County of Bristol, and Rose his wife, deceased, in 
Fairfield, 31, 7 mo., 1788. 

John Howland of Vassalborough, son of William Howland of Pembroke, 
County of Plymouth,* ^nd Dorothy his wife, and Sarah Taber, daughter of 
Jacob Taber of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln, and Lydia his wif(i, 
deceased, in Vassalborough, 24, 9 mo., 1788. 

Paletiah Hussey of Vassalborough, son of Ebenezer Hussey of Berwick, 
County of York,* and Miriam his wife, and Lydia Taber, daughter of Jacob 
Tabor of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln, and Lydia his wife, deceased, 
in Vassalborough, 24, 9 mo., 1788. 

Barnabas Taber of Vassalborough, son of Jacob Taber of Vassalborough, 
County of Lincoln,* and Lydia his wife, deceased, and Lydia Hussey, daughter 
of Daniel Hussey of Sommersworth, County of Stratford and State of New- 
hampshire, deceased, and Bethiah his wife, in Vassalborough, 2, 2 mo., 1791. 

Peleg Delano of Vassalborough, son of Peleg Delano of Vassall)orough, 
County of Lincoln,* and Sarah his wife, and Rul)y Hoxie, daugliter of Heze- 
kiah Hoxie of Vassalborough aforesaid and EUzabeth liis wife, in Vassal boro, 
7, 7 mo., 1791. 

Nathan Breed of Vassalborough, son of Benjamin Breed of Lynn, County 
of Essex,* and Rutli his wife, and Anna Blanchard, daughter of l*]dward 
Blanchard of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln, deceased, and Rachel his 
wife, in Vassalborough, 23, 5 mo., 1792. 

Bartholomew Taber of Vassalborough, son of Jacob Taber of Vassal- 

• Followed by the words: "and State of Massachusetts Bay." 
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borough, County of Lincoln,* and Lydia his wife, deceased, and Elizabeth 
Chase, daughter of Stephen Chase of a Place called five and Twenty mile 
pond, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, yeoman, and Hannah his wife, 
in Vassalborough, 27, 3 mo., 1793. 

John Burton of Fairfield, son of Nathan Burton of a place called Handcock, 
County of Lincoln,* and Hannah his wife, and Peace Bowerman, daughter 
of David Bowerman of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln aforesaid, and 
Hannah his wife, deceased, 27, 8 mo., 1794. 

Ephraim Clark of Joneses plantation, son of Jonathan Clark of the above 
said place, County of Lincoln,* deceased, and Miriam his wife, deceased, 
and Olive Braley, daughter of David Brale}^ of Vassalborough, County of 
Lincoln aforesaid, and Anne his wife, in Vassalborough, 23, 9 mo., 1795. 

Silas Taber of Vassalborough, son of Jacob Taber of Vassalborough, 
County of Lincoln,* and Lydia his wife, deceased, and Patience Hussey, 
daughter of Daniel Hussey of Sommersworth, County of Stratford and State 
of Newhampshire, deceased, and Betliiah his wife, in Vassalborough, 21, 
10 mo., 1795. 

Isaac Hussey of Vassalborough, son of Batcheldor Hussey of Berwick, 
County of York,* deceased, and Sarah his wife, and Hannali Baxter, daughter 
of John Baxter of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, 
and Reliance his wife, in Vassalboro, 25, 11 mo., 1795. 

Francis Allen of Fairfield, son of Ebenezer Allen of Fairfield, County of 
Lincoln,* and Mary his wife, and Rest Bowerman, daughter of Benjamin 
Bowerman of Falmouth, County of Barnstable, deceased, and Elisabeth his 
wife, in Fairfield, 25, 2 mo., 1796. 

Moses Starkey of Vassalborough, son of Thomas Starkey of Attleborough, 
County of Bristol,* and Rebecca his wife, and Eunice Taber, daughter of 
John Taber of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln, and Elisabeth his wife, in 
Vassalborough, 27, 4 mo., 1796. 

Edward Waine of Vassalborough, son of Benjamin Wainc of Boston, 
County of Sulfolk,* and Nancy his wife, and Anne Robinson, daughter of 
Levy Robinson of Vassalborough, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, 
and Anne his wife, in Vassalborough, 22, mo., 1796. 

Abel Hoxie of Fairfield, son of Hezekiah Iloxie of Sidney, County of 
Lincoln,* and Elisabeth his wife, and Anne Bowerman, daughter of BenjaiTiin 
Bowerman of Falmouth, County of Barnstable, deceased, and Elisabeth his 
wife, in Fairfield, 23, 6 mo., 1796. 

John Dow of Vassalborough, son of Moses Dow of Berwick, County of 
York,* and Hannah his wife, and Zilpah Lincoln, daughter of Isaac Lincoln 
of Bristol, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, and Lucy his wife, deceased, 
in Bristol, 22, 2 mo., 1797. 

Gibbs Tilton of Vassalborough, son of John Tilton of Vassalborough, 
County of Lincoln,* and Jane his wife, and Huldah Chase, daughter of Ste- 
phen Chase of a place called Twenty mile Pond, County aforesaid, and Han- 
nah his wife, in Vassalborough, 26, 4 mo., 1797. 

Isaiah Gifford, son of William Gifford of Chilmark, County of Dukes and 
State of Rhode Island [sic], and Amey his wife, and Hannah Hussey, daughter 
of Daniel Hussey of Somersworth, County of Stratford and State of New- 
hampshire, deceased, and Bethiah his wife, in Vassalborough, 31, 5 mo., 1797. 

Peter Hussey of Vassalborough, son of Batcheldor Hussey of Berwick, 
County of York,* deceased, and Sarah his wdfe, and Lucy Lincoln, daughter 
of Isaac Lincoln of Bristol, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, and Lucy 
his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 22, 11 mo., 1797. 

Paul Tabor of Vassalborough, son of Jacob Tabor of Vassalborough,* and 
Lydia his wife, deceased, and Phebe Howland, daughter of William Howland 

* Followed by the words: "and State of Massachusetts Bay.". 



1914] Friends^ Records at Vassalborough, Me. 165 

of Pembroke, County of PhyTiiouth and State aforesaid, and Dorothy his 
wife, in Vassalborough, 23, 5 mo., 1798. 

Moses Wadsworth of Winthrop, County of Lincoln,* son of John Wads- 
worth of Stoughton, County of Norfolk, and Jerusha his wife, deceased, and 
Hannah Stevens, daughter of Ephraim Stevens of Winthrop aforesaid and 
Sibbel his mfe, in Winthrop, 27, 5 mo., 1798. 

Benjamin Gardener of Bowdoinham, son of Benjamin Gardener of Bow- 
jdoinham, County of Lincoln,! deceased, and Ruth his wife, and Phebe 
Bm-ton, daughter of Nathan Burton of Clinton, County of Lincohi and State 
aforesaid, and Hannah his wife, in Vassalborough, 21, 11 mo., 1798. 

Samuel Tobey of Vassalborough, son of Samuel Tobey of Fairfield, County 
of Kennebeck,t and Mary his wife, and Caroline Martin, daughter of John 
Martin of Bristol, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, and Susanna his 
wife, in Bristol, 26, 2 mo., 1800. 

James Hussey of Vassalborough, son of Batchelor Hussey of Berwick, 
(bounty of Yorkjt deceased, and Sarah his wife, and Bethiah Chase, daughter 
< )f Stephen Chase of a place Called twenty five mile Pond, County of Kenne- 
beck and State aforesaid, and Hannah his wife, in Vassalborough, 23, 7 mo., 
1800. 

Paletiah Varney of Vassalborough, son of Tobias Varney of Rochester, 

•'ounty of Stratford and State of New Hampshire, and Eunice liis wife, 

,^nd Sarah Hobby, daughter of Remington Hobby of Vassalborough afore- 

isaid. County of Kennebeck,t and Anstrus his wife, in Vassalborough, 21, 

10 mo., 1801. 

Isaac Cole of Vassalborough, son of Abel Cole of Waldoborough, County 
of Lincoln,! and Sarah his wife, and Anne Howland, daughter of William 
Howland of Vassalborough, County of Kennebeck and State aforesaid, and 
Dorothy his wife, in Vassalborough, 23, 6 mo., 1802. 

Samuel Stuart of Belgrade, County of Kennebeck, son of Joseph Stuart 
of Scarborough, County of Cumberland,* and Abigail his wife, and Miriam 
Oreely, daughter of Joseph Greely of Belgrade, County of Kennebeck and 
State aforesaid, and Susanna his wife, in Belgrade, 23, 6 mo., 1802. 

Nymphas Tobey of Vassalborough, son of Samuel Tobey of Fairfield, 
'ounty of Kennebeck,* and Mary his wife, and Ann Gardner, daughter of 
'hristopher Gardner of Vassalborough, County aforesaid, and Anne liis wife, 
m Vassalborough, 24, 6 mo., 1802. 

Elihu Bow^erman of Fairfield, County of Kennebeck,* son of Benjamin 
Bowerman of Falmouth, County of Barnstable, deceased, and Elizabeth liis 
^ife, and Sarah Varney, daughter Silas Varney of Canaan, County and 
otate aforesaid, and Anna his wife, in Fairfield, 22, 7 mo., 1802. 
I Samuel Pope of Vassalborough, son of Elijah Pope of Windham, County 
of Cumberland,! and Phebe his \vife, and Mary Wing, daughter of Benjamin 
Wing of Sidney, County of Kennebeck and State aforesaid, and Mary his 
vife, in Sidney, 28, 10 mo., 1802. 

Gideon Hobby of Vassalborough, son of Remington Hobby of Vassal- 
tx)rough. County of Kennebeck,! and Anstrus his wife, and Sally Shattuck, 
laughter of Summer Shattuck of Portland, County of Cumberland and State 
aforesaid, and Esther his wife, in Vassall>orough, 4, 5 mo., 1803. 

Butler Weeks of Sidney, son of Benjamin Weeks of Sidney, County of 
Kennebeck,* and Phoar his wife, and Esther Torrey, daughter of Jamefl 
Torrey of Falmouth, County of Cumberland and State aforesaid, and Esther 
his wife, deceased, in Vassalborough, 2f), 10 mo., 1803. 

Abijah Newhall of Vassalborough, County of Kennebeck,* son of Aljijah 
Newhall of Lynn, County of Essex and State aforesaid, and Abigail his wife, 

• Followed by the words: "and State of MaHaachuwttfl." 

t Followed by the words: "and State of Ma.ssachusetta Bay." 



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deceased, and Lucy Hobby, daughter of Remington Hobb}^ of Vassalborough, 
County of Kennebeck and State aforesaid, and Anstrus his wife, in Vassal-, 
borough, 26, 9 mo., 1804. 

Ebenezar Pope of Vassal])orough, son of Elijah Pope of Windham, County 
of Cumberland,* and Phebe his wife, and Sarah Chase, daughter of Stephen 
Chase of Vassalborough, County of Kennebeck and State aforesaid, and 
Hannah his wife, in Vassalborough, 21, 11 mo., 1804. • 

Nathaniel Hawks of Vassalborough, son of Nathaniel Hawks of Windham, 
County of Cumberland,* and Mercy his wife, and Hannah ButTum, daughter 
of John Buffum of Berwick, Count}' of York and State aforesaid, and Han- 
nah his wife, deceased, in Vassalborough, 27, 3 mo., 1805. 

Timothy Robinson of Harlem, son of William Robinson of Dover, County 
of Stratford and State of Newhampshire, deceased, and Anne his wife, and 
Elisabeth Tabcr, daughter of Bartholomew Tabcr of Vassalboro, County of 1 
Kennebeck,* and Ohve his wife, deceased, in Vassall)orough, 22, 1 mo., 1806. 

David Robinson of Vassalborough, son of Sanuiel Rol)inson of Vassal- 
borough, County of Kennebeck,* and Lydia his wife, and Sarali liaxter, 
daughter of John Baxter of Town, County, and State aforesaid, and Reliance 
his wife, in \'assalborough, 26, 9 mo., IsOo. 

Isaiic \\ hitaker of Va^jsal borough, son of James Whitaker of Dearing, 
County of Hillsl^orough and StAte of Newhampshire, and Susanna his wife, 
and Betsy Morten, daughter of liriant Morten of Jackson, County of Hand- 
cock,* and Love his wife, in \'a.ssall)orough, 25, 6 mo., 1S06. 

Abel Jones of Harlem, son of Caleb Jones of Brunswick, County of Cum- 
berland,* and Peace his wife, and Susanna Cipson, daughter of Jedediah 
Gipson of Harlrm, County of Kcimebeck and State aforesaid, and Margret 
his wife, in Harlem, 25, 6 mo., 1M)(). 

John Poj^e of Windham, .son of I-llijah Popo of Windham, County of Cum- 
berhmd,* and Phebe his wife, and Lydia Taber, daughter of Jacob Taber, Jr., 
of Vassalborough, County, of Kennebeck, and Sarah liis wife, deceased, ini 
V;issal borough, 22, 10 mo., 1806. 

John Gipson of Harlem, son of Jed('<liah Gipson of Harlem, County of| 
Kennebeck,* and Margret his wife, and I^ydia liunnels, daughter of Benja- 
min Runnels of Harlem aforesaid and Rebecca his wife, in Vassalborough I 
23, 10 mo., 1S06. 

Tobias Varney of Winslow, son of Tobias Varney of Rochester, County of: 
Stratford and State of Newhampshire, and lumice his wife, and Margret 
Hobby, daughter of John BulTum of Berwick, County of York,* and Hannah, 
bis wife, deceased, in Vassalborough, 26, 12 mo., 1806. 

Nathan Winslow of Falmouth, son of Nathan Winslow of Falmouth, 
County of Cumberland,* and Charity his wife, both deceased, and Mary 
Vinal, daughter of Ralph Chapman of Dresden, County of Lincoln and State 
aforesaid, and Prudence liis wife, both deceased, in Vassalborough, 14, 1 mo., 
1807. 

Robert Hanson of a place called Lincoln, County of Hancock,* son of 
Moses Hanson of Farmington, County of Strafford and State of Newhamp- 
shire, and Marj" his wife, and Elizabeth Hanson of Vassalborough, daughter 
of Caleb Hanson of Harlem, County of Kennebec,* and Judith his wiJfe, in 
Vassalboro, 26, 3 mo., 1807. 

Elvin Worth, son of Benjamin Worth of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* 
and Phebe his wife, and Lydia Gardner, daughter of Jethro Gardner of Town, 
County, and State aforesaid, and Love his wife, in Vassalboro, 24, 1 1 mo., 
1808. 

Calvin Stewart of Scarborough, son of Joseph Stewart of Scarborough, 

• Followed by the words: "and State of Massachusetts.", 



1914] Friends^ Records at Vassalborough, Me, 167 

County of Cumberland,* deceased, and Abigail his wife, and Mary Gardner 
of Harlem, daughter of Benjamin Gardner of Bowdoinham, County of 
Lincoln and State aforesaid, deceased, and Ruth his wife, in Vassalboro, 
23, 11 mo., 1809. 

Benjamin Worth, Jr., of Vassalborough, son of Benjamin Worth of Vassal- 
boro, County of Kennebeck,* and Phebe his wiie, and Abigail Gardner, 
daughter of Jethro Gardner of Town, County, and State aforesaid, and Love 
his wdfe, in Vassalboro, 23, 11 mo., 1809. 

Samuel Pason of Hope, County of Lincoln,* son of Ephraim Pason and 
Judith his wife, both deceased, and Anna Braley of Harlem, County of 
Kennebec,* daughter of Hattil Killey and Hannah his wife, both deceased, 
in Harlem, 27, 12 mo., 1809. [This record is followed by a duphcate record, 
in which two of the names appear as Anna Brayley and Hattel Kelley.] 

Stephen Hussey of Vassalborough, son of Stephen Hussey of Berwick, 
Jounty of York,* and Eunice his wife, both deceased, and Phebe Purinton, 
daughter of David Purinton of Windham, County of Cumberland and State 
aforesaid, and Ruth his wife, in Vassalboro, 21, 3 mo., 1810. 

Robert Winslow of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* son of William 
Winslow of Falmouth, County of Cumberland and State aforesaid, and Phebe 
his wife, and Eunice Hussey, daughter of Stephen Hussey of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Rebecca his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 6, 
11 mo., 1811. 

Ephraim Varney of Harlem, County of Kennebec,* son of Richard Varney 
deceased, and Elizabeth his wife, of Harlem aforesaid, and Rhoda Hussey, 
daughter of Stephen Hussey of Harlem aforesaid and Judith his wife, in 
Harlem, 10, 7 mo., 1811. 

Stephen Jenkins of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* son of Jabez Jen- 
kins of the aforesaid town and County and Elizabeth his wife, and Hannah 
Hobby, daughter of Remington Hobby of Vassalboro and County and State 
aforesaid and Anstrus his wife, in Vassalboro, 24, 9 mo., 1812. 

Ichabod Irish of Union, County of Lincoln,* son of John Irish of Little 
Compton, County of Bristol [sic] and State of Rhode Island, and Thankfull 
his wife, both deceased, and Deborah Concklin, daughter of Zudock Barrow 
of Plymouth, County of Plymouth,* and Jemima his wife, deceased, in 
Vassalboro, 23, 11 mo., 1811. 

John Shepherd of Fairfield, County of Somerset, son of John Shepherd of 
Dartmouth, County of Bristol,* and Abigail his wife, both deceased, and 
Sarah Coombs, daughter of William Richards of Bristol and Ruth his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 1, 12 mo., 1813. 

Joseph Stuart of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* son of Joseph Stuart 
of Scarborough, County of Cumberland and State aforesaid, deceased, and 
Abigail his wife, and Susan Chadwick, daughter of James Chadwick of 
Harlem, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and Rhoda his wife, in 
Vassalboro, 25, 11 mo., 1813. 

Stephen Taber of Vassalboro, son of Bartholomew Tabcr of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Elisabeth his wife, and Mary Miller, daughter 
of Thomas Miller of Limington, [County of York] and State aforesaid, and 
Elisabeth his wife, in Vassalboro, 23, 3 mo., 1815. 

William Fry of Harlem, son of Joshua Fry of Vassalborough, County of 
Kennebeck,* and Mary his wafe, and Eunice Ramsdell, daughter of (ieorge 
Ramsdell of Dresden, County of Lincoln and State aforesaid, and Eunice 
his wife, at George Ramsdell's house in Dresden, 3, 11 mo., 1815. 

Stephen Jones of Harlem, son of Stephen Jones of Brunswick, County of 
Cumberland,* and Eunice his wife, and Rachel Worth, daughter of Bcnjanim 
\Vorth of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and Phebe 
his wife, in Vassalborough, 29, 2 mo., 1816. 

* Followed by the words: "and State of Massachusetts." 



168 Friends* Records at VassaJborough, Me, [April 

Josiah Braley of Harlem, son of Da\id Braley of Harlem, County of] 
Kenncbcck,* deceased, and Anna his \\'ife, and Abip;ail Hanson, daughter of] 
Caleb Hanson of Harlem aforesaid and Judith hib wife, in Viissalbormifrh, 
26, 2 mo., 1812. 

Harper Bowerman of Fairfield, County of Somerset,* son of Benjamin 
Bowerman of Falmouth, County of Barnstable,* deceased, and Elisabeth 1. 

wife, and Mary Hammon, daughter of , in Viissalboro, — , — m' 

1816. 

James Bean of Harlem, County of Kennebec,* son of William Bean of 
Waterborough, County of York and 8tate aforesaid, and Abigail his wife, 
and Plannah Hawks, daughter of John ButTum of Berwick, County of York 
and State aforesaid, and Hannah his wife, both deceased, in Vassalboro, 
22, S mo., 1N16. 

Jacob Taber of Vassalborough, son of Jacob Taber of Vas&ilborough, 
County of Kenncbcck,* and Lydia his wife, l)oth deceased, and Betsy Jack- 
son, daughter of Robert Jackson of Unity, County of Hancock and Sti\U 
aforesaid, deceased, and Olive hia wife, in \'assalb()rough, 24, 7 mo., 1810. 

Amos Xewhall of Union, son of Jonathan Newhall of Union, County ol 
Lincoln,* and Hannah his wife, and Kh.sabeth Conklin, daughter of Samuel 
Conklin of Camden, Comity of Lincoln and State aforesaid, decea.sed, and 
Deljorah his wife, in W'lssalboro, 5, 2 mo., 1S17. 

Klvin Worth, son of Benjamin Worth of \':Ls.^alborminrh County of Kenne- 
bec,* and Phel)e his wife, and Hannah Morril of \ i borough, daughter 
of John A. Knights of Windham, County of Cumberl.and and State aforesaid, 
and Ke.siah liis wife, in \'assiil borough, 27, 3 mo., 1.S17. 

John lIo!»'i>y, son of RcMnington Hol)byof Win.slow, County of Kennebec,* 
and .\nstrus his wife, and Piicbe ('ook, daughter of John Cook of Va.^^sal- 
borough, County of KennelM'c and State aforesaid, and Sarah his wife, in 
Vassal boroiitrh, 28, 8 mo., 1S17. 

Paul Tabt-r of Vassali)orough, son of Jacob Taber of Ya.ssalborov"h 
Coimty of Kennebec,* and Lydia hi.s wife, botli deceiised, and Eliz;. a. 
Souther, daughter of Nathaniel Souther of I'Acter, County of Rockingiiam 
and State of Xcwhampshirc, deceased, and Esther his wife, in Vassalboro 
24, 9 mo., 1M7. 

Nathan Mower of Vassalboro, County of Kenncbcck, son of John Mo^\' > 
of Lyim, County of Essex,* and Hannah his wife, both deceased, and Ly«' 
Dow of Vassalboro, daughter of James Xeal of Berwick, County of YorK 
and State aforesaid, and Lydia his wife, deceased, in \'iissalboro, 27, 11 mo.. 
1817. 

Robert Winslow of Vassalboro, son of William Winslow of Falmouth 
County of Cumberland,* and Phebe his wife, and Sarah Taber, daugliter ol 
Barnal)as Taber of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Lydia his wife 
in Vassalboro, 3, 12 mo., 1817. 

Reuben Bracket of Vassalboro, son of Reuben Bracket of Limington 
County of York and Conmionwealth of Massachusetts, and Jane his wife 
and Eliza Starkey, daughter of Moses Starkey of Vassalboro, County o) 
Kennebeck,* and Eunice his w^fe, deceased, in Vassalboro, 26, 11 mo., 1817 

Abner Jej^^on, son of Jedediah Jepson of China, County of Kennebec,* 
and Margaret his wife, and Comfort Fry, daughter of Silas Fry of Sandwich 
State of IS'^ew Hampshire, deceased, and Mary liis wife, in Vassalborough 
26, 2 mo., 1818. 

Daniel Tabor of Vassalboro, son of Barnabas Tabor of Vassalboro, Count} 
of Kennebeck,* and Lydia his wife, and Rebeccah Nichols, daughter of Stephcr 
Nichols of Vassalborough, County of Kennebec, and Lydia his wife, in Vassal- 
boro, 25, 6 mo., 1818. 

• Followed by the words: "and State of Massachusetts.'! 



1914] Greenfield Hill Church Records 169 

Caleb Nichols of Vassalborough, son of Samuel Nichols of South Berwick, 
County of York,* and Dorcas his wife, and Eunice Hobby, daughter of 
Remington Hobby of Vassalborough, County of Kennebec, deceased, and 
Margaret his wife, in Vassalboro, 2, 6 mo., 1819. 

Edmund Gates of Vassalboro, son of Ebenezar Cates of Gorham, County 
of Cumberland,* and Anna his wife, and Anna Bunker, daughter of Charles 
Bunker of Nantucket, County of Nantucket and State aforesaid, deceased, 
and Mary his wife, in Vassalboro, 23, 9 mo., 1819. 

George Parker of Vassalboro, son of Barnabas Parker of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* _ and Hannah his wife, and Deliverance Jenkins, 
daughter of Jabez Jenkins of Vassalboro, County and State aforesaid, and 
Elisabeth his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 28, 10 mo., 1819. 

Jabez Jenkins, Jr., of Vassalboro, son of Jabez Jenkins of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Elizabeth his wife, deceased, and Mary Nichols, 
daughter of John Nichols of Winslow and County aforesaid and Abigail his 
wife, in Vassalboro, 28, 10 mo., 1819. 

Isaac Hanson of Vassalboro, son of Isaac Hanson of Berwick, County of 
York,* and Mary his wife, and Abigail Fairbrother, daughter of Isaac Fair- 
brother of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and Margaret 
his wife, in Vassalboro, 24, 11 mo., 1819. 

Cornelius Douglas, Jr., of Dm'ham, son of Cornelius Douglass of Durham, 
County of Cumberland,* and Lydia his wife, and Lydia Nichols, daughter 
of John Nichols of Winslow, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and 
Abigail his wife, in Vassalboro, 27, 1 mo., 1820. 

Joseph Taber of Vassalboro, son of Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec, t and Lydia his wife, and Eunice Nichols, daughter of Stephen 
Nichols of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Lydia his wife, in Vassal- 
boro, 26, 10 mo., 1820. 

Moses Jenkins of Vassalboro, son of Jabez Jenkins of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec, t and Elizabeth his wife, deceased, and Sarah Fry, daughter of 
Joshua Fry of Vassalboro, County aforesaid, and Mary his wife, in Vassal- 
boro, 26, 6 mo., 1822. 

Daniel Smiley of Vassalboro, son of David Smiley of Sidney, County of 
Kennebec,! and Fanny his wife, deceased, and Phebe Howland, daughter 
of Joseph Howland of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, f and Sarah his wife, 
deceased, in Vassalboro, 28, 8 mo., 1822. 

Ehsha Clark of Harlem, son of Edmund Clark of Harlem, County of 
Kennebec,* and Rachel his wife, and Eliza Ann Worth, daughter of Henry 
Worth of Vassalboro and Percy J his wife, in Vassalboro, 27, 1 mo., 1820. 

[To be continued] 



RECORDS OF THE GREENFIELD HILL CHURCH, 

FAIRFIELD, CONN. 

From a copy in the possession op the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames 
Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 

The Greenfield Hill Society in Fairfield, Conn., was established in 
Oct. 1725 as the Northwest Society in Fairfield, being set off from 
the original church in Fairfield which dates from 1639. The Green- 

• Followed by the words: "and State of Massachusetts.'! 
t Followed by the words: "and State of Maine.", 
t Persis Worth signs as a witness. 



170 Greenfield Hill Church Records [April 

field Hill Church was organized 18 jMay 1726, when the first minis- 
ter, Rev. John Goodsell, was ordained. The name Northwest Society 
was changed to Greenfield in Oct. 1727, and the word Hill seems to 
have been added to the name by usage merely. Rev. John Goodsell 
was graduated at Yale College in 1724. One of his successors in the 
ministry at Greenfield Hill was Rev. Timothy Dwight, D. D., after- 
wards president of Yale College, who lived at Greenfield from 1783 
to 1795 and while there wrote a poem, entitled '' Greenfield Hill," in 
which he praised the beauty of the surrounding country. 

[Volume I] ^ 

Greenfield's Church Records 
In five Parts 

Containing from the Date of Their Being Embodj'ed In a Church — 

I The Date of Persons Being Admitted To full Communion and 

Number of Communicants — 

II The Date and Names of Persons That Have Renewed Covenant. 

III The Time of Births, Baptisms 
II 1 1 The Date of Marriages. 

V of ages <fc Deaths 

VI their Church meetings and Doings. 

Carefully Collected By me John Goodsell Pastor of said Church, An: Do: 
1741. And Continued by me Seth Pomeroy from the Time of my 
Ordination which was December 8 AD. 1757 Continued by me W M 
Tennent from the time of my ordination which was June 17*-^ 1772 
Continued partially by D*" Dwight who was ordained 1783, Con- 
tinued by me, Horace HoUey, from the time of my ordination, which 
w[as in] September 13^^ 1805 

Look to Volume 2"^ 

Continued by me, William Belden from the time of my ordination which 
was October P* AD. 1812 

See Vol: II. 
The Names and Numbers of the Brethren of the Church, and Heads of 
Families in Greenfield at the time when the Parish of North Fairfield were 
set off November 1762. 
Re\'^ Jno Goodsell 

Deacons (Samuel Wakeman j g^^j^ Pomeroy Pastor 
( Moses Dmion Lsq^ ) 

Joseph Banks David Banks 

Benj* Banks Jun^ Elisha Alvord 

Jno Bradley J°o Jennings 

W™ Williams . Nehemiah Banks 

Benja Sherwood Joseph Hill 

Gershom Banks David Bradley 

Dani Sherwood Sam^ Bradley Jun' 

Joseph Bradley Jabez Wakeman 

Gershom Bulkley Joseph Frost 

Francis Bradley Joseph Jennings 

Samuel Whitney Gershom Plubbel 

Samuel Thorp Tho'^ Goodsell 

Jno Banks Joseph Middlebrook 

Samuel Perry Oliver Whitlock 
Samuel Bradley 



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Part I 

Containing the Date of Persons Being Admitted To full Communion, 
and the Number of the Communicants. To which I shall Prefix The Coun- 
cils Doings at my Ordination, and The Church Covenant — 
33Chh 



Cap* Eben^ Banks 
Ens. Stephen Thorp 
Hezekiah Bradley 
Benja Smith 
Joseph Smith 
Archibald Blair 
Nathan Beers 
Jonathan Dimon 
James Burr 
Dan^ Murwin 
Jno Murwin 
Peter Bradley 
Lockwood Gorham 
Eben^ Bradley 
Elnathan Bradley 
Dani Bulkley 
Jeremiah Oakley 
Ephraim Wheeler mov'^ 
Silas Hull 
Wo Jerusha Hull 
Jno Bradley . 
Tho's Wheeler 
George Wakeman 
Dan' Sturges 
Wd Miriam Gorham 
Dan Hull mov'd 
Dani Sherwood Jun^ 
Cornelius Hull 
Jno Hull 
Jededlah Hull 
Isaac Oysterbank* 
David Osburn 
Dan> Bradley 
Albert Sherwood 
Jonath Middlebrook 
W<i Abigail Da\as 
Jno Stratton 
Dan' Sherwood 2^ 
David Ogdon 
Ichab<^ Burr 
Martha Harvey 
Joseph Rowland 
David Thorp 
Peter Blackman 
Jn'' Ogdon 
Sam' Ogdon 
George Burr 
Gershom Thorp 
Dan' Banks 
Jacob Grey 

• This name has been croaeed out. 



Jno Drew mov'd 
Joseph Sherwood 
Dan' Smith 
Joseph Lyon 
Reuel Thorp 

89 
Eliphalet Thorp removed 
Jonath. Robinson 
Reuben Bradley 
Francis Bradley Jun'^* 
Increase Burr 
Jno Wakeman Jun'^ 
Seth Bradley 
Enos Bradley 
Wd Whitlock 
Nath' Down 
W^ Elizabeth Down 
Seth Down removed 
Chauncey Down 
David Price 
Jno Wakeman 
Reuben Williams 
Gershom Wakeman 
Jno Hubbel 
Thaddeus Jennings 
Joseph Middlebrook Jun^ 
Ebenr Mills* 
W^ Dorothy Williams 
Amos Williams 
Ezra Williams 
David Williams 
Joseph Burr 
Onesimus Gold 
Nathan Gold 
Moses Burr 
Aaron Gold 
David Gold 
Timo Burr 
W™ Wakeman 
Eben*" Burr 
Moses Wakeman 
Peter Bulkley 
Tho's Staples 
Thaddeus Staples 
Tho's Murwin 
L* Jn« Jennings* 
Joseph Jennings* 
Nchemiah Banks* 
Daniel Sherwood* 



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172 Greenfield Hill Church Records [April 

Parti 

The dates of y admission at Neighbour'g Churches are Number 

John Goodsell Recommended from the Church of Christ at Stratford 1 
June 2: 1695 Cornehus Hull 2 

obediah Gilburd 3 

1712 John Hide 4 

e. 1. 1712 George Hull 5 

Feb. 6. 1725/6 Jehu Burr 6 

Decem 10: 1721 Stephen Burr 7 

Dec: 23 1722 Ebenezer Hull 8 

feb. 6. 1725/6 Peter Burr 9 

Mar: 21. 1724/5 Daniel Bradly 10 
These are Recommended from the first Church In Fairfield 

TheopMlus Hull 11 

Recommended i^ the Church at Greensfarms June 19 the following Per- 
sons were recommended 1726 by some of the Neighbouring Churches, and 
Added to this Church by the Consent of the Brethren. 

Widdow Rebeccah Rise 12 

1695 Sarah wife to Cornehus Hull 13 

20. 1696 Ehzabeth wife of M^ Dan" Burr 14 

Hannah Wife of Dan" Burr Jun^ 15 

28. 1724 Abigail Wife of obediah Gilburd 16 

29. 1715/6 Deborah wife of Joseph Wheeler 17 

1726 Sarah Wife of John Bartram Jun** 18 

Martha Wife of George Hull 19 

Sarah Wife of Jehu Burr 20 

21 : 1712 Anne Wife of John Green 21 

Dec. 10. 1721 Ehzabeth Wife of Stephen Burr 22 
21. 1724/5 Esther Wife of Dan^i Bradley 23 

Abigail Wife of Peter B[urr] 24 

Part I 

July 19: 1724 Eunice Wife of onesimus Gold 25 

Sarah Wife of Theopliilus Hull 26 

Now Begins the Names of those that have Been admitted to full Com- 
munion since my Settlement In the ministry in this Place. 

Captain Thomas Hill 27 

Mary Hill his Wife 28 

Jun 26 Joseph Rowland 29 

1726 ware Mary Goodsell my Wife 30 

admitted Ehzabeth the Wife of Nath" Hull 31 

Hannah Wife of Joseph osburn 32 

Mary Wife of Benj°^ Darling 33 

Ehzabeth Gilburd 34 

Mary Gilburd 35 

Joseph Banks 36 

" ' ~ ' 37 

38 
39 
40 
41 
42 
43 
44 



July 10 


Mary Wife to Joseph Banks 


1726 




Admitted 


Abigail wife to Joseph Rowland 




Sarah Malory 




Eleoner Hull 




Elizabeth Thorp 


July 24 


Benjamin Banks 


1726 


Ruth Wife of Benj°^ Banks 


Admitted 


Phebe Higgins 



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Serjt John Smith 45 

Admitted Miirtha Wife to Serj* Smith 46 

Aug*'* 8 John Lyon 47 

1726 and his Wife 48 

Ben j"i Lyon 49 

and his Wife 50 

James Lyon 51 

Rachel wife of John Hide 52 

David Williams 53 

Dorothy Wife of David Williams 54 

Elizebcth Wife to Ensign Sam" Wakeman 55 

The Wife of John Smith mill 56 

The Wife of Sam" Whitlock 57 

Admitted M^ Stephen Munson 58 

Jan: 1: 1726/7 Hannah wife of U' Moses Dimon 59 

Admitted John Gilburd and 60 

feb: 5. 1726/7 Jemimah Wife to John Gilburd 61 

Admitted Scrjt g^m" Lyon 62 

feb 26 and his Wife 63 

1726/7 Benjni Gilburd 64 

Elizebeth Wife of Benj°^ Gilburd 65 

Samuel Lyon Jun*" 66 

and his Wife 67 

John Meeker 68 

and his Wife 69 

Widdow Sarah Smith Baptized and Admitted 70 

Admitted to full Communion Fart 1 Number 

Dec. 17: 1727 Martha Wife of Daniel Sherwood 71 

May 21 : 1728. the Wife of Joseph ogdeu 72 

Aug«t 11 Sam" Davis 73 

1728 Hannah Wife to Sam" Davis 74 

Aug8<^ 24 William Alalory 75 

1728 Hannah Wife to WiUiam Malory 76 

Dec : 24 Jacob Grey 77 

1728 and his wife 78 

Dec: 31 Joseph Darling 79 

1728 Rachel wife of Joseph Darling SO 
Mar: 9 David meeker 81 
1728/9 Mary wife of David Meeker Recommended from 

the &-st Church in this Town 82 

Aug«t 1. 1729. M^ Dan" Burr 83 

Sep"- 18 Daniel Lyon 84 

1729 and his wife 85 
Ocf 5. 1729. Mathew Faden Negro Slave to Cap* Dimon 86 
feb 22 John Thorp 87 
1729/30 Mary wife of John Thorp 88 

Sam" Jennings Jun"^ 89 
Jemimah Wife of John Olmstead Recommended 

from the first Church In this Town 90 

Sep. 1 Benjamin Banks Jun^ 91 

1730 Mary wife of Benj^ Banks Jun' 92 
Jun: 1730 Benjamin Sherwood Sen^ 93 
Oct^ 10: 1731 Mary Williams Admitted 94 
May: 7 Joseph Wheeler 95 
1732 



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[April 



May 7. 
1732 
May 19 
[17]32 



Jun24 

1732 

1733 



1734 
1734 

1734 

1734 



Mar. 2 
1734/5 
April 7 
1735 
Augst 3 

1735 

Aug 17 

1735 

Oct'- 18 

1735 

Jany 16. 1735/6. 



Nathan Hubbel 

and his Wife 

Wiiham Nautropp 

and his Wife 

John Bradley Jun'' 

Sarah Wife to John Bradley 

Mary wife of John Ogdon 

David Hill 

and his Wife 

The Wife of Sam'^ Jenning Jun"^ from Cbiirch 

William Williams once belonging to the Church of 
England in Stratford 

John Green Admitted 

John Nicols of Greensf arms, by the Consent of the 
'Rpv^ Mr Chapman 

Benjamin Sherwood Jun^ 

Eleoner Wife of Benj°^ Sherwood Jun^ 

David Down 

Ehzebeth wife of David Down Both Recom- 
mended from M'^ Robert Church. 

L* Sam^J Wakeman 

MJ" Moses Burr 

M'^ Gershom Banks 

M^ Aaron Burr 

Abraham Blackman and 

his wife Recommended from y^ Rev^ M'^ Gold 

The wife of Daniel Buckley 

Rachel Johnson 

Rachel wife of Robert Lord Jun'' 



Admitted to full Communion 



Part I 



April 18 

1736 

Oct^ 3. 1736 



feb28 
1736/7 

Augst 7. 1737. 
Nov. 7. 1737 
Dec: 1737 

Jan 15. 

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Sarah Wife of Cornelius Hull Jun' 

Sarah Wife of Benjamin Smith 

Ithamar Gregory 

the Wife of Ithamar Gregory 

John French by a Recomendation from the Rev^ 

M^- Collens 
The wife of Mr. John French 

Sarah Lyon 

Margaret Wife of Sam'^ Thorp 

Daniel Sherwood 

Joseph Banks, Jun'' 

Johanna Wife to Joseph Banks Jun' 

Abigail mfe to Joseph Hill 

Hannah wife to Joseph Burr 

Sarah Wife of Thomas Banks 



1737 Joseph Bradley Jun'' and his wife 

Augs* 21. 1738 Gershom Buckley Jun^ 

Sarah Wife of Gershom Buckley 
Augst 21. 1738 Daniel Burr Jun^ 

and his wife 
Jan: 24. 1739 Gershom Bradley 

Elizabeth Wife to Gershom Bradley 



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July: 27. 1739 


Lydia wife to Benj°^ Allen 


144 


Nov. 25 1739 


Mary Wife to Gershom Banks 


145 


Dec: 1739 


Mary the Wife Fransis Bradley 


146 


Jan 1739/40 


Fransis Bradley 


147 


feb: 1739/40 


Moses Gilbui'd 


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Thaddeus Gilburd 


149 


Max. 16. 1740 


Abigail Wife of James Lyon 


150 




The wife of Jonathan Middlebrook Jun' 


151 


April. 19 


David Whitlock 


152 


. 1740 


Ruth wife to David Whitlock Covenant^ Baptiz,d 




and Admitted 


153 


May 4 1740 


Susannah Wife of John Winton 


154 


Jun 1740 


Joseph Davis 


155 




Ehzabeth wife of Joseph Davis 


156 


Augst 16. 1741. 


Sarah Gilburd 


157 


Sepr 6. 1741. 


John Rowland 


158 


Oct. 2. 1741. 


Sarah wiie of Lemuel Price 


159 




Mary wife of Sam" Smith 


160 


1741/2. 


Deborah wife of Thaddeus Gilburd 


161 


Jany 


The wife of Gershom Whitehead 


162 




Samuel Whitney from Stratfeild 


163 




The wife of Samuel Whitney 


164 




Ether Hull 


165 




Abigail Bradley 


166 


feb 


Samuel Thorp Jun' and 


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1741/2 


Hannah his wife 


168 




John Banks and 


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Elizabeth his wife 


170 




Sarah wife of James Grey 


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April 25 


Mary wife of Daniel Murren 


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1742 






June 9 


Abigail Gilburd Admitted 


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1742 






Sep^ 1. 


Thomas Picke and a j_u+^^ 
Johanna Nautropp Admitted 


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1742 


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Nov: 14 


Samuel Perry and ) a Emitted 


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1742 


ct 11" 'r i .rl.UJ.lll t tcCl 

fearah his wife ) 


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May 1. 1743 


Mary wife to Dan" Sturgis Admitted 


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Admitted to full Communion x art 1 Number 


May 15. 1743. 


Mary wife to William Williams 


179 




Jane Wife to Gershom Bradley 


180 




Damaris Wife to Peter Bradley 


181 


May 13. 1744 


Wife to Sam" Price 


182 


1743 


Second Wife to M' John French 


183 


June. 3. 1744. 


Mary second wife to Dan" Bradley 


184 


1742 


James Davis, and 


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Hannah his wife 


186 




John Fanton and 


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Mary his Wife from Greensfarms 


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The Wife of Sam" Murren from Fairfeild old Parish 


189 


1744 


John Cabel from Greensfarms 


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Septr 1744 


Mill John Smith Admitted 


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Catherine Wife of John Wakeman Admitted 


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April 5 
1745 


U&JBradley Admitted 


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June 3. 1745 
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Dec. 1749 
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July 1. 1750 
Sep' 30 1750 

Julys 

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15 June 1760 



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Martha Wife to Miller F. Bradley Admitt^ 
Jabez & I Wheeler Admitted by a recommendation 
Charity ) from y^ Church of Christ at Stratf eild 
Pegge Negro recommended by M' Moses Dickenson 
Mary Wife of Joseph Bradley jun^ from M'" Hobarts Ch 
Ensig~David Banks & / i •^.^. ^ 
Hannah Meeker J admitted 

Elisha Alvord By a Certificate i^ M' Chauncy 
Sarah Bradley was Admitted 

Sarah i Jennings were admitted 

Cap* Moses Dimon was Admitted 

Stephen Hull Admitted 

Sarah third wife to Cap* Dan^^ Bradley from 

Greensfarms 
Sarah Wife of John Cable) a -_•-+ i 
Widow Eunice Lyon \ ^umitted 

Susan wife to Tho^ Bedient 
Mindwell Wife to David osburn 

The Names of those admitted to full Comunion after the Ordination 
of Seth Pomeroy 

David Bradley & 
Jan' 22 Damaris his Wife 

1758 Samuel Bradley Jun^ 

& Sarah his Wife 
Feb'* 26 — Deborah Wife to L* Gershom Bradley was admitted 

April 16. MJ's^Mary Alvord Wife to M^ Elisha Alvord rec- 

omended from Rev^ M^ Dickinson of Norwall^: 
was admitted 

Admitted to FuU-Comunion. 

April 16. 1758. M^ Jabez Wakeman & Ruth his Wife were ad- 
mitted 
Naomi Wife to David Thorp ^ 
Mary Wife to John Drew [ were admitted 
Joseph Frost and his Wife ) 
Joseph Jennings Jun'' renewed Cov* ) 
and was admitted to Comunion J 
Widow Whitney from Stratfield 
Wido Abigail Davis receiv'd to full Comunion 
Wife to Jb9 Gilbert from Danbury began to com- ) 
unicate with us ) 

Sarai Pomeroy my Wife covenanted & admitted 
Gershom Hubbel was admitted 
(Thos Goodsell ) a -4.^- a 

i Miriam his Wife r^^^^^^^^**^^ 
Sarah Wife to Gershom Hubbel covenanted & ad- 
mitted 
1 Novemb' 1761 Joseph Middlebrook covenanted & admitted 
7 February 1762 Oliver Whitlock & his Wife were admitted 
26 September Mary wife of Dan^ Bradley ) were 

Sarah Wife of Joseph Middlebrook Jun' ) admitted 
7th November Lucretia Crane was admitted 
4 Decemb'^ 1763 Melisan 3^ wife of Oliver Whitlock from the Chh in 

Norwalk began to partake 
Z^ May 1767 David Bulkley from the Chh in Greens-farms began to 

partake with us 



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1914] Additional Barbadian Notes 177 

I The 2^ Wife of Cap. David Banks being a member in 
14 August 1768 ] Comunion with the Chh in Greensfarms began to par- 

( take here 

1 Jan^ ( Mary 2^ wife of L* Jn^ Bradley a member from the Chh 
1769 I in Fairfield began to partake with us 

2 April Sarah wife of Hezekiah Bulkley recommended by M' 

Bartlet & Chh began to join in Comunion 
10*^ Sept^ 1769 Elisha Bradley renewed Covenant & admitted 
igth March 1770 Eleanor wife of Benj^ Banlis covenanted & admitted 

The followg persons were admitted into full communion, after y® ordina- 
tion of W M Tennent 

1772 — Eunice Bradley wife of Elisha 

Abigail Davies — at y® Same time Martha Tennent 
Doctor David Rodgers began to partake w^*^ us 
David Price & his wife 

1773 j Cap^ Ebenezer Banks & his wife 
2i8t feby — \ David WiUiams 

20 Oc'" Daniel Banks & his wife Susannah Tennent began to 

partake w*^ us. 
1774. Doctor Hull & his wife ) ■, -.. . 

March 20th & Lois Lyon j ^^^^ admitted. 

July 20th Moses Hill & his wife — were admitted 17. 

1775 

March 12th Cornelius Hull w^ admitted 18. 

July 2 Thaddeus Wakeman & his wife were admitted 20. 

1776 Abigail Wheeler & Wid'^ Jane Ogden were admitted 22 

Admitted to full Communion — 

1778 March 8th David Downs & his wife were admitted 24 

1779 Ap^ Ebenezer Banks & his wife were admitted 26 
Sep'^ 6th Thos Wheeler sen^" & Nathan Gold sen^ were ad- 
mitted 28. 

Nov^ 1st Gershom Wakeman was admited 29. 

Sepr 24 1780 Jn^ Alvord & Abigail his wife were admitted 31. 

1781 March 4th Jehiel Sherwood & his wife & Milly Bradley were 

admitted 34 

June 24. Widdow Huldah Wakeman was admitted 35 

Jany 4 1784 John Hubbel & his wife were admitted 

Nathan Bradley 

Aaron Sturges & his wife 

Widow Mary Bradley 
Dec 5 Nehemiah Banks Jun 

Look to Vol II 

[To be continued] 



ADDITIONAL BARBADIAN NOTES 

By G, Andrews Moriartt, Jr., A.M., of Newport, R.I. 

In addition to the abstracts of wills and other Barbadian records 
which were contributed by the writer to the Register for October 
1913 (vol. 67, pp. 360-371), the following brief abstracts of mis- 
cellaneous documents were made during the writer's stay in Bar- 



178 Additional Barbadian Notes [April 

bados, and are printed here because of the information which they 
furnish about the intercourse and the family ties between New Eng- 
land and Barbados in the seventeenth century. 

Robert Walke of the parish of St. James, planter, makes an indenture, 
19 September 1644, with Nicholas Walke of the same parish for one half of 
his twenty acres, reserving, however, the use of the crop ''when the said 
Robert shall think good for going home for England.'^ 

Walter Walke, planter in Barbados, sold, 16 May 1645, to Edward 
Breviter, gentleman, 10 acres in the parish of St. Peter. 

Indenture, dated 22 February 1678 [1678/91, between Lieut. Robert 
Ayseford of the parish of St. Thomas, gentleman, guardian to Jolm and 
James Root, orphans of John Root of the said parish deceased, and Robert 
Walke of the same parish and island, millwright, for two thirds of the plan- 
tation of the said John Root deceased, of 94 acres, together with two thirds 
of a stone windmill and a boiling house of stone. 

John Chambers was buried at St. Michael's in 1666. 

Samuel Chambers was buried at St. Michael's in 1674. 

[The will of Thomas Walke, Esq., of Lower Norfolk Co., Va., dated 5 January 
1693/4 and proved 15 January following, mentions brother Robert Walke of 
Barbados and sister Ann Chambers of Barbados. Thomas Walke was the 
founder of a noted Norfolk family and was the father of Anthony Walke, Esq., 
of " Fairfield," Princess Anne Co., Va.] 

Robert Child, "Doctor of Phisicke," sells, 2 October 1645, to Richard 
Vines, gentleman, a neck of land containing about 300 acres and two islands 
called Stair [?] Island and Wood Island, for one pepper corn on the Feast of 
St. Michael. 

[This deed was probably entered in the Bai'badian records by Richard Vines, 
who removed from New England to Barbados in 1646 and in October 1645 had 
sold to the Doctor a large tract of land in Maine. Savage says that Child went 
home to England in 1647 and never returned. The question now arises whether 
he may not have visited Barbados subsequently, after his quarrel with the Massa- 
chusetts authorities.] 

Richard Vines, gentleman, bought, 14 November 1646, of John Greene, 
planter, a plantation of 25 acres in the parish of St. Michael. 

Agreement, dated 28 May 1647, of Robert Bridges of Barbados, gentle- 
man, to ship to John Jordan of New England, merchant, 1410 lbs. of mus- 
covado sugar. 

Ann Cromwell of Boston in New England, widow, executrix of her hus- 
band, Capt. Thomas Cromwell, deceased, gives a power of attorney to her 
loving friend Edward Hutchinson of Boston to collect debts due from John 
Maniford of Barbados. Dated 2 October 1649. 

[Thomas CromweU came from London to Boston in 1646 and died in 1649. 
He had made a large fortune in privateering. His widow married Richard I^ight 
of Boston.] 

On 17 October 1649, before William Aspinwall, Notary and Tabelhon 
Pubhck, etc., appeared Mr. Adam Winthrop of Boston, New England, 
husband of Elizabeth, late wife of Nathaniel Longe, late of Boston, merchant, 
and made Edward Hutchinson of Boston, merchant, his attorney to receive 
goods due in Barbados to EUzabeth his wife or to her late husband Nathaniel 
Longe. 

[According to Savage's Gen, Diet., Adam Winthrop married secondly Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Thomas Hawkins. If this is so, she was a widow at the time 
of her marriage to Adam Winthrop. His first wife, Ehzabeth Glover, died in 
1648. Cf. Aspinwall Notarial Records, p. 225.1 



1914] Additional Barbadian Notes 179 

John Ruffe of Barbados, planter, and James Bycot [or Upcot] of the same, 
barber, sell, 4 March 1656/7, to Capt. William Mott of the same island, 
gentleman, part of a messuage where said Mott now liveth. 

[Adam Mott of Portsmouth, R.I., had an aged father, John Mott, who was at 
Portsmouth as early as 1639. On 13 November 1654 the town of Portsmouth 
voted " to pay John Motts passage to Barbados and back again if he cannot be 
received."] 

John Woodmansey of Boston, merchant, makes, 22 May 1659, his friend 
Mr. David Morgan, now resident of Barbados, his attorney to collect such 
debts as are due him there and in other Carrabee Islands. 

[According to Savage's Gen. Diet., John Woodmansey was a Boston merchant 
as early as 1659 and died about 1685. The surname is still found in Westerly, 
R.I., and in that vicinity.] 

Col. Humphrey Hooke of Barbados, Esq^®, appears in the Barbadian 
deeds in 1659. 

[He was perhaps the Bristol alderman, whose son, Francis Hooke of Kittery, 
married Mary, sister of Nathaniel Maverick of St. Lucy's, Barbados.] 

Robert Gibbs of Boston, fishmonger, mentions, 15 April 1660, articles of 
agreement made 15 March 1657 [1657/8] between Robert Gibbs, citizen and 
fishmonger of London, and John Winder of London, grocer, and William 
Dickinson of London, draper. He recites that Robert Gibbs and William 
Dickinson went to New England, and that Dickinson removed thence to 
Barbados, where he has recently died. 

[According to Savage's Gen. Diet., Robert Gibbs of Boston, merchant, was a 
son of Sir Henry Gibbs of Warwickshire and came to New England before 1660. 
He married Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Sheaffe, and died in 1673, aged 37, 
leaving issue. William Dickinson has escaped the notice of Savage and probably 
did not remain long in New England.] 

William Brenton of Newport on road Island within the Colony of Provi- 
dence Plantation in New England, merchant, gives a power of attorney to 
Peleg Sanford of Ne\\^ort to be his attorney in Barbadoes to collect what is 
due him there. Done at the Island of road, 17 December 1661. 

[Gov. Peleg Sanford's first wife was the daughter of Gov. William Brenton. 
From this Wilham Brenton, one of the early settlers of Newport, descended 
Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton, who was with Nelson at Trafalgar.] 

William Kent of Boston in New England and Mary his wife, formerly 
widow of John Mears, deceased, make John Puddifult of ye Bay in ye Bar- 
badoes an attorney to collect such property as is owing them by the death 
of Thomas Dinsdeall, formerly uncle to the said Mary. Dated 4 April 1665. 

Edward King, aged about 18 years, and Edward Winslow, aged about 
25 years, testify, 7 May 1666, to the seal of Edward Rawson on papers 
relating to the case of Thomas Offield & Co. v. Richard Lockwood and the 
ship Phoenix for non-payment of wages in a voyage to Fayal and back to 
Boston, the ship being then at Barbados. 

Elizabeth Cortis of Faury [?] in Cornwall, widdow, conveys for love to 
her grandson Edward Guyer, son of Edward Guyer of Barbados, 20 acres 
in the parish of St. Lucy. Dated 17 October 1666. 

[The name Guyer suggests that of a well-known Boston family.] 

Agreement of Isaac Winslow, master of the ketch Betty, with John ff owle, 
merchant, dated 14 June 1667, states that he arrived in Barbados 23 Decem- 
ber last. 

[Isaac Winslow of Charlestown, son of John of Plymouth, the brother of Gov. 
Edward Winslow, married Mary, daughter of Increase Nowell, the secretary, in 
1666. He died in Jamaica in 1670.] 

VOL. LXVIII. 12 



180 Additional Barbadian Notes [April 

Note of Abraham Brown, dated at Boston 20 November 1667, on Mr. 
Crispin Hooper, merchant, in Barbados, to pay Mr. Benjamin Seay at the 
Bridgetown 6000 lbs. of muscovado sugar. 

[Abraham Brown, a Boston merchant, came over in 1650. He married (1) 
19 August 1653 Jane Skipper, and (2) 1 May 1660 Rebecca Usher. He was taken 
by Barbary pirates in 1654.) 

Protest of William Condy, master of the ship Try all, dated 15 February 
1667 [1667/81, shows that he sailed from New London 31 December last, 
bound for Barbados. 

Note of James Pendleton of Portsmouth on Pisquataqua, dated 27 June 
1668, on Mr. Daniel Browning, merchant, in Barbados, in favor of Mr. John 
Daney, for 5266 lbs. of muscovado sugar. 

[James Pendleton, son of Bryan, was early of Watertown, Mass., but removed 
to Portsmouth, N. H., where in 1671 he was one of the founders of the First 
Church. Subsequently he removed to Stonington, Conn., and Westerly, R.I., 
and was the ancestor of the Pendleton family in that section of New England.] 

A mutilated protest, dated 18 September 1668, mentions Capt. Robert 
Lock, late of London, now of Boston, merchant. 

Michael Spencer, now resident on the Island of Barbados, sues William 
Coney, 18 November 1668. 

[A Michael Spencer, son of John Spencer of Newport, R.I., was of East Green- 
wich, R.I., in 1692. Another Michael Spencer, probably a kinsman of John, 
was at Cambridge, Mass., in 1634.] 

Protest by Mr. James Paine, master of the sloop CJmrles, from Nausimond 
River, Virginia, laden mth tobacco for New York and New England, and 
driven by a tempest to Barbados, dated 14 December 1668. 

[James Paine appears to have been an early sea captain at Newport, R. I.] 

By a power of attorney, dated 3 May 1669, Humphrey Davenport, 
executor of Edward Collinson, makes John Pitt, Richard Romney, and 
William Boreman his attorneys to sell to Josepli Andrews and Reynold 
Alleyne, merchants, for 20,000 lbs. of merchantable muscovado sugar, land 
near the Indian Bridge in the parish of St. Michael, in the occupation of 
Joseph James. Entered 19 January 1669 [1669/70]. 

[According to Savage's Gen. Diet., Humphrej'' Davenport of Dorchester, Mass., 
came from Barbados and married Rachel Holmes. They removed to Hartford, 
Conn., and finally to New York. Reynold Alleyne was son of Col. Re^'nold 
Alleyne, of the Council at Barbados in 1630, who was the leader of the Puritan 
party on the island. Abel Alleyne, son of Col. Reynold, was the ancestor of the 
baronets of that name.] 

Protest of Mr. Joseph Nash, master of the ship Tryall from Boston, 25 
June 1669, shows that he left Boston 23 December last. 

[Probably Joseph Nash of Boston and Weymouth.] 

Note of Salomen Delen, dated Boston, 12 October 1669, on Mr. Joseph 
Senior at Bridgetown in favor of Mr. James Whetcomb. 

[James Whetcomb was a Boston merchant.] 

Note of Nicholas Paige of Boston, dated 29 October 1669, on Mr. Evan 
Morgan, merchant, in Barbados, in favor of James Whition [? Whiton]. 

Note of Mr. Peter Coffin, dated at Portsmouth on Pisquattaqua 8 De- 
cember 1669, on his agent [name illegible] in Barbados. 

Note of James Coates, dated Barbados, 28 February 1669 [1669/70], to 
Richard Jonson on Henry Grigy of London for goods received of Mr. Thomas 
Deane of New England. 



1914] Genealogical Research in England 181 

A deed from Thomas Middleton to Joseph Horbin, dated 5 November 
1673, mentions land of Robert Allerton in St. Michael's. 

** Newport on Road Island ye 18 November 1673." An order to Mr. 
Joseph Borden, Mr. Roger Goulding, Mr. Ehsha Sanford, and Mr. Josiah 
Arnold in Barbados, signed by Sarah Reape, Benedict Arnold, Sr., Caleb 
Carr, Peleg Sanford, and Thomas Ward, to sell the ship Joanna and Sarah. 

[Mr. Joseph Borden, son of Richard Borden who was one of the first settlers 
of Portsmouth, R.I., removed to Barbados and in 1680 was Uving at Bridgetown 
with his wife, two children, an apprentice, and 14 slaves. Elisha Sanford wa.s 
the son of President John Sanford of Rhode Island, who came to that colony with 
Mrs. Hutchinson, having married her daughter. Josiah Arnold was a son of 
Gov. Benedict Arnold and resided at Jamestown, R.I. Sarah Reape was the 
widow of WiUiam Reape of Newport, R.I,, a Quaker merchant, who was very 
active in the settlement of Shrewsbury, N. J. Benedict Arnold, Sr., was the 
distinguished Governor of Rhode Island. Caleb Carr was of Newport, R.I., 
where he was a rich merchant. He was governor in 1695. Peleg Sanford, son 
of President John and Bridget (Hutchinson) Sanford, was a Newport merchant. 
He was governor of Rhode Island from 1680 to 1683 and was judge of admiralty 
under King William. He married first Mary Brenton, by whom he had no issue; 
and secondly Mary Coddington. Thomas Ward, who was born in 1641 and died 
in 1689, the son of John Ward of Newport, R.I., was a rich merchant and general 
treasurer of the Colony. His son Richard became governor of Rhode Island in 
1741.) 

A certified copy of the will of Richard Russell of Charlestown, Mass., 
dated 29 March 1674, and a certificate of the death of Mrs. Mary Russell, 
30 November 1688, aged about 80 years. Both documents were presented 
by James Russell of Charlestown. 

[For this Russell family see Savage's Gen. Diet, and Pope's Pioneers of Mass.l 

Indenture, dated 2 September 1686, between Thomas Rawdon of Hoddes- 
den, Harefordshire, Esq., and Capt. William Mott of Barbados, gentleman, 
concerning certain lands near the Indian Bridge in St. Michael's, belonging 
to Dame Elizabeth Rawdon, widow of Sir Marmaduke Rawdon. 

An agreement, without date, between Capt. WiUiam Greenough of the 
pink Increase, ''now riding in Carlisle Bay," and Capt. John Pitt of St. 
Michael's, merchant, to carry muscovado sugar to Portsmouth and the 
creeks and harbors on the Piscataqua and to return to CarUsle Bay. 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from page 64] 
CUSHMAN 

The Will of John Crocheman of Roh^ynden [co. Kent], 2 March 1523 
[1523/4]. To be buried in the churchyard of Rolvynden. To the reparation 
of the church of Rolvynden 6s. 8d. Toward the buying of a cope for said 
church 5 marks. To an honest priest to sing in said church for one year 
10 marks. To the highway between the house of John Asten the elder and 
the church 3s. 4d. To Johane Crocheman my sister 13s. 4d. To Ewena 
widow, Vnkles widow, John Blacke, Elyne Wederley, and to Gabryell 12d. 
each. To Symon Harkwod all debts due me from him at this date, and to 
Goddeley Herkewod his wife a barn adjoining the house he dwelleth in, with 



182 Genealogical Research in England [April 

the ground around it, w4th reversion at her death to her son John and his 
issue, and for default of such to her other children or else to my brother 
Thomas Crocheman and his heirs forever. To each of my feoffees 12d. each. 
To Richard Moore 2s. All the residue of my goods, housing, lands, and 
rents to my brother Thomas Crocheman, he paying my debts and legacies, 
and if he refuse to do so, my feoffees, Richard More, Robert Kinchman, 
Richard Baker, and Symon Herkwod are to sell enough of my lands to 
fulfil my will and pay my debts. Executor: my brother Thomas. Wit- 
nesses: Sir Robert Wyse, vicar, Richard Moore, and Elyne Wyderley. 
Proved 10 May 1524 by Thomas Crocheman, the executor named. (Arch- 
deaconry of Canterbury, vol. 16, fo. 6.) 

Deposition of Thomas Cowchman of the parish of Rolvenden [co. Kent], 
having lived there twelve years and before that in the parish of Hawkhurst, 
aged forty years, dated 25 September 1578. (Depositions at Canterbury. 
1678.) 

The Will of Thomas Couchman of the parish of Rohdnden, co. Kent, 
husbandman, 10 February 1585 [1585/6]. To be buried in the churchyard 
of Rolvinden. To the poor men's box of Rolvinden 2s. To my son Rychard 
Couchman £10 at the age of one and twenty years. To my younger son 
Robarte Couchman £10 at the age of one and twenty years. To my daugh- 
ter Syluester Couchman £6. 13s. 4d. at the age of twenty years or day of 
marriage. If any of my said children die under age, reversion to the sur- 
vivors. To my godchild Thomas Bredman 12d. To my godchildren 
Thomas Colye, Thomas Gabriell, Marion Hasleman, and Jone Couchman 
a sheep each. If my wife Ellen shall marry again before my children have 
received their portions, then her husband shall give security to Robert 
Gybbon for the pajmient of the said portions, and if he will not, then my wife 
shall p&j unto the said Robert Gibbon the said portions, and he shall lay it 
out for the use and profit of my said children, until they be of age to receive 
it. Residuary legatee and executrix: my wife Ellen. Overseer: Robarte 
Gibbon. [Signed] Signum Thome Couchman. Witnesses: Robart Gibbon, 
Leonard Wylson, and Symon Lingen. Proved 12 May 1586 by the execu- 
trix. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 46, fo. 120.) 

The nuncupative Will of Emanuel Evernden of Rolvinden, co. Kent, 
8 November 1589. To the poor of Rolvinden 6s. 8d. To brother Joseph 
Evernden 20s. Residuary legatee and executrix: wife Ellen. Witnesses: 
James Sloman and Steven Prydney. Proved 12 February 1589 [1589/90] 
by the executrix. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 47, fo. 276.) 

CusHMAN Entries in the Archdeacons' Transcripts of the 
Parish Registers of Rolvenden^ co. Kent, 1560-1612 

1568 ''July The same Day agayn [xviij] was maryid Thomas Cuchiman and 

Elynour hubbarde may din." 
1572 Alys daughter of Thomas Cutchman baptized 20 April. 
1574 Alys daughter of Thomas Cutchiman buried 9 May. 

1574 Sylvister daughter of Thomas Cutchiman baptized 30 October. 

1575 John son of Christopher Croochiman baptized 8 May. 

1577 "The ix daye of the same month of february was baptized Robert 
Cutchman the sone of Thomas Cutchman " [1577/8]. 

1582 Margaret daughter of Thomas Cuchman baptized 25 March. 

1583 Margaret daughter of Thomas Cuchman buried 5 February [1583/4]. 

1584 Henry son of Thomas Cowchman baptized 26 July. 

1585 Henry son of Thomas Cowchman buried 11 April. 

1585 Thomas Cowchman householder buried 14 February [1585/6]. 



1914] Genealogical Research in England 183 

1587 Emanuell Evernden and Ellyn Cowchman widow married 17 October. 
1589 Emanuell Evernden householder buried 3 December. 
1593 ** Stephen Ev'renden of Tenterden broadweaver and Sylvester Cowche- 
man were maryed 7 November." 

From the Registers of the Parish of St. Alphege, Canterbury 

1606 "Robert Cushman vnto Sara Reder dwelling with in Pr'cinct's of 

Christchurche " [the Cathedral] married 31 July.* 

From the Registers of the Parish of St. Andrew, Canterbury 

1607 Thomas Cushman sonne of Robart baptized 8 February [1607/8]. f 

From the Visitation Books of the Archdeacon of Canterbury 

1603, 14 November, the churchwardens of St. Andrew's, Canterbury, 
present Robert Cushman, servant to George Maisters, for the like as the 
common fame goeth [i.e., ''for that he doth say he will not come to his parish 
church, because he cannot be edified and saith he can and will defend it by 
the word of God"]. When he appeared, 15 October 1604, in the Court of 
the Archdeacon, he was warned that he would have to acknowledge his 
offence in the parish church of St. Andrew, Canterbury, on some Sunday in 
the time of service, according to the schedule [not given], and then to certify 
the Court afterwards. Not doing this, he was excommunicated 12 November 
1604. On 28 June 1605 he appeared and asked to be absolved, and on 7 July 
1605 this request was granted. (Vol. for 1598-1608, part 2, fo. 31.) 

From the Roll op the Freemen of the City of Canterbury 

1605 Robert Couchman, ''grosser," freeman by apprenticeship to George 

Masters, t 

Canterbury Marriage Licences 

1593 Thomas Tilden of Tenterden, yeoman, and Ellen Evernden of Rol- 

venden, widow, 6 November. § 
1610 Thomas Shingleton of Sandwich, shoemaker, and Mary Clarke of the 

same parish, virgin, at St. Mary Bredman's, Canterbury, 28 January 

[1610/11].|| 

Translation from the Dutch Records at LeydenH 

Robert Cushman, woolcomber, from Canterbury in England, widower of 
Sarah Cushman, dwelling in a little alley of the Nunsgate, accompanied by 
John Keble his friend, with Mary Shingelton from Sandwich in England, 
widow of Thomas Shingelton, accompanied by Catherine Carver her friend. 

They were married before Andries Jasperson van Vesanevelt and Jacob 
Paedts, Sheriffs, this fifth of June, 1617. 

[The entries .... show that the banns were pubhshed three times, on 
20 and 27 May, and on 3 June, 1617.] 

* Printed in Cowper's Registers of St. Alphage, p. 113. 

t This is the only Cushman entry in the registers of the parish of St. Andrew, Canter- 
bury, from 1576 to 1618, inclusive. 

t Printed in Cowper's Freemen of Canterbury, column 183. 

§ Printed in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Licences, Series 1, column 417. 

II Printed in Cowper's Canterbury Marriage Licences, Series 1, column 374. 

Ti This translation is reprinted from The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 10, p. 193, where 
may be found also a printed copy and a facsimile of the original Dutch record, which 
is entered in the Leyden records, Echt Book B, fo. 64. The record is preceded by 
words which in the EngHsh translation read: "Entered on 19 May, 1617." 



184 Genealogical Research in England [April 

[From the foregoing data the following pedigree has been prepared regarding 
the Cusliman family, the name being spelled in various ways, as Cushman, 
Coachman, Couchman, Cutchman, Crochman, and even Churchman: 

1. Crocheman or Cushman. 

Children : 

i. John, of Rolvenden, co. Kent, the testator of 1523/4, d. between 
2 Mar. 1523/4 and 10 May following, leaving no issue. 
2. ii. Thomas. 

iii. JoHANE, mentioned in her brother's will in 1523/4, when she was unm. 

iv. GoDDELEY (probably), m. Symon Harkwod. In the ^^11 of John 
Crocheman, 1523/4, land was left to her, which was to descend to 
her son at her death. 

2. Thomas Crocheman, executor of his brother John's -wall, which he 

proved 10 May 1524, was probably father or grandfather of 

3. Thomas Couchman of Rolvenden, husbandman, the testator of 1585/6, 

who- was born about 1538 and was buried at Rolvenden 14 Feb. 
1585/6. He married there, 18 July 1568, Elinor Hubbard, whose 
ancestry has not been found. She married secondly, 17 Oct. 1587, 
Emanuell Evernden of Rolvenden, the testator of 1589, who was 
buried at Rolvenden 3 Dec. 1589; and thirdly, 13 Nov. 1593, as his 
second wife, Thomas Tilden of Tenterden, yeoman,* the licence 
being dated 6 Nov. 1593. By his fii'st wife Thomas Tilden was the 
father of Nathaniel Tilden of Tenterden and of Scituate, Mass.f 
If Thomas Tilden's son Freegift was his son by his third wife, Alice 

, then his second -wife must have died before 1604, but the 

record of her burial has not been found, nor is any will or administra- 
tion on her estate known to exist. Thomas Couchman deposed in 
1578 that he had lived at Rolvenden for twelve years and before that 
at Hawkhurst; but no Cushmans are found in the early Hawkhurst 
registers or in the lists of Hawkhurst testators. 
Children, baptized at Rolvenden: 

i. Alts, bapt. 20 Apr. 1572; bur. at Rolvenden 9 May 1574. 
ii. Sylvester (daughter), bapt. 30 Oct. 1574; m. at Rolvenden, 7 Nov. 
1593, Stephen Everenden of Tenterden, broadweaver. 
4. iii. Robert, bapt. 9 Feb. 1577/8. 

iv. Margaret, bapt. 25 Mar. 1582; bur. at Rolvenden 5 Feb. 1583/4. 
V. Henry, bapt. 26 July 1584; bur. at Rolvenden 11 Apr. 1585. 

4. Robert Cutchman or Cushman, baptized at Rolvenden, co. Kent, 

9 Feb. 1577/8, was, in all probability, identical with Robert Cush- 
man, the agent of the Leyden Pilgrims in England. In 1603 we find 
him in Canterbury, co. Kent, as servant to George Masters. He 
was presented, 14 Nov. 1603, by the churchwardens of St. Andrew's 
Parish, ''for that he doth say he will not come to his parish church, 
because he cannot be edified and saith he can and will defend it by 
the word of God." Not doing the penance imposed on him by the 
ecclesiastical court, he was excommunicated 12 Nov. 1604, but on 
28 June 1605 he appeared before the court and asked for absolution, 
which was granted to him on 7 July 1605, when he was received again 
into the Church. In the same year, 1605, he became a freeman of 
Canterbury, the record of his admission describing him as Robert 
Couchman, "grosser," a freeman by apprenticeship to George 
Masters. He married first, in the parish of St. Alphege, Canterbury, 

• Vide Register, vol. 65, pp. 327-330. 
t Vide Register, vol. 65, pp. 330-331. 



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31 July 1606, Sara Reder, who dwelt in the precincts of the Cathe- 
dral and whose parentage has not been discovered. Their son 
Thomas was baptized in the parish of St. Andrew, Canterbury, 
8 Feb. 1607/8, tliis date serving to identify him with Elder Thomas 
Cushman of the Plymouth Colony, w^ho died 11 Dec. 1691, ''neere 
the end of the 84th yeare of his life."* No further record of this 
Cushman family, after the baptism of the son Thomas, is found at 
Canterbury. Probably soon after the date of baptism Robert 
Cushman with his family joined Rev. John Robinson's colony in 
Holland. When his wife Sarah died is unknown, but he married 
secondly, at Leyden, 5 June 1617, Mary (Clarke) Shingelton, 
widow of Thomas of Sandwich, co. Kent, shoemaker, the licence for 
her marriage to her first husband, which was to be celebrated at 
St. Mary Bredman's, Canterbury, being dated 28 Jan. 1610/11. 
Although Robert Cushman appears as a grocer at Canterbury, he is 
called a woolcomber in the record of his second marriage at Leyden; 
but this change of occupation is perhaps explained by the following 
passage in Bradford's History: ''They [the Pilgrims] removed [from 
Amsterdam] to Leyden, a fair & bewtifull citie, and of a sweete 
situation, but made more famous by y® universitie wherwith it is 
adorned, in which of late had been so many learned men. But 
wanting that traffike by sea which Amsterdam injoyes, it was not so 
beneficiall for their outward means of living & estats. But being now 
hear pitchet they fell to such trads & imployments as they best could; 
valewing peace & their spirituall comforte above any other riches 
whatsoever. And at lenght they came to raise a competente & 
comforteable li^dng, but with hard and continuall labor." f Under 
these circumstances what was more natural than that Robert Cush- 
man should turn to a branch of the clothmaking trade, the principal 
business of the Weald of Kent, where he was born and where he spent 
his early years? In the autumn of 1617, soon after his second mar- 
riage, he and John Carver were chosen by their companions to go to 
England and negotiate with the Council for Virginia about a patent 
within the grant of the Virginia Company. Ilis connection with 
the transfer of a part of the Leyden congregation to Plymouth in New 
England is known from the writings of Bradford, and the story need 
not be repeated here. He and his son Thomas arrived at Plymouth 
in the Fortune in Nov. 1621 ; but he sailed for England in the same 
ship about a month later, on business for the Colony, leaving the boy 
Thomas in the care of Governor Bradford. Apparently his wife 
never came to New England. Probably she was dead when her 
husband and son embarked on the Fortune for their westward voyage. 
Robert Cushman himself was busily engaged in England in the affairs 
of the Colony down to his death, which took place probably in the 
summer of 1625. Bradford's History contains many letters from 
him, and a sermon preached by him at Plymouth on the day before 
he sailed for England, on "The Sin and Danger of Self-Love," was 
printed in London in 1622. 
Child by first wife: 

i. Thomas, bapt. at Canterbury 8 Feb. 1607/8; d. at Plymouth in New 
England 11 Dec. 1691; m. probably abt. 1636 Mary Allerton, 
dau. of Isaac, b. abt. 1610, d. abt. 1700, the last survivor of those 
who came in the Mayflower in 1620. Eight children. 

— E. F.] 

• Plymouth First Church Records, in The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 13, pp. 157-158. 
t Bradford's History, pp. 23-24 of edition published by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, 1901. 



186 Genealogical Research in England [April 

Hinckley 
From the Parish Registers of Hawkhurst, co. Kent, 1550-1635 

Baptisms 

J619 "March 19 Bapt Thomas sonne of Samuell Hincle" [1619/20]. 

1622 Ann daughter of John Hinclee 24 November. 

1627 Jeremy son of John Hincly 6 January [1627/8]. 

1629 Edwarde son of John Hincly 24 January [1629/30]. 

1635 Thomas son of John Hinckley and Agnis his wife 11 October. 

Marriage 
1617 ''May Marryed the vij*^ day Samuell Hinckley and Sarah Soole." 

[Among the entries given above is the record of the marriage of Samuel 
Hinckley of Tenterden, co. Kent, and of Scituate and Barnstable in New- 
England, which has hitherto escaped notice, although before the Hinckley 
records and pedigree were conamunicated to the Register in 1911 (vol. 65, 
pp. 287-290, 314-319), careful search was made for the place and date of this 
marriage and for the maiden name of Samuel Hinckley's ^dfe. The baptis- 
mal record of Thomas Hinckley, Governor of the Plymouth Colony, which 
has remained unrevealed thus far, is also printed here. Hawkhurst, co. 
Kent, the parish in which these records were found, lies ten miles west from 
Tenterden and fifteen miles southwest from Harrietsham, and adjoins the 
border of Sussex. The John Hinckley whose children were baptized at 
Hawkhurst was probably the John who was born about 1591, a brother of 
Samuel, the settler in the Plj^nouth Colony. {Vide Register, vol. 65, 
p. 317.) For the Soole family and related families vide infra. — E.F.] 

Soole-Iddenden-Hosmer-Mercer 

The Will of John Sole of Cranbrook [co. Kent], 1 March 1508 [1508/9]. 
To be buried in the church of St. Dunstan's of Cranbrook. To the high 
altar there 8d. To my daughters Alice and Agnes 20s. each. To my ap- 
prentice John Pilcher. To each of my godchildren. R^esiduary legatee and 
executrix: wife Agnes. Witnesses: Henry Hovynden, John Hovynden, 
John Herynden, and others. [Translated from the Latin.] To Agnes my 
wife, for life, my messuage where I dwell, with reversion at her death to 
Herry, William, and W^illiam my sons, each to be the others' heir, and if all 
die without issue, my messuage is to be sold and one half the money received 
is to be paid to the church of Cranbrook and one half to an honest priest to 
sing for the soul of my father and mother, me, mj^ wife, and all my good 
friends. If my messuage fall in ''the key" [i.e., decay] for lack of reparation, 
then my children, Harry, WilUam, and William, are to enter into the messu- 
age, paying to Agnes my wife 6s. 8d. a year. Proved 22 May 1509 by the 
executrix named. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 11, fo. 1.) 

Soole Entries in the Parish Registers of Hatvkhurst, co. Kent, 

1550-1635 

Ba'piisms 

1600 "June Baptized the viij*^ day Sarah the daughter of Thomas Soole." 

1603 Marye daughter of Thomas Soole 29 January [1603/4]. 

1605 Thomas Soole* 12 May. 

1615 Anne daughter of Thomas Soole 30 April. 

Marriages 

1565 John Soole and Marie Whitfeild 21 January [1565/6]. 

1598 "October Marryed the xvj<^^ day Thomas Soole and Marye Iddenden,'' 

1617 "May Marryed the vij*^^ day Samuell Hinckley and Sarah Soole." 

• Probably sou of Thomas Soole, although the father's name is not given. 



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Iddenden Entries in the Parish Registers of Hawkhurst, co. 

Kent, 1550-1635 

Baptisms 

1551 Thomasin Iddenden 23 March [1551/2]. 

1594 Marie daughter of Edward Idenden 9 February [1594/5]. 

1595 Richard son of Edward Iddenden 4 January [1595/6]. 

Marriages 

1566 WiUiam Evernden and Ehzabeth Iddenden 1 July. 
1569 John Iddenden and Christian Mercer 26 September. 
1589 Thomas Edyngton and Jone Buttler 8 June. 
1591 Edward Iddenden and Jane Breecher 1 November. 
1598 Thomas Soole and Marye Iddenden 16 October. 
1600 Stephen Hosmer and Katherin Iddenden 13 July.* 

Burials 

1550 William Iddenden 25 March. 

1551 John Idenden 20 August. 

1551 WiUiam Idynden 3 November. 

1552 Thomasin Iddenden 2 June. 

1559 John Iddenden 2 January [1559/60]. 

1563 Margaret wife of Thomas Iddenden 13 June. 

1566 Thomas Iddenden 5 April. 

1594 Marie Iddenden 13 February [1594/5]. 

Mercer Entries in the Parish Registers of Hawkhurst, co. Kent, 

1550-1600 

Baptisms 

1550 John son of Barthollomew Mercer 24 October. 

1551 Tymothie Mercer 22 September. 
1551 Annies Mercer 28 November. 

1554 Andrew son of Thomas Mercer 2 June. 
1556 Rose Mercer 30 January [1556/7]. 

1563 John son of John Mercer 11 April. 

1564 Joane daughter of Robert Mercer 10 December. 
1564 Thomas son of John Mercer 19 February [1564/5]. 

1566 Nicholas son of Robert Mercer 2 June. 

1567 Ann daughter of John Mercer 5 September. 

1568 George son of John Mercer 21 November. 

1569 Elizabeth daughter of John Mercer 2 November. 
1572 Ellinor daughter of John Mercer 21 January [1572/3]. 
1575 William son of John Mercer 27 March. 

1577 George son of John Mercer 18 November. 

1581 Elinor daughter of Tymothie Mercer 26 February [1581/2]. 

1583 Thomasin daughter of Henry Mercer 22 May. 

1583 Sara daughter of Tymothie Mercer 1 January [1583/4]. 

1584 Michaell son of Henrye Mercer 29 November. 

1585 Tymothie son of Tymothie Mercer 7 November. 
1587 Margerit daughter of Henry Mercer 17 April. 
1587 Thomas son of Tymothie Mercer 3 March [1587/8]. 

1589 Isabell daughter of Honrie Mercer 9 November. 

1590 Anna daughter of Tymothie Mercer 5 April. 

1591 John son of John Mercer 17 October. 

1592 Susan daughter of Tymothie Mercer 1 October. 

* Their son James, baptized at Hawkhurst 8 Dec. 1C05, emigrated to New England 
in the spring of 1635. 



188 Genealogical Research in England [April: 

1593 Constance daughter of John Mercer 10 June. 

1594 Marie daughter of Tymothie Mercer 23 March [1594/5]. 

1595 Ehzabeth daughter of John Mercer 15 June. 
1595 Marie daughter of Henrie Mercer 16 September. 

1597 Mrgaret daughter of John Mercer 1 June. 

1598 John son of Tymothie Mercer 2 April.* 

1598 Eh oner daughter of John Mercer 4 February [1598/9]. 

1599 Mary daughter of Henrye Mercer 22 July. 

1600 Elizabeth daughter of Timothye Mercer [1600/1]. 

Marriages 

1562 Barthollemow Mercer and Catheren Thornten 27 April. 
1566 Thomas Mercer and Julian Vysshenden 20 Januarj^ [1566/7]. 
1569 John Hamon and Joane Mercer 8 May. 
1569 John Iddenden and Christian Mercer 26 September. 
1569 Robard Lampkyn and Ame Mercer IS January [1569/70], 
1580 Tymothye Mercer and Ales Pyper 30 January [1580/1]. 
1582 Henry Mercer and Marie Caffinche 8 July. 
1590 Wilham Iddeden and Anne Mercer 4 May. 

1598 Gervas Cushman and Elioner Mercer 24 September. 

Burials 

1550 John Mercer 14 January [1550/1]. 

1560 Thomasin Mercer 19 April. 

1560 Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Mercer 7 May. 

1562 Thomas son of John Mercer 19 April. 

1562 Joane wife of Thomas Mercer 20 June. 

1568 George son of John Mercer 5 December. 

1569 Thomas son of John Mercer 28 March. 
1574 Rose Mercer 28 April. 

1576 Andrew Mercer 22 November. 
1585 Thomas Mercer the draper 20 May. 
1587 Robert Mercer 3 December. 

1594 Constance daughter of John Mercer 6 February [1594/5]. 

1595 Elizabeth daughter of John Mercer 15 March [1595/6]. 

1596 A child of Henry Mercer 23 January [1596/7]. 

1597 Margrett Mercer widow 9 August. 

1599 Mary daughter of Henry Mercer 29 July. 

1600 Margaret wife of John Mercer 9 May. 

1600 Elizabeth daughter of Timothye Mercer 19 May. 

[A fruitless search has been made among the Soole, Soule, and Sole wills 
and administrations of Kent for positive proof of the parentage of Thomas 
Soole, the father of Sarah (Soole) Hinckley. He was probably the son of 
the John Soole who married Marie Whitfield at Hawkhurst 21 Jan. 1565/6; 
but he was not baptized at Hawkhurst, unless the register, which up to 1598 
is a copy of an earher register made in that year, is defective. Perhaps the 
family lived in one of the neighboring Sussex parishes, or they may be de- 
scended from John Sole of Cranbrook, co. Kent, the testator of 1508/9. In 
Register, vol. 67, pp. 37 ff., records pertaining to the Edendens or Iddendens 
of CO. Kent were printed, and on pp. 43-44 of that volume an account was 
given of John Iddenden of Cranbrook, tailor, and his wife and children. It 
was there stated that this John Iddenden married Christian Glover, because 
both he and his wife in their wills called Richard Glover ''brother." From 
the records given above it appears that the maiden name of John Iddenden's 
wife was Mercer, not Glover, and Richard Glover was probably the husband 
of her sister or of John Iddenden's sister. Timothy Mercer, who was over- 

• In 1598 Timothie Mercer appears as churchwarden. 



1914] Genealogical Research in England 189 

seer of her will, was of Hawkhurst, and was probably her brother. She was 
married to John Iddenden at Hawkhurst, 26 Sept. 1589. In addition to the 
statements about their children, printed in Register, vol. 67, p. 44, the 
records given above show that their daughter Mary was married at Hawk- 
hurst, 16 Oct. 1598, to Thomas Soole of Hawkhurst, and that Thomas and 
Mary (Iddenden) Soole had Sarah, who was baptized at Hawkhurst 8 June 

1600 and was married there, 7 May 1617, to Samuel Hinckley; Mary, bap- 
tized 29 Jan. 1603/4; Thomas (probably), bapt. 12 May 1605; Anne, baptized 
30 Apr. 1615; and possibly others, since there is a gap of almost ten years 
between the baptisms of the two last-mentioned children. No will of Thomas 
or of Mary (Iddenden) Soole has been found. Katherine, another daughter 
of John and Christian (Mercer) Iddenden, baptized at Cranbrook 23 Feb. 
1577/8, is proved by the records given above to have been married at Hawk- 
hurst, 13 July 1600, to Stephen Hosmer; and among their children was 
James Hosmer, who was baptized at Hawkhurst 8 Dec. 1605 and emigrated 
to New England in 1635. — E. F.] 

QUILTER * 

From the Parish Registers of Stoke-by-Nayland, go. Suffolk 

1601 Marke Quilter and Jane Barnard married 20 September. 

1602 Marke son of Marke Quilter baptized 19 December. 
1604 Marie daughter of Marke Quilter baptized 21 October. 
1611 John son of Mark Quilter baptized 8 September. 
1611 John son of Marke Quilter buried 7 December. 

1613 Simon son of Marke Quilter baptized 1 April. 

1618 John son of Mark Quilter baptized 7 June. 

1627 William Partridge of Nayland and Jane Twilter of Stoke married 22 
April. 

1627 Marke Quilter buried 31 May. 
1645 Widow Twilter buried 2 June. 

From the Parish Registers op Assington, co. Suffolk 

1628 Mark Twilter son of Mark and EHzabeth baptized 1 March [1628/9]. 

From the Parish Registers of Nayland, go. Suffolk 

1609 Anna daughter of Mark Quilter baptized 16 July. 
1615 Thamar daughter of Mark Quilter baptized 21 August. 

From the Parish Registers of Bures, co. Suffolk 

1619 John son of John Quilter baptized 6 June. 

1620 Mary daughter of John Quilter baptized 19 August. 
1623 John son of John Quilter buried 28 December. 
1627 Edward son of John Quilter baptized 2 December. 

[From the records given above, supplemented by New England records, 
the following brief Quilter pedigree has been constructed: 

1. Mark Quilter of Stoke-by-Nayland and Nayland, co. Suffolk, married, 
20 Sept. 1601, Jane Barnard. He was buried at Stoke-by-Nayland 31 May 
1627, and his widow was buried there 2 June 1645. A search for his ancestry 
has been unsuccessful. The name is found principally at High Easter and 
at Good Easter, co. Essex. 
Children : 
2. i. Mark, bapt. at Stoke-by-Nayland 19 Dec. 1602. 
ii. Mary, bapt. at Stoke-by-Nayland 21 Oct. 1604. 

* These Quilter entries in parish registers were found in the course of a search for 
another family, and other Quilter entries in these registers may, therefore, have been 
overlooked. 



190 English Ancestry of American Belknaps [April 

iii. Anna, bapt. at Nay land 16 July 1609. 

iv. John, bapt. at Stoke-by-Nayland 8 Sept. 1611; bur. there 7 Dec. 

1611. 
V. Simon, bapt. at Stoke-by-Nayland 1 April 1613. 
vi. Thamar, bapt. at Nayland 21 Aug. 1615. 
vii. John, bapt. at Stoke-by-Nayland 7 June 1618. 

2. Mark Quilter of Stoke-by-Nayland and Assington, co. Suffolk, and 
of Ipswich, Mass., baptized at Stoke-by-Nayland 19 Dec. 1602, died 
at Ipswdch between 7 Feb. 1653/4 and 28 Mar. following. He mar- 
ried first, in England, about 1627-8, Elizabeth ; and secondly 

Thamar , who survived him and died at Ips^^dch 2 July i 

1694.* He probably emigrated from Assington to Ipswich with Rev. 
Nathaniel Rogers, vicar of Assington and first minister of Ipswich. 
He was a proprietor at Ipswich in 1636 and was made freeman in 
1646. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Mark, bapt. at Assington, Suffolk, 1 Mar. 1628/9; d. between 4 Nov. 
1678, when he made his will, and 13 Feb. 1678/9, when Widow 
Quilter, Sr., and Widow Quilter are mentioned as having right of 
commonage in Ipswich; m. before 3 Nov. 1658 Frances Swan, 

dau. of Richard of Rowley, who may have m. (2) Davis, 

as ''Widow Davis alias Quilter" d. 10 Aug. 1700. His daughter 
Dorothy was bur. at Ipswich 21 Jan. 1662/3. 

ii. MARY,t m. at Ipswich, 6 Apr. 1660, Michael Cresie, who d. in 

Apr. 1670. She had been maidservant to Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, 

who mentions her in his will in 1655. Her children, John and 

Jonathan Cresie, heirs of their imcle Joseph Quilter, sold his estate 

^ ^ 4 Apr. 1724. 

iii. Sarah, t mentioned in her father's wiU. 

iv. Rebeckah,! d. unm. at Ipswich 10 Aug. 1723. 

Child by second wife: 

V. Corporal Joseph, d. at Ipswich in Feb. 1723, apparently s.p., as his 
sister Mary's sons were heirs to his estate. He was apprenticed 
to WiUiam Buckley, who in Mar. 1660/1 brought suit against his 
mother. Widow Thamar Quilter, who in her reply called Joseph 
her only son. 

— E. F.] 

[To be continuedl 



THE ENGLISH ANCESTRY OF THE AMERICAN 

BELKNAPS 

By Henry Wyckoff Belknap, Esq., of Salem, Mass. 
[Concluded from page 92] 

The Will of Josias Belknap of Sabridgeworth, co. Herts, 29 March 1674. 
To Anne my wife my house & two acres of free land called Rickotte & two 
acres of free land called Church Croft & my householde stuffe for her life, 
then to my son Dan^ Belknap & his heires for ever. If he dye without issue, 
then to my son James & his heires for ever. To James Belknap my third 
son t £11, my son Daniel to pay him six months after my decease, & for none 

•According to Pope's Pioneers of Mass., p. 377, he had a wife Frances; but this 
Frances was the wife of his son Mark and deposed in 1658 about her husband, 
t Probably by first wife. 
t The eldest son, Josias, was already dead. 



1914] English Ancestry of American Belknaps 191 

payment hereof my son James shall take possession of three roodes of free 
land l>"ing in Hartecroft belonging to Groves. To my son John Belknap 10s. 
To my son-in-law Thomas Browne Is. Anne my wife to be sole executrix. 
The Marke X of Josias Belknap. Witnesses: Robert Cowle, Barrington 
Addames senr. Proved 12 June 1674 by the executrix named. (Commissary 
Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], Pleasant, 354.) 

The Will of Dan^ Belknap of Spelbrooke in the pshe of Sabridgeworth, 
CO. Herts, Yeoman, 23 August 1680. Unto my two Brothers, John Belknap 
& James Belknap, 12d. a piece. To Mary my wife my two acres of land in 
a comon field called Westley, in the parish of Sabridgeworth, to her & her 
heires for ever. Residue to Mary my wife, she to be sole executrix. The 
mke of Dan^ Belknap. Witnesses: James Kirby, John Robbards, Edward 
Lyndsell, Thomas Barnard. Proved 10 December 1680 by the executrix 
named. (Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset 
House], Heydon, 473.) 

The Will of Henry Belnap of the parish of Sabridgeworth, co. Hertford, 
Yeoman, 10 April 1686. To Mary my now wife one featherbed, boulster, 
pillow, coverlett, two blanketts, two pair of sheets, one great bedsted, & one 
joynted cupboard standinge next the doore in the parlour, & the bed & 
trundle bed in the same roome, two hutches in the chamber over the kitchin, 
a little table standing in the chamber over the parlour, one hogshed, a frying 
pan, & the warming pan. To Elizabeth my daughter the bed, bolster, & 
bedstead standing in the chamber over the kitchin, & the furniture belonging 
to it. To James my sonne the bed, bolster, & bedsted which he lyeth upon 
standing in the chamber over the Hall, & the furniture belonging to it. All 
my linnen except the two prs of sheetes & all my pewter & brasse to be 
equally divided between my extrs, my children. Residue to my extrs to be 
sold to pay my debts, the remainder to be divided amongst my executors & 
children. I ordaine Mary my wife executrix & James my sonne executor. 
I give two pewter dishes to my sonne-in-lawe Edward Dowsett. [Signed] 
Henry Belnap. Witnesses: Geo. Wright, John Johnson [mark], Edward 
Sibley. Proved 19 October 1686 by the executors named. (Commissary 
Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], Hamor, 82.) 

From the Parish Registers of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 1558-1709 

Baptisms 

1561 Ahce Beltoft daughter of Richard 16 September. 

1562 Josias son of Richard Beltoft 6 September. 

1589 Abraham Beltofte 10 March [1589/90]. 

1590 Frances daughter of Benet Beltofte 3 January [1590/1]. 
1593 John Beltofte 8 April. 

1595 Daniel son of Benet Beltoft 2 November. 
1599 Josias son of Benet Beltofte 12 August. 

1630 Grace daughter of John and Elizabeth Belknap 10 July. 

1631 John son of John Belknope 25 September. 

1632 Josias son of Josias and Anne Belknap 4 August. 

1633 Elizabeth daughter of John and Elizabeth Belknop 31 March. 

1634 Mary daughter of Josias Belknapp 4 May. 

1634 Daniell Beltknopp son of Daniel and Barberie his wife 5 October. 

1635 Daniell son of Josias Belknap 17 January [1635/6]. 
1637 John son of Josias Belknap 28 January [1637/8]. 

1640 James son of Josias Belknape 29 March. 

1641 Grace daughter of Josias Belknape 12 February [1641/2]. 

1664 Henery son of Henery Beltknap 7 May. 

1665 Elizabeth daughter of Henry Beltknap 30 December. 



192 English Ancestry of American Belknaps [April 

1667 James son of Henery and Mary Bcltknap 28 September. 

1668 Daniell son of Henry Bcltknap 17 March [1668/9]. 
1670 Mary daughter of Henery Beltknap 1 April. 

1673 Samuel son of Henery Beltknap 22 July. 

1674 Benett son of Henery Beltknap 2 February [1674/5]. 

1675 Daniel son of James and Susan Beltlcnape 19 June. 

1679 Abraham son of Henry and Mary Belknap 24 January [1679/80]. 

1681 Mary daughter of Henry and Mslvj Belknap als Bel toft 11 October. 

1682 Susan daughter of James and Susanna Belknap 24 December. 

Marriages 

1562 William Stubbs and Alice Beltoft 14 April. 

1578 Edward Lyndesell and Ales Beltoft 5 October. 

1586 Bennet Beltoft and Grace Adam 25 May. 

1624 Edward Doucet and Frances Belknap 19 October. 

1631 Josias Belkap and Anne Milles 2 May. 

1666 Henery Beltknap and Mary Perj^ by hcence 19 June. 

1708 James Hockley and Susanna Belknap 26 October. 

1709 John Chesson of Harlow and Susanna Belknap 8 May. 

Marriage Licence 
1666 Samuell Belllmapp and Ehzabeth Nicholls 18 February [1666/7]. 

Burials 

1560 Elizabeth Beltofte [? wife of Henry] 14 January [1560/1]. 

1561 Henry Beltofte 5 July. 

1588 the wife of Richard Beltoft 17 January [1588/9]. 

1599 Richard Beltoft 2 December. 

1624 Bennet Belknap 21 May. 

1630 Grace Belkap 29 October. 

1637 John son of John Belknapp 22 October. 

1655 John Beltrap 19 October. 

1656 Josias son of Josias Beltknape 13 July. 

1663 a new borne Infant of Henery Beltoft 6 April. 

1663 Daniel Beltofte 5 June. 

1664*The wife of Henery Beltknapp 30 December. 

1674 Josias Beltknap 3 April. 

1678 Daniel Belknap of Spellbrooke [parish of Sawbridgeworth] son of James 

and Susannah 2 January [1678/9]. 
1678 Ehzabeth Belknap ^idowe 7 February [1678/9]. 

1680 Daniel Belknap of Spelbrooke 2 September. 

1683 The widow of Josias Belknap 31 October. 
1686 Henry Belknap Jr. 9 April. 

1686 Henry Belknap Sr. 13 April. 

1687 Mary Belknap widow 18 November, 

1687 James Belknap 20 November. 

1688 DanieU Belknap 20 February [1688/9]. 
1695 A child of James Belknap 10 April. 
1704 Sarah Belknap 11 May. 

1704 Mary Belloiap 13 August. 

From the Parish Registers of Netteswell, co. Essex 

Baptisins 

1637 Henrie Belknopp son of Daniel and Barberie 14 May. 

1639 Samuell Belknoppe son of Daniell and Barberie 3 February [1639/40]. 

1642 Barberie [? Belknopp] daughter of Daniell and Barberie 9 November. 

• Probably an error for 1665. 



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Burials 

1620 "Abra Bel. . . . f s. Abra et Mara" 6 December. 
1658 Daniell Belnap widr. 19 October. 
1704 Mary Belknap 8 January [1704/5]. 

From the Parish Registers of Gilston, co. Herts 

1661 Henry Belknapp and Elizabeth Dowsett married by licence 9 Decem- 
ber. 

[From the records given above and from other records preserved 
in New England the following genealogy has been prepared : 

1. Beltoft. 

Children: 

i. John, of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, d. abt. 1546, evidently s.p. 
In 26 Henry VHI (1534-5) he was seised of a house with a gardea 
and two acres of arable land called " Currants" in Sawbridgeworth, 

He m. not later than 26 Henry VIII (1534-5) Margaret , 

whose maiden name was perhaps Payne or Mathewe. She sur- 
vived her husband and m. (2) abt. 1547 Thomas Westwood, who 
in 1550 was of " Maudlyn " (probably Magdalen Laver), co. Essex. 
She was dead in 1549/50, Thomas Westwood, her son by her second 
husband, being then abt. thi'ee years of age. 

ii. Edmond, living abt. 1546. 

2. iii. Henry (perhaps son of 1 and brother of the two preceding). 

2. Henry Beltoft (perhaps son of 1 and brother of the John and 

Edmond mentioned above), of Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts 
(see Feet of Fines, Hilary term, 3 Elizabeth, 1560/1), was 
buried at Sawbridgeworth 5 July 1561. Elizabeth Beltoft, 
who v/as buried at Sawbridgeworth 14 Jan. 1560/1, may have 
been his wife. 

The following were probably his children : 

3. i. Richard. 

ii. Alice (Beltoft alias Belknap), perhaps m. (1) at Sawbridgeworth, 

14 Apr. 1562, William Stubbs; m. (perhaps 2) Sutton. 

Children (8\xni2im.e Sutton) : 1. Clement. 2. William. 3. Richard. 
To each of these three sons the sum of 3s. 4d. was left by the will 
of their uncle, Richard Beltoft, in 1594 (vide supra, p. 91). 

3. Richard Beltoft alias Belknap (probably son of Henry) , of 

Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, husbandman, was buried at 
Sawbridgeworth 2 Dec. 1599. His will, dated 20 Aug. 1594, 
seems to show that he held his land as a copyholder of the 
Manor and that in 1594 he had only two children living, of 
whom Bennet was probably the elder. He married Eliza- 
beth , who was buried at Sawbridgeworth 17 Jan. 

1588/9. 
Children: 

4. i. Ben'net. 

ii. Alice, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth 16 vSept. 1561; d., probably s.p., not 
later than 1594; m. 5 Oct. 1578 Edward Lyndesell, perhaps 8. 
of Peter and Joan of Sawbridgeworth (see Feet of Fines in Herts 
Genealogist and Antiquary, vol. 3, p. 322, although, if the reference 
here is to the Alice of this pedigree, she did not die until after 1600). 

iii. JosiAS, of Sawbridgeworth, the testator of 1599/1600 (vide supra, 
p. 91), bapt. at Sawbridgeworth 6 Sept. 1562; d. bctw. 28 Jan. 



194 English Ancestry of American Belknaps [April 

1599/1600 and 6 Feb. following, being evidently then a widower; 

m. probably Brown, his will mentioning several of hie 

wife's relatives. No records of any children have been found. 

4. Bennet Beltoft alias Belknap {Richard, ? Henry), of Saw- 

bridgeworth, co. Herts, husbandman, the testator of 1623 
(vide supra, p. 92), was buried at Sawbridgeworth 21 May 
1624. He is mentioned in the will of his father Richard 
Beltoft {vide supra, pp. 90-91), being named as sole executor 
of that will, and in the will of his brother, Josias Belknap, 
28 Jan. 1599/1600 {vide supra, pp. 91-92); and he proved 
the latter will as executor, 6 Feb. 1599/1600. In 1605/6 he 
' was assessed 2s. 8d. on 20s., in the lay subsidy for Saw- 
bridgeworth (Lay Subsidies, 121/302-3, James I, Public 
Record Office, London), and in 1610 as churchwarden he 
makes a letter ^^b" as his mark in the parish registers. He 
married at Sawbridgeworth, 25 May 1586, Grace Adam, 
who was buried at Sawbridgeworth 29 Oct. 1630, perhaps 
daughter of Peter and Elizabeth of Ware, this Peter being a 
^'berebrewer," whose will was proved at Stortford, co. Herts, 
12 Feb. 1571/2 {Herts Geneal. and Antiquary, vol. 1, p. 334). 
Children, baptized at Sawbridgeworth: 

5. i. Abraham, bapt. 10 Mar. 1589/90. 

ii. Frances, bapt. 3 Jan. 1590/1; m. at Sawbridgeworth, 19 Oct. 1624, 

Edward Doucet. She is mentioned in her father's will of 14 Apr. 

1623. 
iii. John, bapt. 8 Apr. 1593; bur. at Sawbridgeworth 19 Oct. 1655; m. 

Elizabeth , who was bur. at Sawbridgeworth 7 Feb. 1678/9. 

Children, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth: 1. Grace, bapt. 10 July 1630. 

2. John, bapt. 25 Sept. 1631; bur. at Sawbridgeworth 22 Oct. 1637. 

3. Elizabeth, bapt. 31 Mar. 1633. 

6. iv. Daniel, bapt. 2 Nov. 1595. 

7. V. Josias, bapt. 12 Aug. 1599. 

5. Abraham Beltoft alias Belknap {Bennet, Richard, ? Henry), 

baptized at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 10 IMar. 1589/90, 
died at Lynn, Mass., early in Sept. 1643. The names of 
his parents are not given in the baptismal record; but his 
grandfather, Richard Beltoft, in his will of 20 Aug. 1594 
{vide supra, pp. 90-91), bequeaths 10s. to ''Abraham Beltofte 
Sonne to Bennett Beltoft my Godchilde," and he is also 
mentioned in his father's will of 14 Apr. 1623 {vide supra j 

p. 92). He married, about 1620 or earher, Mary — , 

who survived him and presented the inventory of his estate, 
which was taken 16 Feb. 1643/4. The record of this mar- 
riage has not been found, and the surname of his wife is un- 
known. His residence in England is also unknown, the only 
indication of it being the record, in the parish registers of 
Netteswell, co. Essex, of the burial, 6 Dec. 1620, of ''Abra 
Bel. . . . f s. Abra et Mara," which seems to refer to an 
infant son of Abraham and Mary. 

With his wife Mary and his children, Abraham Belknap 
'emigrated to New England (in what ship is unknown), 
probably about 1635. In 1638 he received a grant of 40 
acres of land at Lynn, Mass., his name appearing in the 



1914] English Ancestry of American Belknaps 195 

papers in the case of William Longley v. Henry CoUings and 
John Hathorne, in behalf of the town of Lyn, 26 Mar. 1661, 
among those who shared in the apportionment of land in 
1638. (Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex 
County, vol. 2, p. 270.) Among his neighbors at Lynn were 
Edmund Farrington, one of the creditors of his estate, who 
was from Olney, co. Bucks, and came to New England in 
the Hopewell, 1 Apr. 1635, and Francis Ingalls, whose daugh- 
ter married Joseph Belknap, Abraham's son. The following 
record is found in Suffolk Deeds, Lib. 1, fo. 42: 

Adam Otley & Thomas Dexter of Linne granted vnto Richard 
Russell of Charlstowne thirty Sheepe & Lambs in the hands 
of goodman Belknap & James Axy of Linne w*^ 15'^ bill due 
fro Adam Hawks, & tliree thousand of Clapbord bolts lyeing 
at my Ladie Moodies Beach in Linne to Richard Russell his 
heires executors administrators & Assignes, the aboue said some 
of fourescore & three pounds to be pd w^^in 4 months after the 
date thereof & this was by a deed dated the 7° of April 164-3. 

2 Hands & scales. 
Acknowledged the 29° of y© 5° month 

1643 before Increase Nowell secret'. 

The will of Abraham Belknap, which was sworn to 20 
Feb. 1643/4, is unfortunately missing; but the inventory of 
his estate, beginning ''The inventorie of Abraham Bellnap's 
estate have deseisted the beginge of the 7th. mo. 1643 and 
now taken bie William Tillton & Edward Tomlins this 16. 
12 mo. 1643," has been preserved, and a summary of it has 
been printed in Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts 
of Essex County, vol. 1, p. 60, note. His estate consisted 
of a house and 5 acres of land, 2 acres of planting land, 2 
acres of salt marsh, 6 acres of salt marsh at Fox Hill, and 30 
acres ''at the village." He also had a number of "shepe," 
"cowes," "gotes," and "piges," and the usual amount of 
household implements and furniture. There is a list of 
debts amounting to £5. 13s. 3d., the creditors being Joseph 
Armitage, Francis Ingalls, goodman Philips, Richard Ronton, 
Thomas Laughton, Ed. Farington, Gerard Spencer, Mr. 
Hinge, and John Person. The net amount of the inventory 
was £47. 17s., and the mark of Mary his wife appears on the 
document. The Essex Antiquarian, vol. 2, p. 183, states that 
this inventory contains the first mention in Essex County 
of pot-hooks and hangers, brass pot and frying pans, spit and 
dripping pans. 

Children * : 

i. Abra[ham] (probably), bur. at Netteswell, co. Essex, 6 Deo. 1620. 

ii. Abraham, mentioned in the will of his grandfather, Bennet Beltoft, 
14 Apr. 1623 {vide supra, p. 92); probably d. young, although 
he may have come to New England with his parents. 

iii. Samuel, said to have been b. 1627/8 (but proof of this statement 
seems lacking); living 1731; m. bef. 1653 Sarah Jones, dau. of 

• There is no authority for including among the children of Abraham Belknap the 
immigrant, as some writers have done, a son Jeremiah or Jeremy and a daughter Mary. 

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196 English Ancestry of American Belknaps [April 

Robert and Elizabeth of Hingham. He may have been the Samuel 
Belknap who owned land at Easthampton, L.I., 5 July 1653 
(Records of Easthampton, vol. 2, pp. 159, 161); but if he went to 
Easthampton he evidently did not remain there, as he had a house 
in Salem in 1661, his land lying between the present Essex St., near 
the corner of Beckford St., and the North River.* On 20 Feb. 
1665 [1665/6] Samuel Belknap of Salem, joyner, with the consent 
of Sara his wife, in consideration of £3 conveys to Edward Gaskyn 
of Salem, ship carpenter, land contayning 10 Poale, 2 Poale broad 
next streets, to run backward north 5 Pole & south 5 Poale & in 
bredth 2 Pole in ye To\\'iie of Salem, bounded with the streete, land 
of Phihp Cromwell to ye east & the land of me ye sd. Samuell 
Belknap to ye north & west. (Essex Deeds, vol. 2, p. 117.) In 
1671 Samuell Belnap of Maiden, joyner, and Joseph Belnap of 
Boston, glover, convey to Thomas Laughton, Sr., of hyiui their 
thirds in a ''parcell of land .... part of an house lott formerly 
Abraham Rednap's [sic] house lott, father to sd. Samuel and Joseph 
Rednap," and to this deed Benjamin Rednap and Peter Brackett 
are witnesses. The clerk evidently wrote Rednap in two places 
instead of Belknap, the mistake being due probably to the appear- 
ance of the name of Benjamin Rednap among the witnesses. The 
Rednaps were neighbors of Abraham Belknap and came from 
London; and while there was a Joseph Rednap, son of the immigrant 
of that name, he is not to be confounded with Joseph Belknap, 
although some of his appearances before the Court for denjdng the 
lawi'uhiess of infant baptism have been laid at the door of Joseph 
Belknap. Joseph Rednap married Sarah, dau. of Thomas Laugh- 
ton. Samuel Belknap's next and apparently last move was to 
Haverhill, Mass., where he took the oath of allegiance 28 Nov. 1677, 
and in 1696 he conveyed land there to his sons Ebenezer and Abra- 
ham, one of the deeds being acknowledged by him as late as 31 
Aug. 1731. Seven children recorded, of whom the eldest, Mary, 
was b. 1653, and a son, Abraham, who was b. abt. 1660, was ancestor 
of many of the name in Framingham, Mass. 

iv. Joseph, said to have been born 1630 (but proof of this statement seems 
lacking); d. 14 Nov. 1712; bur. in King's Chapel, Boston; m. (1) 
bef. 1657/8 Ruth Williams, b. 1638, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary 
of Boston; m. (2) bef. 1668 Lydia Ingalls, dau. of Francis and 
Mary of L3nin; m. (3) bef. 1670 Hannah Meakins, dau. of Thomas 
and Sarah of Hatfield, whom he survived. He was executor of 
the will of Richard Woodman of Lynn in 1647, was in Boston as 
early as 1658, when he was a member of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Co., and was made a f^reeman in 1665. Three years later 
• he wa§ one of the founders of the Old South Church, and in that 
same year was dismissed to Hatfield. He bought land in Haver- 
hill in 1682, but it does not appear that he ever hved there. His 
will is dated 29 Nov. 1710 and was proved 5 Dec. 1712. At the 
time of his death he was a resident of Boston. Twelve and possibly 
fifteen children, of whom four were by his first w^ife, one was by his 
second wife, and seven at least were by his third wife. 

V. John (perhaps a son of Abraham the immigrant), d. probably s.p. 
The only record of him is found in his deposition, sworn before Rob. 

* This house is mentioned in the Salem Commoners' Records, 1713-1739: "Att a 
meeting of the Committee att the Ship Tavern In Salem the first Munday In December 
being the 7th. Day 1713 for to Receiue Claims to ye Comon Lands in Salem" there 
were present of the Committee Capt. Samuell Gardner, Capt. Thomas Flint, Capt. 
Walter Price, Capt. Jonathan Putnam, Capt. Peeter Osgood, Col. Samuell Browne, 
Esq., William Hirst, Esq., Josiah Woolcott, Esq., and Maj. Stephen Sewall, Esq., and 
it was "Agreed and Ordered that the Claims be Receiued of the Proprietors to the 
Comon Lands in the Towne of Salem And Entered In Two Distinct Colloums one 
Collum for the Cotteges that was Erected before the year 1661 and the other Collum 
for those Priuiledged by the Town Vote In 1702. ''^ John Simpson presented a claim 
for Belknap's house, which is mentioned also in "A list of the owners of houses built 
which fall under the law made 1660 which prohibits them from priveleges in Common 
lands," dated 1669. 



1914] English Ancestry of American Belknaps 197 

Bridges 27 Mar. 1655 and presented at the Court held at Ipswich 
25 Mar. 1656, that the price of the oxen that Wilham Robinson, in 
the name of Mr. JefTard, bought of Fransis Inggales was 18 li. 
(Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, vol. 1, 
p. 417, note.) 
vi. Hannah, d. 21 Nov. 1679; m. 6 Dec. 1663 Christopher Osgood, 
b. 1643, s. of Christopher and Margery (Fowler) of Ipswich, who 
m. three times after Hannah's death. Six children. 

6. Daniel Beltoft alias Belknap {Bennet, Richard, ? Henry) ^ 

baptized at Sawbridge worth, co. Herts, 2 Nov. 1595, was 
buried at Netteswell, co. Essex, 19 Oct. 1658. He is men- 
tioned in his father's will of 14 Apr. 1623 (vide supra, p. 92), 
and in 1636/7, as Daniell Bellknapp of Netteswell, was 
assessed 5s. 6d. for ship money. (State Papers, Domestic, 
Charles I,. vol. 358, in Public Record Office, London.) He 

married Barbara , whom he survived. 

Children: 

i. Daniel, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth 5 Oct. 1634; bur. there 5 June 1663. 

ii. Henry, of Sawbridgeworth, yeoman, bapt. at Netteswell 14 May 1637; 
bur. at Sawbridgeworth 13 Apr. 1686; m. (1) at Gilston, co. Herts, 
9 Dec. 1661, Elizabeth Dowsett, probably a widow (with a son 
Edward), who was bur. at Sawbridgeworth 30 Dec. 1664 [sic, ? 16651; 
m. (2) at Sawbridgeworth, 19 June 1666, Mary Pery, who survived 
him and was bur. at Sawbridgeworth 18 Nov. 1687. His will ia 
dated 10 Apr. 1686 and was proved 19 Oct. 1686. (Vide supra, 
p. 191.) Children by first wife: 1. A Child, d. soon after birth 
and bur. at Sawbridgeworth 6 Apr. 1663. 2. Henry, bapt. at 
Sawbridgeworth 7 May 1664; bur. there 9 Apr. 1686. 3. Elizabeth, 
bapt. at Sawbridgeworth 30 Dec. 1665. Children by second wife, 
bapt. at Sawbridgeworth: 4. James, bapt. 28 Sept. 1667; perhaps 
the person who was bur. at Sawbridgeworth 20 Nov. 1687. He is 
mentioned in his father's will. A child of a James Bellcnap was bur. 
at Sawbridgeworth 10 Apr. 1695. 5. Daniel, bapt. 17 Mar. 1668/9; 
bur. at Sawbridgeworth 20 Feb. 1688/9. 6. Mary, bapt. 1 Apr. 1670; 
probably d. bef. 11 Oct. 1681. 7. Samuel, bapt. 22 July 1673. 
8. Benett, bapt. 2 Feb. 1674/5. 9. Abrahajn, bapt. 24 Jan. 1679/80. 
10. Mary, bapt. 11 Oct. 1681; bur. at Sawbridgeworth 13 Aug. 1704. 

iii. Samuel, bapt. at Netteswell 3 Feb. 1639/40; marriage licence for 
his marriage with Elizabeth Nicholls issued 18 Feb. 1666/7. 

iv. Barbara, bapt. at Netteswell 9 Nov. 1642. 

7. JosiAS Beltoft alias Belknap (Bennet, Richard, ? Henry) ^ 

baptized at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, 12 Aug. 1599, was 
buried there 3 Apr. 1674. He took part as one of the execu- 
tors in proving his father's will, 15 June 1624. He married 
at Sawbridgeworth, 2 May 1631, Anne Milles, w^ho was 
executrix of his will and was buried at Sawbridgeworth 
31 Oct. 1683. His will is dated 29 Mar. 1674 and was proved 
12 June 1674. 

Children, baptized at Sawbridgeworth: 

, i. JosfAS, bapt. 4 Aug. 1632; bur. at Sawbridgeworth 13 July 1656. 
ii. Mary, bapt. 4 May 1634; probably d. bef. 29 Mar. 1674, as she ia 
not mentioned in her father's will. Either she or her sister Grace 
probably married Thomas Browne, who is called son-in-law in her 
father's will. 
iii. Daniel, bapt. 17 Jan. 1635/6; bur. at Sawbridgeworth, as "Daniel 
Belknap of Spelbrooke,"* 2 Sept. 1680; m. Mary , who aa 

* In the parish of Sawbridgeworth, 



198 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [April 

executrix proved his will 10 Dec. 1680. She may have been the 
Mary Belknap, widow, who was bur. at Sawbridgeworth 18 Nov. 
1687 (but vide supra, 6, ii). No record of children. 

iv. John, bapt. 28 Jan. 1637/8; a beneficiary in the will of his brother 
Daniel, dated 23 Aug. 1680. 

V. James, bapt. 29 Mar. 1640; probably bur. at Sawbridgeworth 20 Nov. 

1687; probably m. Susanna . He is mentioned in his 

father's will, 29 Mar. 1674, and in the wiU. of his brother Daniel, 
23 Aug. 1680. Children, bapt. at Sawbridgeworth: 1. Daniel, 
bapt. 19 June 1675; bur. at Sawbridgeworth, as "of Spellbrooke," 
2 Jan. 1678/9. 2. Susan, bapt. 24 Dec. 1682. 

Ti. Grace, bapt. 12 Feb. 1641/2; probably d. bef. 29 Mar, 1674, as 
she is not mentioned in her father's will. Either she or her sister 
Mary probably married Thomas Browne, who is called son-in-law 
in her father's will. 



CONNECTICUT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS 

Copied by Joel N. Eno, A.M., of Hartford, Conn. 

WILLINGTON 

WiLLiNGTON Hill Old Cemetery 

[Continued from vol. 67, page 379] 

Amanda, daughter of Capt. Amos James and Christian his wife who 

died April 28th, 1807 in her 14th year. 
Mr. Amos James who died August 9th, 1807 in the 69th year of his 

age. 
Capt. Amos James . . . died June 22nd, 1813 in the 52nd year of 

his age. 
Mrs. Christian, wife of Capt. Amos James, who died 7th Jany, 1808 

in the 40th year of his age. 
Mrs. Jane, wife of Mr. Amos James who died March 19, 1806 in the 

68th year of her age. 
Albert E. son of Elisha C. & Mary F. Jennings died April 4, 1843. 

Ae. 9 y's & 6 mo's. 
Mrs. Hannah Jennings, wife of Mr. Nathan Jennings died Dec. 25, 

1801 in the 45th year of her age. 
Nathan Jennings, 4th son of Mr. Nathan Jennings died Jan. 31, 1804 

aged 8 months and 6 days. 
Mr. Nathan Jennings died June 12, 1808 in the 82d year of his age. 
Mr. Nathan Jennings died March 20, 1827. Aged 60 years. 
Nathan Jennings died Nov. 4, 1842. Ae. 87. 
Sarah Jennings died Dec. 17, 1860- Ae. 60. 
W'm Jennings died July 1, 1818. Aged 53. 

Anna his wife died Feb. 3, 1868. Aged 90. 
Abel Johnson, Jr. died July 28, 1861. M. 42 y'rs. 

Sarah G. his wife died Oct. 6, 1890. M. 71 yrs. 

EUsha, their son died July 13, 1863 M. 18 yrs. Member of 
Co. D. 14th Reg. C. V. 
Abel Johnson died April 2nd, 1873. Aged 91. 
Adelaide M. daughter of Wm. C. & V. E. Johnson died June 13, 1859. 

Ae. 16 y'rs. 



1914] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 199 

Clarissa Louisa Manning, wife of Legrand Johnson. Born May 21, 

1840. Died Jan. 15, 1911. 
Deborah, wife of Abel Johnson died Oct. 14, 1857 aged 77. 
Dwight Henry, only son Of Wm. C. & V. E. Johnson died Dec. 26, 

1857. Ae. 12 y's 9 mo's 8 d's. 
Elisha Johnson, Esq. departed this life Febry 26th, A.D. 1813 in his 

65th year. 
EHza, daughter of Mr. Abel, jr. & Mrs. Deborah Johnson died Feb. 6, 

1818. Ae. 2 3TS. 
Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Johnson & daughter of Ralph Cummings 

born in Durham, Eng. March 17, 1818, died in Willington, Ct. 

Dec. 17, 1872. 
Mrs. Eunice, wife of Capt. Abel Johnson (daughter of Mr. Stephen 

Merick) who died July 10th, 1802 in ye 52d year of her age. 
Eunice, daughter of Mr. Abel, jr. & Mrs. Deborah Johnson died 

Sept. 21, 1805. Ae. 20 mo. 
Hannah, daughter to Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Phebe Johnson who died 

Sept. 1796 in ye 2d year of her age. 
Mr. James Johnson, son of Mr. William & Mrs. Ruth Johnson . . • 

who died Novr 23, 1759 in ye 18th year of his Age. 
Capt. John Johnson who died Sept. 22, 1826. Aet. 81. 
Josephine C. Sparks, wife of W. Johnson died Aug. 29, 1854 aged 

23 y'rs. 
Legrand Johnson, born June 24, 1844, died Jan. 25, 1902. 
Departed this Life 17 May, 1772, Lucy Johnson, Daur of Mr. Wra. & 

Mrs. Ruth Johnson. Aet. 40. 
Marcus Johnson died Aug. 27, 1852. Aged 42. 
Mrs. Miranda Johnson died Jan. 25, 1857, aged 82. 
Mr. Ralph Johnson died Oct. 6, 1826. Ae. 28. 
Mr. Samuel Johnson who died August ye 27th, A.D. 1807 in the 72nd 

year of his age. 
Samuel Johnson died March 22, 1843 aged 92. 

Sarah, wife of Capt. John Johnson, who died Oct. 2, 1822. Aet. 77. 
Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. Saml Johnson died Oct. 11, 1826. Ae. 68. 
Thomas Johnson died May 30, 1870. Ae. 55. 
Truman, son of Mr. Abel, jr. & Mrs. Deborah Johnson died Feb. 11, 

1822. Ae. 15. 
Truman Johnson died Nov. 30, 1851 aged 29 years. 

Emily Frances Johnson, his wife died April 21, 1895, aged 69 
years. 
Velona E. wife of Wm. C. Johnson died June 9, 1899. Aged 81. 
Mr. William Johnson, who died June 22, 1774. Ae. 75. 
Wra. C. Johnson died Oct. 13, 1869. Aged 54. 
Mrs. Susannah, rehct of Mr. Samuel Johnston deceased. She died 

April ye 24th, A.D. 1810 in the 76th year of her age. 
William Jones, Co. D. 21 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died June 6, 1875. Age 

50. 
Daniel G. Keith who died Feb. 17, 1833, aged 31 years. 
Jane D. Kellogg, born June 11, 1834, died Feb. 1, 1907. Aged 72 

years 7 mos. 
Simeon [?] M. Kendall died April 4, 1836. JE. 43 Y's. 



200 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [April 

Etta A. King died Dec. 8, 1904. Aged 69. 

Maria Kingsbury, wife of Dea. Ransom Kingsbury died INIay 24, 

1834. M. 40. 
Martin Knight died Aug. 10, 1870. Aged 32. 
Polly, wife of Alpheus Knight died June 26, 1873. Ae. 74. 
Jennie, wife of Lewis W. Ladd died July 24, 1870. Aged 27. 
Mr. Elias Lee died Feb. ye 23d, 1795 in ye 72d year of his age. 
Elias, son of Mr. Quartus & Keziah Lee who died April 30th, 1800. 

Aged two years. 
John Francis, only son of Edward & Mary E, Lee, died Sept. 26, 1851. 

Ae. 10 y'rs. 
Mr. Josiah Lee . . . departed this Life April ye 15th A.D. 1761 

in ye 25th year of his age. 
Mrs. Kezia Lee, rehct of Mr. EHas Lee who died April 26th, 1807 in 

the 91st year of her age. 
Mrs. Keziah, wife of Mr. Quartus Lee who died July 6th, 1813, aged 

35 years. 
Roxena, daughter of Mr. Quartus & Mrs. Keziah Lee, who died Oct. 

31st, 1812, aged 3 years & U months. 

[To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By John Albree, Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 3 December 1913. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2,30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the November meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were accepted. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was accepted. 

The President appointed as auditors Henry Fuller Tapley and William Streeter 
Richardson. 

Six corresponding members and twelve resident members were elected by 
ballot. 

The paper of the afternoon was by Melville C. Freeman of the Roxbury High 
School, and was entitled Washington, the Father of the Nation. Mr. Freeman 
spoke of the results of the study of Washington and of his remarkable traits, his 
self-forgctfulness, the unusual combination of humility and confidence, the 
marvellous power of his personaUty, his well-developed sense of humor, his calm- 
ness under the virulent attacks of political enemies, and of the significance and 
practical application of his test question, "Is this right?" 

After remarks by President Baxter and Mr. James H. Stark the meeting ad- 
journed, and coffee was served by ladies in Martha Washington costume. 

7 January 1914- A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 
9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the December meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Council were accepted. 

By request the report of the Nommating Committee, accepted at the Decem- 
ber meeting, was read. 

Fifteen resident members were elected by ballot. 

Rev. Daniel Goodwin, D.D., of East Greenwich, R. I., read a paper on Early 
Plantation Life in Narragansett, in which he told of the hfe as it was in pre-Revo- 



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lutionary times on the western shore of Narragansett Bay, where estates of 
thousands of acres in extent were owned by individual proprietors and were 
cultivated largely by slave labor. The social and economic results of these con- 
ditions were described, and many interesting incidents were related. 
After adjournment coffee and wigs were served. 

4 February. The annual meeting to the Society was held this day, for a report 
of which see the Supplement to the present number of the Register. 

4 March. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 p.m. In the absence of President Baxter, John Carroll 
Chase, Vice-President for New Hampshire, presided. 

The minutes of the January and February meetings were approved, and the 
reports of the Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were 
accepted. 

Eight resident members were elected by ballot.- 

Mrs. Augusta R. Brigham of Maiden read a paper entitled The Massacre at 
Lancaster and the Story of Mrs. Rowlandson, which was a recital of the terrible 
experiences in the Indian assault at Lancaster in 1676, especially those of the 
Rowlandson family, an account of which, several times reprinted, Mrs. Rowland- 
son *' wrote by her own hand." 

Rev. William Copley Winslow, D.D., after stating his appreciation of the paper 
and of the winning and sympathetic manner in which the story was told by the 
speaker, moved an expression of thanks to Mrs. Brigham, and it was so voted. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection ^svith their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected "with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The Committee on English Research desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in Eng- 
land the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her 
time as a searcher of records there along special lines for the 
benefit of the Register. 



Robert Cross, Sr., of Ipswich, Mass. — In the oflBce of the clerk of the 
Supreme Judicial Court in Boston, in a volume of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 
fo. 85, is preserved the original manuscript of a deposition by Robert Cross, Sr., 
of Ipswich, Mass., made 5 Dec. 1693, which was probably at one time included 
among the papers in the suit of Robert Cross, Sr., v. John Burnham, Jr., for the 
recovery of 30 acres of land in Ipswich. This case was tried in the Inferior 
Court at Ipswich in June 1693 and in May 1694, and the jury returned a verdict 
for the plaintiff. The defendant appealed to the higher court at Boston, and 
in Apr. 1695 the verdict in the lower court in favor of the plaintiff was upheld. 
Of the main question involved in the case, which is numbered 3138, nothing need 
be said; but in the forty odd folios of manuscript several items of interest may 
be found which add to our information about the pioneers of Ipswich and the 
metes and bounds of town grants on the east and south side of the Chebacco 
River, within the limits of the present town of Essex. 

The statement of Robert Cross, Sr., is as follows: 

Robert Cross Sen^ appeared & produced a Catalogue an account of ye birth 
of his Children to which he gave oth, that it was Entered in ye Days of ye birth 
of them. 

In which is Thus Written 
Robert & Anna Cross was married ye 20^^ August in ye year 1635. 
Ehzabeth Cross was bom ye 4 of August 1636 it being the 5*^ day of the week. 



202 Notes [April 

Mary Cross was born ye 14 of June it being ye 4th day of ye week in ye yr 

1640. 
Martha Cross was born ye 15^^ day of March. It being ye second day of 

ye week in ye year 1643. 

Jurat. Decer ye 5th 1693 Before Thomas Wade Justice of Peace. 

From this statement the date of the marriage of Robert Cross, Sr., is learned, 
though not the maiden name of his wife. Of the daughters named above, Eliza- 
beth married Wilham Nelson, Martha married WilHam Dirkee, and Mary mar- 
ried Ephraim Herrick of Salem. In the papers concerning this case are deposi- 
tions by the daughters Elizabeth and Martha, and also by the sons of Robert 
Cross, Sr,, viz., Robert, aged 52 years in 1695, and Stephen, aged 48 years in 
1695. Robert Cross, Sr., was aged 70 years in 1682. Among others who made 
depositions were Lieut. John Andrews, aged 72 years in 1693, who styles Robert 
Cross, Sr., "my brother," and Walter Fairchild, aged 62 years, who deposes 
concerning Mary Herrick, the daughter of Robert Cross, Sr. Robert Cross, Sr., 
declares: "I am the ancientest man and first Proprietor that ever hved on the 
South side of Chebacco river." To his declaration is attached his autograph. 
In 1695 he would have been 83 years old. Just why his deposition does not 
include the birth dates of the sons Robert and Stephen and others who are 
strongly thought to be his children is not clear, but might perhaps be revealed 
by a more thorough investigation among the court records of Salem and Boston. 
This case furnishes to the historians of Ipswich and Essex interesting material 
for study concerning the immigrant ancestor of the Cross family. 

Somerville, Mass. Anson Titus. 

Parker-Maverick. — Rev. James Parker was of Dorchester, Mass., perhaps 
as early as 1630. He was freeman in 1634, removed to Weymouth, Mass., and 
from there was a deputy to the General Court, 1639-1642. Winthrop says: 
" Those of the lower part of the river Piscataquack invited one Mr. James Parker 
of Weymouth, a godly man and a scholar, one who had been many years a deputy 
for the public court, to be their minister." (Winthrop's New England, vol. 2, 
p. 93.) In a list headed ''Gifts bestowed on the Colony since 1634," Winthrop 
names " Mr. Parker, of Weymouth, his brother, £300, £50 to Mr. Parker and 
Mr. Stone their disposing." (lb., vol. 2, p. 342.) 

From Portsmouth James Parker removed to Barbados, whence he wrote a 
letter to Gov. Winthrop under date of 24-4th 1646: "We got well to this island 
of Barbados through grace. • . I am here engaged to preach only for the present. 
... I have yet sent for my wife to me, in the midst of these great distrac- 
tions. . . , Whether I shall return for New England I know not. Only this, 
I thinke I shall." (Hutchinson Papers, vol. 1, p. 175.) A letter from Richard 
Vines, dated Barbados, 16 July 1647, reads: "Mr. Parker with his wife and 
family are well seated in a good plantation of 20 acres, besides a good stipend and 
many good guifts, well approved of in his function, opposed by none, unless by 
antinomians and such like." (lb., vol. 1, p. 222.) 

Savage states that James Parker died in 1666, while on a visit to Boston. 
This is an error. He died at Barbados in 1652, and his will was proved by his 
widow Mary, who was a daughter of Rev. John Maverick of Dorchester. An 
abstra.ct of this will follows: 

The Will of James Parker, Clarke, 21 August 1648. To my son John Parker 
£5, and after my debts are paid the remainder of my estate is to be divided into 
three equal shares, one third to my wife Mary Parker, the other two thirds to 
my children Azricam,- James, Thomas, Fearnot, and Mary Parker. My wife is 
to sell all my property, and she and my children are to go to New England and 
there to fulfil mj^ will as abovesaid. My wife Mar}^ Parker, sole executor. Mr. 
Richard Gregory and Mr. Richard Vines, executors in Barbados, and my Bros. 
Mr. Elias Maverick and Mr. Moyses Maverick, executors in New England. 
Witness: Wm Gregory, aged 46 years. Entered 26 August 1652. (Barbados 
Probate Records.) 

The James Parker who died in Boston in 1666 was a son of Rev. James Parker. 
Administration on his estate was granted 13 Dec. 1666 to Mr. Moses Maverick, 
"his uncle." (Suffolk Probate Files, 419.) There were several depositions 
made in connection with the settlement of his estate. John Dempster of Bar- 



1914] Notes 203 

bados deposed "that he very well knew James Parker late of this Island of Bar- 
bados, brother of fTearnot Pearnell, who some time before his ye s^ James Parkers 
last goeing of this Island & being then bound of for New England did say that he 
was very much beholding to his brother Pearnell & his wife who had done for 
him in kindness more like a father & mother than a brother in law & sister. And 
did therefore say that in regard of their great civilityes to him that when he dyed 
they his brother & sister should have all he had in ye world." {Ih.; also Bar- 
bados Probate Records.) Depositions to the same effect were made by Edward 
Lillie of Boston, at whose house James Parker died, and Nathaniel Grafton, 
who married Elizabeth, daughter of Moses Maverick, and died at Barbados in 
1670. 

Administration on the estate of Mr. James Parker was granted at Barbados 
8 Feb. 1666 [1666/71 to "Capt. John Parnell who married his sister." John 
Parnell and Fearnot Parker were married in the parish of St. John, 19 Mar. 
1660 [1660/1]. 

Azricam Parker, ''formerly of New England, how of Barbados," was in 1663 
master of the "Ketch Kindred," of which James Parker, Christopher Codding- 
ton, Ferdinando Gorges, and others, all of Barbados, were owners. (Suffolk 
Court Files, 406, 612.) 

Caynbridge, Mass, Virginia Hall. 

Rochester (N. H.) Vital Statistics. — In a notebook kept by Rev. James 
M. Palmer of Rochester, N. H., which is entitled "Memorandum of the Congl 
Church in Rochester N. H., Commencing May 1858. Ending July 10. 1864 — ," 
and is now in the possession of his son, the waiter of this note, are to be found 
various entries of marriages, funerals, and a few other matters, which are not 
preserved in the records of the Congregational Church in Rochester of which 
Mr. Palmer was pastor. The record of thirty-two marriages solemnized by 
Mr. Palmer is given, pages 105-109 of the book containing twenty of these entries 
and pages 102-104 containing the remaining twelve marriages. These marriage 
records, beginning on page 105, are as follows: 

1858. July 18. Mr. Everitt Parsons, of Rochester Miss Susan Hilton of do. 

Fee S2. Rtd 
1858 Sept 20. Mr. Geo. R. Davis of New Market Miss Hattie F Ellison of 

Portsmouth. N. H. Fee. S3. — Rtd 
1858. Sept. 24. Mr. Lewis H. Crockett of Rochester N. H. & Miss Mercy 

Henderson of the same (Gonic.) F 2.00 Rtd 

1858 Oct 5. Mr Geo. C. Peavey Strafford & Miss Sarah C. Tebbets Rochester 
N. H. Fee $5. Rtd 

1858. Oct. 9. Mr William Nye Hastings of Boston to Miss Mary Elizatli 
Page of Rochester N. H. Fee $5. — Rtd 

1858. Dec 25. Mr Chas. A. Cloutman & Miss Ellen A. Dearbon both of 
Middleton N. H. Fee S2.00 Rtd 

1859 Jan. 25. Mr Samuel Marsden & Miss Mary C. Libbey both of Roches- 
ter N. H. Fee S3. Rtd 

1859 Jan 31. Mr Jno. C. Pike of MUton & Miss Almira C. Whitehouse of 

Middleton N. H. — Fee SI. 00 — Rtd 
1859 March 30. M^ Ira M. Wentworth To Miss Mary H. Place both of 

Rochester N. H. Fee S2^ (gold) Returned Ma. 31. 
1859 Apr. 7. Mr Marvin Baker of Norwalk Ohio & Mrs. Dolly M. Tuttle of 

Rochester N. H. Fee S3.00 Returned. 
1859 May 24. Mr James L. Hayes of Rochester N. H. & Miss Lydia J. 

Butler of Dover N. H. — Fee S3. Rtd — 
Sept 6. Mr. Sewall Gowall & Lydia T. Wingate both of Rochester. N H — 

Fee S2.00 Rtd 

1859. Oct.* 3.t Mr. Samuel Willey of Laconia N. H. & Miss Sarah A. Went- 
worth of Conway N. H. — Fee SI. 00 — Rtd — 

1859. Oct. 20. Mr William H. Allen & Miss Lydia J. Flagg — both of Roches- 
ter. Fee S3.00 — Rtd Apr 1860 

Nov. 24 1859. Mr O. B. Otis of Rochester & Miss Hannah C. Worster of 
Rochester N. H. Fee S2.00 Rtd apr 1860 

• Oct. over Sept. f 3 over 4. 



204 NoUs [April 

1859 Nov 29. Mr Edward Sawyer & Miss Frances P. Kelley both of Roches- 
ter N. H. — Fee. $5. — Rtnd — apr 1860. 

1860 Feb 21. — Mr Chas H. Hiird of Alton Sarah H. Webster of Wolfboro' 
N. H. — Fee. 2. Rtnd — Apr 1860 — 

1860 July 7. Mr Daniel L. Perkins & Miss S. Issabella Went worth both of 
Dover N. H. — Fee $10. — Rtd 

1860 Nov. 20. Mr. Willian Whitehouse & Mrs. Betsey Watson both of 
Rochester N. H. Fee. $1.00 Rtd 

1861. Jan. 17. Mr. Edwin Wallace & Mrs. Mary E. Wallace both of Rochester. 
N. H. Fee $5.00 — Rtd 

1861. Jan. 31. Mr. Frank J. Tucker & Miss Mary Jane Tuttle both of Roches- 
ter N. H. — Fee $3.00 Red 

1861 Feb 18. Mr William Bocock of Great Falls & Mrs Agnes Hoy of 
Berwick Me. Fee $3.25 Red 

1861. Ma. 2. Mr Lafavette Wiggin & Miss Addie R. Kimball, both of Roches- 
ter N. H Fee $5.00 Red 

1861 Ma 25. Mr. John F. Chamberlain & Miss Harriet N. Corson both of 
Lebanon Me. Fee $2. Red 

1861 Apr 22. Mr. Jno W. Hurd & Miss Martha M. Foss. both of Rochester. 
N. H. Fee $2. — 

1861. June 10. Mr Elbridge W. Howard & Miss Sarah E. Howard. — both 
of Rochester N. H. Fee $.75 

1862 Ma 11. Mr Thos. Jones of Amesbury Mass. & Mrs Mary Kanney of 
Rochester N. H. Fee $1.00. 

1862. Apr. 16. M^ Hiram M. Sanborn & Miss Ellen Henderson both of 
Rochester N. H. Fee $2. — 

1862. Aug 7. Mr. Levi L. Gray of Strafford N. H. & Mrs. Lucy Home of 
Rochester N. H. Fee $2.00 — 

Nov. 12. 1862 Mr W^ H. Dame and Miss Nancy E. Witham — th former 
of Rochester. & th latter of Milton N. H. — Fee $1. — 

1862 Dec 9. Mr. T. A. Pickering of N. Y. to Miss Sarah M. Carter of Roches- 
ter N. H. Fee $10. — 

1862 Dec. 18. Mr. Orlando M. Moulton of Gilford N. H. & Miss Mary J. 
Curtis of Brookfield N. H. — Fee $2. — 

Winthrop, Mass. William Lincoln Palmer. 



Historical Intelligence 

Records of Woodstock, Conn. — Wade Keyes, Esq., of Boston, writes to 
the editor that in the office of the town clerk of Chester, Vt., there is preserved 
what appears to be an original proprietors' record of the town of New Roxbury 
(now Woodstock), Conn. This record now serves as a binder for the original 
proprietors' record of Chester, and consists of a flexible front cover followed by 
seven leaves of records and a flexible back cover preceded by six leaves of records. 
Lots numbered from 1 to 49, inclusive, were assigned on 28 Aug. 1686 to persons 
whose names are given. There were Chandlers among the early proprietors of 
Woodstock, and there were Chandlers among the early proprietors of Chester, 
and these facts may perhaps account for the appearance of the Connecticut 
record in Vermont. Chester was formerly trailed New Flamstead, and the 
earliest meetings of its proprietors were held at Worcester, Mass.5 in 1762. 



Early Bohemian Settlers in America. — Thomas Capek, Esq., of First 
Avenue and 74th Street, New York City, is preparing a history'- of the early 
Bohemian immigration to America, and will be glad to hear from those who have 
information to impart on that subject. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occui)ation, with places and dates 



1914] Recent Books 205 

of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Belnap. — Gilbert, born at Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, 22 Dec. 1821, died 
at Hooper, Weber Co., Utah, 26 Feb.' 1899, a descendant of Abraham Belknap 
who died at Salem, Mass., in 1643, by Hyrum Belnap, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah. 

Talbot. — Roger, of Boston, mariner, born probably in London, England, about 
1687, married in Boston, 23 Apr. 1713, died at sea, after 1723, by Mrs. Lora A. 
W. Underhill, 16 Beals Street, Brookline, Mass. 

Trecothie. — Mark, of Boston, 1724, mariner, born probably in London, 
England, died, probably in Boston, about 1733-34, and Thomas, of Boston, 1707, 
mariner, born probably in England, by Mrs. Lora A.. W. Underhill, 16 Beals 
Street, Brookline, Mass. 



RECENT BOOKS 



[The editor particularly requests persons sending books for listing in the Register 
to state, for the information of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to 
be added for postage when sent by mail, and from whom it may be ordered. For the 
January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1 ; for April, by Feb. 1 ; for July, by 
May 1; and for October, by July 1.] 

GENEALOGICAL 

Chase genealogy. The Chase Chronicle, vol. 4, nos. 1-4. n. p. January, 
April, July, and October, 1913. 52 p. il. 8*^ Price $1.00 a year. Address 
James F. Chase, 159 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass. 

Clemens genealogy. The Clemens family chronology, 1610-1912. First 
edition. New York, William M. Clemens, publisher, 45 and 49 William St., 
1914. 65 p. 8° 

Conkling genealogy. The ConkUngs in America. Washington, D. C, Charles 
H. Potter & Co., Inc., 1913. 132 p. pi. 12° 

Copeland genealogy. Copeland genealogy [records of the family of Rev. 
Jonathan Copeland]. By Charles Finney Copeland. n. p. 1914. 12 p. 4° 

Cross genealogy. My children's ancestors, data concerning about four hundred 
New England ancestors of the children of Roselle Theodore Cross and his wife, 
Emma Asenath (Bridgman) Cross, also names of many ancestors in England, and 
descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Cross's grandparents, Theodore and Susannah 
(Jackman) Cross, Samuel and Lois (Temple) Murdock, Noah and Isenath 
(Judd) Bridgman, Jacob and Lydia (Slack) Daggett, with an introductory essay 
on genealogy, and an appendix of miscellanies. By Rev. R[oselle] T[heodore] 
Cross. Twinsburg, Ohio, 1913. 212 p. chart pi. por. 8° 

Dewey genealogy. Our birthright of kinship with distinguished descendants 
of the immigrant Thomas Dewey who settled at W^indsor, Conn., in 1633, and 
many notable non-Dewey ancestors, containing an abstract of ancestry for the 
founder of this legacy. The whole vitahzed by instantaneous keys to all relation- 
ships. By Walter E. Dewey. Philadelphia, Pa., (=1913. 32 p. 4° 

Dewey genealogy. Prospectus of the first abstract genealogy, concentrated 
interest and value. Our birthright of kinship with distinguished descendants 
of the immigrant Thomas Dewey who settled at Windsor, Conn., in 1633, and 
many notable non-Dewey ancestors, containing an abstract of ancestry for the 
founder of this legacy. The whole vitahzed by instantaneous keys to all rela- 
tionships. By Walter E. Dewey. Philadelphia, Pa., CI913. [i] -f- 32 + [2] p. 
4° 

Fay genealogy. One branch of the Fay family tree, an account of the ancestors 
and descendants of William and Elizabeth Fay of Westboro, Mass. and Marietta, 
Ohio. By George Henry Johnson. Columbus, Ohio, The Champhn Press, 1913. 
130 p. por. 8° 



206 Recent Books [April 

Folsom genealogy. Records, fifth annual reunion of the descendants of the 
immigrant, John Folsom, Exeter, N. H., August 27, 1913. n. p. n. d. 24 p. il. 8" 

Fox genealogy. Fox Family News. Vol. 2, nos. 1-6. n. p. Published by 
Society of the Descendants of Norman Fox, 1913. 28 + [4] p. il. S*' An Index 
to vols. 1 and 2 will be found at the end of vol. 2. Price $2.00. Address Howard 
Fox, M.D., 616 Madison Ave., New York City, N. Y. 

Grant genealogy. The 306th anniversary of the birth of Matthew Grant, 
October 27, 1601. P^eport of the fifth reunion of the Grant Family Association 
at Windsor and Hartford, Conn., October 28, 1907. Edited by Frank Grant. 
Westfield, Mass., 1908, printed in 1913. 31 p. pi. por. 8° 

Hale genealogy. The descendants of Thomas Hale of Delaware with an 
account of the Jamison, Green [and Streets] families. By Thomas Hale Streets. 
Philadelphia, Pa., published by the author, 1913. 116 p. por. 12° 

Johnson genealogy. Capt. Edward Johnson, paternal and maternal ancestry, 
1500-1913. By Byron Berkeley Johnson. Waltham, Mass., 1913. 4 p. 8° 

Kett genealogy. The pedigree of Kett of Wymondham, co. Norfolk, 1180- 
1913, shewing the ancestry, londred, and descendants of Robert, Wilham, and 
Thomas Kett, leaders of the Rebellion in East Anglia, 1549, and of Francis Kett, 
the Martyr, burnt at the stake at Norwich Castle, 1589. By George Kett, J. P. 
Cambridge, 1913. n. p. fcsm. geneal. tab. il. 4° oblong. 

Palmer genealogy. Ancestral chart of William Lincoln Palmer. [By William 
Lincoln Palmer.] Chart. [Boston, 1914.] Pubhshed by the author, W. L. 
Palmer, 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 

Pierson genealogy. A tribute [a genealogical notice of Abraham Pierson]. 
By Cora Pierson Hopkins. Topeka, Crane & Co., 1913. 71 p. fcsm. pi. por. 12^ 

Reynolds genealogy. Twenty-second annual reunion of The Reynolds Family 
Association held at Boston, Mass., August 20, 1913. n, p. n. d. 28 p. por. 8** 

Thome genealogy. Eight generations from WiUiam Thome of Dorsetshire, 
Eng., and Lynn, Mass. By Joseph Middleton and Alan McLean Taylor. Pri- 
vately printed. [Boston, Mass., T. R. Marvin & Son] 1913. 10 p. 8° 

Thome genealogy. Genealogical record of John Thome, also the direct 
descendants of James Thorne and Hannah Brown of Salisbury, Mass., and Kings- 
ton, N. H., also the famihes connected by marriage. Compiled by Edmund 
Dana Barboiu", 1900, for John Calvin Thorne. [Concord, N. H., Ira C. Evans 
Co.] 1913. 62 p. pi. por. 8° Prepared, enlarged, and pubhshed by Mr. Thorne, 
1913. 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Mendoza, Garcia Hurtado de, journal. Observaciones acerca del viaje de D. 
Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza a las provincias de los Coronados y Ancud. Por 
Tomds Thaj'er Ojeda. Pubhcado en la " Revista " de la Sociedad Chilena de 
Historia y Geografla. — Tomo VII. Santiago de Chile, Imprenta Universitaria, 
Bandera 130, 1913. 61 p. 4° 

Parker, Bradstreet, biography. Great grandfather's clock at the old Parker 
homestead, Bradford, Mass., 1760. By W[iUiam] Thornton Parker, M.D., 
Northampton, Mass., 1913. 10 + [1] p. pi. por. 8° 

Rios, Fernando Antonio de los, diary. Diario del doctor don Fernando An- 
tonio de los Rios, 1765-1773. Publicado en la *' Revista Chilena de Historia y 
Geografia," tomo VI. By Tomds Thayer Ojeda. Santiago de Ciiile, Imprenta 
Universitaria, Bandera 130, 1913. 65 p. 8° 

Waters, Henry FitzGilbert, memoir. The discoverer of John Harvard, Henry 
FitzGilbert Waters, H. C, 1855. By Edwin Hale Abbot, 1855, and Wilham 
Roscoe Thayer, 1881. n. p. [1913]. p. 231-240, por. 8° Reprinted from the 
Harvard Graduates' Magazine, vol. 22, Dec, 1913 — no. 86. 

Waters, Henry FitzGilbert, memoir. Memoir of Henry FitzGilbert Waters 
A.M. Boston, pubhshed by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at 
the Robert Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms, 1914. 17 p. fcsm. por. S^ Re- 
printed from Register for January, 1914. 



1914] Recent Books * 207 

Harvard College, Class of 1873. The ninth report of the secretary of the Class 
of 1873, Harvard College, Commencement, 1913. Boston, The Rockwell & 
Chm-chiU Press, 1913. 63 p. S° 

Harvard College, Class of 1898. Quindecennial report, n. p. June 1913. 

21 + 532 p. por. 8° 

Yale University, Class of 1885. Quarter-centenary record of the Class of 1885, 
Yale University, covering the thirty-one years from its admission into the aca- 
demic department, 1881-1912. Published for the Class. Boston, Mass., The 
Fort HiU Press, 1913. 7 + 426 p. il. pi. por. 8° 

Yale University, Sheffield Scientific School. Decennial record of the Class of 
1903, Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University. By Vasa K[erby] Bracher, 
class secretary, assisted by the Class Secretaries Bureau. New Haven, Conn., 
pubhshed for the class, 1913. 198 + [1] p. il. pi. por. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

American Revolution, messengers. Four mounted messengers of the Revolu- 
tion, Paul Revere, William Dawes, Marinus Willett, Thomas Lamb. By WilUam 
0[gilviej, Comstock. BrookUne, Mass., 1913. 24 p. fcsm. pi. 8° 

Paper read at meeting of the Brookline Historical Society, April 19, 1911. 

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. The 274th 
annual record of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 
1911-1912. Sermon by Rev. R. Perry Bush, D.D. Norwood Press, Norwood, 
Mass., 1913. 163 p. pi. por. 8° 

Chile, conquerors. Los conquist adores de Chile. Por Tom^s Thayer Ojeda. 
Tomo 3. Publicado en los Anales de la Universidad, tomos CXXX a CXXXII. 
Santiago de Chile, Imprenta, Litografia i Encuadernacion [Barcelona], 1913. 
295 p. 4° 

Connecticut, history. List of Congregational ecclesiastical societies estabHshed 
in Connecticut before October 1818 with their changes. Published by the Con- 
necticut Historical Society. Hartford, 1913. 35 p. 8° 

Essex County, Mass., Indian land titles. The Indian land titles of Essex 
County, Mass. By Sidney Perley. Salem, Mass., Essex Book and Print Club, 
1912. 144 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Massachusetts, record commissioner. Twenty-sixth report of the commis- 
sioner of pubUc records, 1913. By Henry E[rne8tJ Woods. Boston, Wright & 
Potter Printing Co., 1914. 8 p. 8° 

Massachusetts Volunteers, 39th regiment, history. The 39th regiment Massa- 
chusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865. By Alfred S. Roe. Regimental Committee 
on History, John H. Dusseault, Chairman; J. Fred. Leslie, Secretary; George 
F. Moses, Treasurer; John F. Locke, WiUiam P. Brown, Milton F. Roberts, 
Channing Whittaker. Worcester, Mass., pubhshed by the Regimental Veteran 
Association, 1914. 493 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

New Hampshire, epitaphs. Gravestone inscriptions gathered by the Old 
Burial Grounds Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of 
America in State of New Hampshire. By Mrs. Josiah Carpenter. Cambridge, 
Riverside Press, 1913. 63 p. 12° 

Some colonial epitaphs will be found of the following places: Bedford, Bethlehem, Chester, 
Chichester, Derry, Dover, Epsom, Exeter, Hampton, Keene, Londonderry, Manchester, Nashua, 
F*ittsfield, and Portsmouth. 

Rhode Island, history. The seal, the arms, and the flag of Rhode Island. 
By Howard M[illar] Chapin. Providence, printed for the Society, 1913. 16 p. 
pi. 8° 

War of 181 2, Massachusetts MiUtia, records. Records of the Massachusetts 
Volunteer Militia called out by the Governor of Massachusetts to suppress a 
threatened invasion during the War of 1812-14. Published by Brig.-Gen. 
Gardner W. Pearson. Boston, Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1913. 15 +448 p. F" 



208 Recent Books [April 

(b) Local 

Andover (Mass.) Ministerial Association. Andover Ministerial Association, 
150th anniversary. First Congregational Church, Lowell, Oct. 7, 1913. His- 
torical sketch. By Rev. C. C. Carpenter. Priated by vote of the Association, 
n. p. n. d. 23 p. 8° 

Baltimore, Md., First Presbyterian Church. A brief history of the First 
Presbyterian church of Baltimore. Compiled under direction of its Session and 
Committee for Publication on its 150th anniversary. By WiUiam Reynolds. 
Baltimore, 1913. 124 p. por. 8° 

Barnstable and Yarmouth, Mass., history. Barnstable and Yarmouth sea 
captains and ship owners. By Francis WiUiam Sprague. List of saihngs from 
New England to San Francisco, 1849-1856. By Leavitt Sprague. [T. R. Mar- 
vm & Son, Boston, Mass.] Privately printed, 1913. 

Brockton, Mass., Public Library. Addresses dehvered at the laying of the 
corner stone, May 15, 1912 and the dedication, June 10, 1913 of the Public 
Library building, Brockton, Mass. Brockton, Mass., Standard Printing Co., 
1913. 32 p. pi. 8° 

Cambridge, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Cambridge, Mass., to the 
year 1850, vol. 1, births. By Thomas W[illiamsl Baldwin. Boston, Mass., 1914. 
936 p. 8° 

Granville, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Granville, Mass., to the year 
1850. Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Robert 
Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund. 
Boston, Mass., 1914. 236 p. 8° 

Hingham, Mass., history. Names of tax payers of Hingham, Massachusetts, 
1711. From the original manuscript in the possession of Frank De Wette 
Andrews. Vineland, N. J., privately printed, 1913. 10 p. 8° 

Los Angeles, Cal., history. Commemorative of the official opening, the Los 
Angeles Aqueduct and Exposition Park, November 5 and 6, 1913, Compliments 
of The Los Angeles Celebration Commission. Designed, compiled, and written 
by F. B. Davison, n. p. cl9l3. n. p. 4° 

Lynn, Mass., Essex Trust Company. Essex Trust Company, Lynn, Mass., 
1814-1914, an historical sketch of the bank, for its centennial year. By Ellen 
Mudge Burrill. n. p. fcsm. pi. 4° 

Lynn, Mass., history. Historic priorities in Lynn, an address given at the 
dedication of the Society House, Lynn Historical Society, October 9, 1913. By 
C[harlesJ J[eptha] H[ill] Woodbury. Lynn, Mass., 1913. 37 p. 8° Reprinted 
from the Register of the Society, vol. 17. 

New Bedford, Mass., history. The presentation of the whaleman statue to 
the city of New Bedford, by William W. Crapo and the exercises at the dedication 
June 20, 1913. Old Dartmouth Historical sketches, no. 38. 50 p. pi. por. 4° 

Norwich, Conn., vital records. Vital records of Norwich, 1659-1848, part 2. 
Hartford, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1913. p. 573- 
1180, 8° 

Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H., bulletin. Life at Philhps Exeter. Bulletin 
of The Phillips Exeter Academy, vol. 9, no. 3, October, 1913. Exeter, N. H., 
The PhiUips Exeter Academy, 1913. 62 + [2J p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Richmond, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Richmond, Mass., to the 
year 1850. Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at 
the Robert Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass., 1913. 113 p. S° 

Rupert, Vt., epitaphs. The gravestone inscriptions of Rupert, Bennington 
Co., Vermont, copied and verified, 1911-1912. By Levi Henrv Elwell. Am- 
herst, Mass., 1913. 6+79+1 p. 8° Price $1,00. Address L. H. Elwell, Am- 
herst, Mass. 



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Salisbury, Conn., history. Historical collections relating to the town of Salis- 
bury, Litchfield Co., Conn., vol. 1. Arranged and pubhshed by The Sahsbury 
Association, Inc. [The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, Conn.], 1913. 
154 p. S° Price SI. 50 paper; S2.00 cloth. Addi-ess Treasurer, The Salisbury 
Association, Inc., Lakeville, Conn. 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

General Society Daughters of the Revolution. Proceedings of the 21st annual 
meeting, held in Boston, Mass., May 13 to 18, 1912. n. p. n. d. 97 p. por. 8^ 

General Society Daughters of the Revolution. Proceedings of the 22d annual 
meeting, held in Philadelphia, Pa., April 17 to May 3, 1913. n. p. n. d. 82 p. 8" 

Historia. Vol. 4, no. 5. By W. P. Campbell. [8] p. il. 4° Oklahoma City, 
Okla., Jan. 1914. Price 25 cts. 

James Sprunt Historical Publications. The University of North Carohna. 
The James Sprunt Historical Publications. Published under the direction of 
The North Carohna Historical Society. Contents, The Governor, Council, and 
Assembly in Royal North Carolina, by C. S. Cooke; Land tenure in proprietary' 
North Carohna, by L. N. Morgan. Vol. 12, no. 1. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton 
[and] Henry McGilbert Wagstaff, editors. Chapel Hill, N. C, pubhshed by the 
University, 1912. 63 p. 8° 

James Sprunt Historical PubUcations. The University of North Carolina. 
The James Sprunt Historical Publications. Pubhshed under the direction of 
The North Carolina Historical Society. The North Carolina Indians. Vol. 12, 
no. 2. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton [and] Henry McGilbert Wagstaff, editors. 
Chapel HiU, N. C, published by the University, 1913. 41 p. 8° 

James Sprunt Historical Publications. The University of North Carolina. 
The James Sprunt Historical Publications. Pubhshed under the direction of 
The North Carolina Historical Society. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton [and] Henry 
McGilbert Wagstaff, editors. Vol. 13, no. 1. Contents, The North Carolina 
Colonial Bar, by Ernest H. Alderman; The Granville District, by E. Merton "^ 
Coulter. [Durham, N. C, The Seeman Printery, 1913.] 56 p. 8° 

Library of Cape Cod history and genealogy. No. 6o. A genealogist's letter 
book. Correspondence of Amos Otis relative tb Colonial ancestry. Book one. 
Edited by C. W. Swift and A. L. Kelley. Yarmouthport, Mass., Charles W. 
Swift, The Register Press, 1913. [6] +26 p. 4° 

Library of Cape Cod history and genealogy. No. 6i. A genealogist's letter 
book. Correspondence of Amos Otis relative to Colonial ancestry. Book two. 
Edited by C. W. S.wift and A. L. Kelley. Yarmouthport, Mass., Charles W. 
Swift, The Register Press, 1913. 32 p. 4° 

Library of Cape Cod history and genealogy. No. 62. A genealogist's letter 
book. Correspondence of Amos Otis relative to Colonial ancestry. Book three. 
Edited by C. W. Swift and A. L. Kelley. Yarmouthport, Mass., Charles W. 
Swift, The Register Press, 1913. 32 p. 4° 

Magazine of History, extra number 22. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 22. Comprising, — Service with the French troops 
in Africa (1840), by an officer in the U. S. Army (Philip Kearny); A dashing 
dragoon (Kearny), by Capt. Mayne Reid; A httle looking-glass for the times 
(1764), Anon. New York, Wilham Abbatt, 1913. [2] +93 p. por. 4'' 

Magazine of History, extra number 23. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 23. Comprising, — An impartial review (1800), [by] 
Charles Pettit; The Gwin fancy-dress ball (1858), [by] John DeS. Haviland. 
New York, Wilham Abbatt, 1913. 67 p. 4° 

Magazine of History, extra number 24. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 24. Comprising, — Letters of a Confederate officer 
(1864), [by] Richard W. Corbin; A journal of the expedition up the river St. 
Lawrence (1759), by the Sergeant-Major of Gen. Hopson's Grenadiers. New 
York, Wilham Abbatt, 1913. 113 p. 4° 



210 Recent Boohs [April] 

Magazine of History, extra number 27. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 27. The patriots of North America, a sketch, 1775. 
New York, William Abbatt, 1914. 46 p. 4° 

Massachusetts, Colonial Society of. Pubhcations of The Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts. Vol. 14. Transactions, 1911-1913. Printed at the charge of 
the Benjamin Ap thorp Gould Memorial Fund. Boston, published by the Society, 
1913. 17+447 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Michigan Historical Commission. Michigan Historical Commission, a state 
department of history and archives, bulletin no. 2. Suggestions for local his- 
torical societies and wTiters in Michigan. By George Newman Fuller, Ph.D. 
Lansmg, Mich., Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1913. 45 p. 8° 

Missouri Historical Society. Missouri Historical Society, department of 
archaeology, bulletin 1. Prehistoric objects classified and described. By 
Gerard Fowke. St. Louis, Mo., published by the Society, 1913. 32 +[24] p. il. 
pi. 8° Price 25 cts. 

National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. History 
for the 15th year ending May 13, 1913. [Washington, D. C] 1913. 178 p. 8** 

New York Historical Society. Safeguards of American democracy, an address 
delivered before the New York Historical Society on its one hundred and ninth 
anniversary, November 18, 1913. By Charles Alexander Richmond, D.D., LL.D. 
New York, prmted for the Society, 1913. 39 p. 8° 

Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches. No. 37. Being the proceedings of the 
37th meeting of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, held in their building, 
Water Street, New Bedford, Mass., January 29, 1913. New Bedford 120 years 
ago, as ghmpsed through the Medley. By Ida A. McAfee. [New Bedford, Mass., 
1913.] 24 p. 4° Price 10 cts. Address the Secretary. 

Society of Colonial Dames, New York. Register of the Colonial Dames of the 
State of New York, 1893-1913, organized April 29, 1893; incorporated April 29, 
1893. New York, pubUshed by the authority of the board of managers, 1913. 
432 p. S° 

The Society of Daughters of Holland Dames. Second record book of The 
Society of Daughters of Holland Dames. Descendants of the ancient and honor- 
able families of New Netherland. Organized May 8, 1895; incorporated Decem- 
ber 9, 1895. New York, published by the authority of the board of directors, 
1913. 72 p. 8° 

Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, California. Addresses de- 
livered before the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 
Biographical sketches. By Thomas Allen Perkins. San Francisco, Cal., pub- 
hshed by the Society, 1913. 126 p. fcsm. por. 8° 

Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Massachusetts. Massachu- 
setts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, register of members, October 
10, 1913, proceedings of the Society and board of managers, constitution and by- 
laws. [Springfield, Mass., The F. A. Bassette Co.] Published by the Society, 
1913. 213 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, Pennsylvania. Annual proceedings Penn- 
sylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, 1912-1913. Philadelphia, 1913. 
78 +[1] p. 4° 

Western Reserve BQstorical Society. Tract no. 92. The Western Reserve 
Historical Society. Part 1, Articles of incorporation, ofl&cers, membership, 
annual report for 1912-1913. Part 2, Northern Ohio during the Ws^r of 1812, 
from manuscripts in the collections of the Western Reserve Historical Society. 
With introduction by Elbert Jay Benton, Ph.D. Cleveland, Ohio, 1913. 117 p. 8° 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Heredity. How to improve the race. By Alexander Graham Bell. n. p. 
[1914]. 7 p. il. 4° Reprinted from the Journal of Heredity (Organ of the Ameri- 
can Genetic Association), Washington, D. C, Jan. 1914, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 1-7. 



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QUERIES 

Queries appear in the advertising pages of the Register; and all such matter 
is printed, without restriction as to subject or space, at the rate of ten cents for 
ten words, or fraction thereof, payable in advance. 

Blake. — John Blake, "now of Wrentham, formerly of Sandwich, 
Mass.,'^ in 1686, with Edward Pratt and others, made division of lands pre- 
viously bought of John Wampum, alias White, an Indian of Assanawesock, 
then deceased (Suffolk Deeds, liber 16, p. 89). He died 25 May 1700, and 
his wife Bridget died 30 May 1706. His sons were Robert, Andrew, John, 
and Isaac. He w^as the progenitor of most of this name in Wrentham. 
Wlieuce came the said John Blake, what is known of him prior to and during 
his residence in Sandwich, and what was th^ maiden name of his wife? 

194 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. E. H. Craige. 



Blake. — Wanted, ancestry of John Blake of Weare, N. H., born about 
1751. 

Hudson. — Wanted, ancestry of James Hudson of Boston, and maiden name 

and ancestry of his third wife, Mary , whom he married about 1654. 

Persons who are descended from any children of said James Hudson except 
Eleazer, his fifteenth and last child, are requested to send their lines of 
descent to the undersigned. 

Wanted, maiden name and ancestry of Widow (?) Deborah Ford, born 
about 1680, married about 1705 Eleazer Hudson of Boston, married again 
after 1736 Capt. Jeremiah Stephens of Salisbury, died 1772, buried at 
Salem, Mass. 

Mead. — Wanted, ancestry of Nehemiah Mead, born 1747. He spent his 
early life at Nine Partners or Little Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., N. Y. 

Newcomb. — Wanted, name and ancestry of the wife of Cyrenius New- 
comb. He was born at Lebanon, Conn., 1721. 

39 Broad Street, Plattshuryh, N. Y. George H. Hudson. 



Maynard. — Amos Maynard, who died at Montgomery, Mass., 31 July 
1831, aged 88, was son of Elnathan and Bial (Button) Maynard. Where did 
Elnathan live, and where were his children born? 

Wright. — Samuel Wright, born 16 Sept. 1736, married Philena Bill 
(daughter of Thomas of Montville, Conn.), and died at Montgomery, Mass., 
31 Mar. 1817, aged 80. (Vital Pvecords of Montgomery.) Other Wrights 
of Montgomery were of this family. Wanted, residence of Samuel Wright 
before he settled at Montgomery and names of his parents. 

Shawnee, Okla. C. P. Stevens. 

Winslow-Clarke. — Maj. Edward^ Winslow (Kenelm,"^ Kenelm^) of 

Harwich and Rochester, Mass., married Sarah , born 1680/1, died Oct. 

1767. Was she a daughter of Andrew and Mehitable (Scottow or Scottoway) 
Clarke of Harwich ? Sarah AVinslow had a daughter Mehital)le and grand- 
children Clarke Winslow and Scottoway Wliitcomb, and tlie name Sarah was 
common in the Clarke family. Andrew Clarke and Kenelm Winslow lived 
on adjoining lands at Harwich and were joint owners of a gristmill. Andrew 
Clarke, Jr., married Elizabeth Winslow. 

Three children of Andrew and Mehitable Clarke were born in Boston. 
Where were the other children born ? 

1816 South Rittenhouse Square, (Miss) Mary E. Sinnott. 

Philadeljjhia, Pa. 



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Boom 1131, Kimball Bldg., Boston, Mass. 

Genealogical Research 

London Correspondence 

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Forest Hills, Boston, Mass. 



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Family Trees Prepared 
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1638 Bridge Street, Dracut, Mass. 

Genealogical and Historical Research 

Family Histories prepared 

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61 St. Botolph Street, Boston 

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432 Broadway 
Cambridge, Mass. 

FRANK A. GARDNER, M.D. 

23 North Street, Salem, Mass. 

Editor of " Essex County Families " in Essex 
Inst. Hist. Coll. Author of " Massachu- 
setts Regiments in the Revolutionary War." 
Specialist in Colonial and Revolutionary Mili- 
tary Service. Tel. Connection 

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85 Upland Road, Cambridge, Mass. 
Seventeen years experience in research 

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4 Park Vale Avenue, Allston District, 
Boston, Mass. 

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15 years experience 



MRS. WILLIAM S. KELSEY 

52 Allston Heights, Allston District, 
Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

Connecticut Research a Specialty 

WILLIAM LINCOLN PALMER 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 
Life Member N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 

Genealogical expert, English and American 

families traced. Correspondence invited 

Records examined anywhere 

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53 State Street, Boston, Mass. 
Member N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 

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Research, family histories and trees 
Correspondence solicited 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR 

Middletovrn, Conn. 

Connecticut Research a Specialty 

Has genealogical notes on the families of 

Ancient Middletown and copies of over 

11,000 gravestone inscriptions in 

Middlesex Co. 

CHARLES M. THATCHER 

Middleborough, Mass. 

Town, County, or State Records. "Wills and 
deeds searched for genealogy 

Have copied over i8,ooo cemetery inscrip- 
tions in Plymouth Co. 

WALTER ELIOT THWING 

65 Beech Glen Street 
Roxbury, Mass. 

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SUSAN COTTON TUFTS 

Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 

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1777 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

Specialist in migrations from New England. 
Owns many original Bible and tombstone 
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13 Somers Place, Hyde Park, London, W. 
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GENEALOGIES WANTED at WILDER'S BOOKSHOP, 

46 Cornliill, Boston, Mass. 

ADAMS, BkLn., N. Y., '72. ADAMS (Henry), Rutland, '98. AI.BANY, N. Y., Pierson's 
bont. for Geneals. of First Settlers, Albany, '72. APPIiETON, '74. AUSTIN'S Geneal, 
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POLLING, '68. BRADFORD, '50. BREAD, '92. BROWNE, '88. BRUSH, '91. 

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DUDLEY, 1886-94. DURNFORD, '63. DWIGHT, '74. ELY, '85. EWING, '58. FLINT, 
'82. FOOTE, '49. FORNEY, '93. FRASER, '96. GANO, '06. GIBBS and MITCHELL, 
•64. GILBERT, '50. GILES, '64. GILMAN, '69. GLASSELL (Va. Geneals.), '91. 
GOODE (Va. Cousins), '87. GOODRICH, Chicago, n. d. GORTON, '50. GRANT, *57. 
GRAY, '87. HAMILTON, '74. HARRIS, '87. HASTINGS, '66. HATHAWAY, '69. 
HEMENWAY, *80. HERRICK, *85. HOLBROOK, '51. HOPKINS, '81. HOWARD, 
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n. d. KNOWLTON, '97. LEAVENWORTH, '73. LLOYD'S " Farm and Its Inhabitants," 
'83. LOCKWOOD, '89. LOVELAND, 1892-97. LUFF, '48. LYMAN, '72. McFARLAN 
«nd STERN'S "Our Kindred," '85. MACLAY, '89. MARIS, '85. MARVIN, '48. 
MATHESONS, '82. 3IAULE, '68. MAYER, '78. MESIER, '82. MONTAGUE (Richard), 
'86. MONTGOMERY, '63. MORSE (Abner), Geneal. Reg., '59, '61, '64, or '50. NASH, 
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OSGOOD, '94. OTIS, '51. PATTERSON, '47. PEASE, '69. PELL Pedigree. PELLE- 
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PRATT, '89. PREBLE, '68. PRESTON, '70. PROVOST, '95. RICE, '58. RIKER, '51. 
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THE REGISTER 

The New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register, established in 1847 and 
published quarterly, in January, April, 
July, and October. Each number con- 
tains on an average ninety-six octavo pages 
of valuable and interesting matter concern- 
ing the History, Antiquities, Genealogy, 
and Biography of America, printed on dura- 
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Consolidated Index of the New England 
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Subjects, and Index of Places. Price for 
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ENGLISH RESEARCH 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, by 
Henry FitzGilbert Waters, A.M. These 
Gleanings abound in clues, which, if prop- 
erly followed up, will enable the genea- 
logist to pursue in the mother country 
investigations which without such aid 
would be practically impossible, 2 vols., 
1643 pages. Cloth. $10.00 

Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, 
London, England. Register Soame, 1620. 
The volume contains, in 607 pages, 1366 
wills, comprising about 40,000 names of 
persons and over 10,000 names of places. 

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Research in England. An essay to aid 

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Abington, 1912. 2 vols., 632 

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Becket, 1903. 98 pages. 
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Belhngham, 1904. 222 pages. 
Billerica, 1908. 405 pages. 
Brockton, 1911. 371 pages. 
Carver, 1911. 179 pages. 
Chester, 1911. 255 pages. 
Chilmark, 1904. 96 pages. 
Dalton, 1906. 82 pages. 
Dover, 1908. 107 pages. 
Dracut, 1907. 302 pages. 
Duxbury, 1911. 446 pages. 
Edgartown, 1906. 276 pages. 
Foxborough, 1911. 249 pages. 
GiU, 1904. 97 pages. 
Granville, 1914. 236 pages. 
Gr. Barrington, 1904. 89 pages. 
Hanson, 1911. 110 pages. 
Hinsdale, 1902. 98 pages. 
HoUiston, 1908. 358 pages. 
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Tisbury, 1910. 244 pages. $3.25 

Tyringham, 1903. 108 pages. 1.50 

VValpole, 1902. 216 pages. 2.75 

VValtham, 1904. 298 pages. 3.75 

Washington, 1904. 57 pages. .75 

Wayland, 1910. 160 pages. 2.25 

W. Bridgewater, 1911. 222 pages. 3.00 

W. Stockbridge, 1907. 115 pages. 1.50 
Weymouth, 1910. 2 vols., 735 

pages. 9.25 

Williamstown, 1907. 173 pages. 2.25 

Worthington, 1911. 159 pages. 2.00 

BIOGRAPHIES 

Memorial Biographies of Deceased 
Members of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Vols. 1-9, con- 
taining memoirs of members who died 
previous ta 1890. This series of volumes 
is replete with historic and biographic lore, 
of constantly increasing value — great 
pains having been taken to make the 
memoirs complete and accurate. Only a 
small edition is printed. Vols. 1-3, $3.00 
each; vols. 4 and 5, S2.00 each; vols. 0-9, 
SI. 00 each. Complete set, $15.00 

Tucker. Life of Commodore Samuel 
Tucker. Shepard. 1868. 384 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

GENEALOGIES 

Ainsworth. Ainsworth families in Amer- 
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Cloth. $3.00 

Bates. Genealogy of the descendants of 
Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass. 
Bates. 143 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Belcher. The Belcher families in New 
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$1.50 

Benton. Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop, 
their ancestors and their descend- 
ants. Benton. 1906. 92 pages. 
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Brooks. The Brooks family of Woburn, 
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20 pages. $1.00 

Cotton. The Cotton family of Ports- 
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pages. $1.25 

Curtis. The family of Henry Curtis of 
Sudbury, Mass. Woods. 1907. 
10 pages. $0 . 50 

Cushman. Genealogy of the descendants 
of Robert Cushman, the Puritan. 
Cushman. 1855. 665 pages. Half 
mor. $10.00 

Cutter. Supplement to the history of the 
Cutter family of New England. Cutter. 
1875. 67 pages. $1.50 



Dam. Some descendants of Deacon John 
Dam of Dover, N. H., 1633. Scales. 
1911. 14 pages. $0.75 

Davis. Dolor Davis. A sketch of his 
life with a record of his earlier de- 
scendants. With supplement. Davis. 
1881. 46 pages. $3.00 

De Blois. De Blois family of Boston. 
Eaton. 1913. 15 pages. $0.75 

Dewing. Descendants of Andrew Dewing 
of Dedham, Mass. Dewing. 1904. 
165 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Dows (Dowse). The Dows or Dowse 
family in America. Dows. 1890. 
348 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Eames. Robert Eames of Woburn, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Loring. 
1908. 17 pages. $0.75 

Eastman. History and genealogy of 
Deacon Joseph Eastman of Hadley, 
Mass. Eastman. 1908. 262 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Felton. A genealogical history of the 
Felton family; descendants of Lieut. 
Nathaniel Felton of Salem. Felton. 
1886. 260 pages. _ $3.00 

Finney. The Finney family of Bristol, 
R.I. Clark. 1906. 13 pages. $0.75 

Floyd. The Flovd family of Rumney 
Marsh, Mass. Floyd. 1909. 15 
pages. $0.75 

Gage. Some descendants of John Gage 
of Ipswich, Mass. Gage. 1908. 
12 pages. $0.75 

Gerrish. The Gerri^ family of Boston 
(Family of Capt. John Gerrish). 
Eaton. 1913. 11 pages. $0.75 

Getchell. The family of Samuel Gctcheli 
of Salisbury, Mass. Getchell. 1909. 
10 pages. $0 . 50 

Gillson or Jillson. Genealogy of the 
Gillson and Jillson family. Jillson. 
1876. 266 pages. Cloth. $2.50 

Hale. The Hale family of Connecticut. 
Morris. 1907. 13 pages. $0.75 

Harris. Robert Harris and his descend- 
ants, with notices of the Morey and 
Mctcalf families. Harris. 1861. 56 
pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Haynes and Noyes. Descendants of 
Walter Haynes and Peter Noyes 
of Sudbury, Mass. Newell. 1893. 
5 pages. $0.50 

Hill. John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
lett. 1904. 22 pages. $1.00 

Holmes. The descendants of George 
Holmes of Roxbury, Mass., and John 
Holmes of Woodstock, Conn. Gray. 
432 pages. Cloth. $5.00 



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Huntoon. Philip Hunton and his de- 
scendants. Huntoon. 1881. 113 
pages. $1.00 

Jones. Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bai*t- 
lett. 1908. 33 pages. $1.50 

Lakin. The Lakin family of Groton, 
Mass. Manning. 1909. 11 pages. 

$0.75 

Lay. The descendants of Robert Lay of 
Saybrook, Conn. HiU. 1908. 13 
pages. $0.75 

Levet. Thomas Levet of Exeter and 
Hampton, N. H., with notes on the 
English and American famihes of 
Levett and Leavitt. Sanborn. 1913. 
21 pages. $1.00 

Lillibridge. Thomas LiUibridge of New- 
port, R. I., and his descendants. 
Eno. 1909. 11 pages. $0.75 

Livermore. The Livermore family of 
America. Thwing. 1902. 479 pages. 
Cloth. $5.00 

Luddington. WiUiam Luddington of Mai- 
den, Mass., and East Haven, Conn., 
and his descendants. Shepard. 1904. 
13 pages. $0.75 

Manning and Whitfield. Notes on the 
Manning family of co. Kent, Eng., with 
additional notes on the Waters, Proc- 
tor, and Whitfield families. Waters. 
1897. 35 pages. $1.00 

Moore. Some descendants of John Moore 
of Sudbury. Bolton. 1904. 22 
pages. ; $1.00 

Page. Table showing ancestors and de- 
scendants of Nathaniel Page (1742- 
1819) of Bedford, Mass. Chart. 
1899. $1.00 

Parish. John Parish of Groton, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Parish. 
1909. 12 pages. $0.75 

Partridge. William Partridge of Med- 
field, Mass., and his descendants. 
Partridge. 1909. 8 pages. $0.50 

Pomeroy. Eltweed Pomeroy of Dor- 
chester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., 
and four generations of his descend- 
ants. Rodman. 1903. 16 pages. 

$0.75 

Remington. Thomas Remington of Suf- 
field. Conn., and some of his descend- 
ants. Dewey. 1909. 9 pages. 

$0.50 

Rising. James Rising of Suffield, Conn., 
and some of his descendants. Dewey. 
1909. 11 pages. $0.75 

Russell. The descendants of John Rus- 
sell of Dartmouth, Maes. RusseU. 
1904. 20 pages. $1.00 



Sargent. Some descendants of Digory 
Sargent of Massachusetts and Ver- 
mont. Woods. 1904. 12 pages. 

$0.75 

Sherburne. Some descendants of Henry 
and John Sherburne of Portsmouth, 
N. H. Sherburne. 1904. 22 pages. 

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Sprague. The brothers Ralph and Wil- 
ham Sprague and some of their de- 
scendants. Sprague. 1909. 14 pages. 

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Stanwood. A history of the Stanwood 
family in America. Bolton. 1899. 
317 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Stebbins. A genealogy of the Stebbins 
family (Reprint of Edition of 1771). 
Watson. 31 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Sumner. Record of the descendants 
of William Sumner of Dorchester, 
Mass., 1636. (With supplement.) 
Appleton. 1879, 207 pages. Cloth. 

$5.00 

Tarbell. Thomas Tarbell of Watertown, 
Mass., and some of his descendants. 
Wight. 1907. 18 pages. $0.75 

Thwing. Thwing: A genealogical bio- 
graphical and historical account of 
the family. Thwing. 1883. 210 
pages. Cloth. $10.00 

Travers (Travis). Descendants of Henry 
Travers of London, Eng., and New- 
bury, Mass. Daniels. 1903. 147 
pages. Cloth. $3 . 50 

Treadwell. Thomas Treadwell of Ips- 
wich, Mass., and some of his de- 
scendants. Robbins. 1906. 26 pages, 

$1.25 

Trowbridge. The Trowbridge genealogy. 
History of the Trowbridge family in 
America. Trowbridge. 1908. 848 
pages. Cloth. $15.00 

Tucker. The Tucker genealogy. A rec- 
ord of Gilbert Ruggles and Evelina 
Christina (Snyder) Tucker, their 
ancestors and descendants. Morris. 
1901. 305 pages. HaK mor. $6.00 

Vinton. The Vinton Memorial. Genoa- 
logy of the descendants of John Vin- 
ton of Lynn, and allied families of 
Alden, Adams, Allen, Boylston, Faxon, 
French, Hayden, Holbrook, Mills, 
Niles, Penniman, Thayer, White, 
Richardson, Baldwin, Carpenter, Saf- 
ford, Putnam, and Green. Vinton. 
1858. 534 pages. Cloth. $7.50 

Walker. Samuel Walker of Woburn, 
Mass., and some of his descendants. 
Loring and Cutter. 1903. 9 pages. 

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5Vare. Ware genealogy: Robert Ware 
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his lineal descendants. Ware. 1901. 
335 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

vVest. Francis West of Duxbury, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Corn- 
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WTiittier and Rolfe. Notes on the Eng- 
lish ancestry of the Whittier and 
Rolfe families of N. E. 1912. 14 
pages. SO. 75 

Williams. The family of John WiUiams 
of Newbury and HaverhiU, Mass. 
Wilhams. 1908. 10 pages. $0.50 

Wilmot. The Wilmot family of New 
Haven, Conn. Jacobus. 1904. 9 
pages. $0 . 50 

Wilson. Ancestry and descendants of 
Rev. John Wilson of Boston, Mass. 
Bartlett. 1907. 16 pages. $0.75 

Woodman. The Woodmans of Buxton, 
Me. Woodman. 1874. 125 pages. 
Cloth. $5.00 

Woods. The Woods family of Groton, 
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Woods. 1910. 39 pages. $1.00 

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Braintree, Mass. Braintree, Mass., Rec- 
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940 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

C^oncord, Mass. Concord, Mass., Births, 
Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850. 
496 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

jExeter, N. H. The Lincolnshire origin 
of some Exeter settlers, and the 
daughters of Balthazar Willix. San- 
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jHampstead, N. H. Memorial History of 
Hampstead, N. H. Noyes. 1899. 
^ 2 vols. Cloth. $10.00 

iMarlborough, Mass. Colonial Records 
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I 1909. 47 pages. $1.50 

'Massachusetts. The Pioneers of Massa- 
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Pope. An alphabetical compilation of 
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and private records and other sources, 
both in England and New England, re- 
lating to the first settlers and founders 
of what is now the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, between the years 
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New England. Bibliography of Lists of 
New England Soldiers. Baker. 1911. 
56 pages. $2.00 

Ohio. First Ownership of Ohio Lands. 
Dyer. 1911. 85 pages. $2.50 

Watertown, Mass. Genealogies of the 
Families and Descendants of the Early 
Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, 
including Waltham and Weston: to 
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the town, with illustrations, maps, 
and notes, by Henry Bond, M.D. 
Second Edition. With a memoir of 
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A.M. One of the most important of 
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one. 1094 pages. $10.00 

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Appleton. Family letters from the Bod- 
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1902. 68 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Genealogies in Preparation. 1906. 27 
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Navy. Origin of the American Navy. 
Waite. 1890. 34 pages. $1.00 

Senate. Senate of the United States. 
Appleton. 1895. Chart. $0.50 

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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JULY, 1914 



DON GLEASON HILL, M.A., LL.B. 

By Julius Herbert Tuttle, Esq., of Dedham, Mass. 

Don Gleason Hill, the second son of George and Sylvia (Grout) 
Hill, was born at West Medway, Mass., 12 July 1847, and died at 
Dedham, Mass., 20 February 1914. He traced his ancestry to 
Samuel Hill of colonial times; to Matthew Gushing of Hingham, 
1638; to Thomas Angell, one of the earliest settlers of Providence, 
with Roger Williams; to Thomas Olney of Salem, 1635, who also 
joined Williams in the purchase of lands at Providence and in founding 
there a Baptist church; to John Grout, '^chirurgion," of Water- 
town, 1641; to Edward Dix of Watertown, 1630, and to John Bar- 
nard of the same plantation; to John Boyn ton of Rowley; to Richard 
Swan, who joined the Boston church in 1639; to Joseph Jewett of 
Dorchester, 1639; to John Putnam of Salem, 1640; to Edward 
Elmer of Cambridge, 1632; to Hugh Caulkins of Gloucester, 1640; 
and to James Hamblen of Barnstable. 

Mr. HilFs early education was obtained in the common schools 
of his native town, Medway. His strong desire to make the most of 
his future opportunities came while he was a faithful assistant to his 
father in the carpenter's trade; and by dint of hard work he earned 
enough to continue his education in higher institutions. His early 
training was in a home whose religious atmosphere helped to shape 
his career. He fitted for college at Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, 
Mass., and in 1865 entered Amherst College, in the class which 
numbers among its distinguished men Hon. Charles Herbert Allen, 
member of Congress from his district in the Forty-Ninth and Fiftieth 
Congresses, the late Rev. Dr. Elijah Winchester Donald, Rector of 
Trinity Church, Boston; Rev. Joseph Bartlett Seabury, late his 
minister, of Dedham, and Rev. Dr. Henry Preserved Smith, Biblical 
scholar. At the end of his second year in college he secured a school 
at Barre, Vt., where he taught for a year. He then entered the Law 
School of the University of Albany, N. Y., where he was graduated 
in May 1870 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. In 1894 Amherst 
College conferred on him the honorary degree of Master of Arts. 

Soon after his admission to the bar of the State of New York in 
1870, he returned to Medway and became a student in the office of 
Charles H. Deans. Following Mr. Deans's advice, he came to Ded- 

VOL. LXVIII. 14 



214 Don Gleason Hill [July 

to build a substantial and beautiful stone building. Mr. Hill was 
chosen a trustee in March 1887, and held the position until March 
1906, serving as clerk during a part of this time. 

Mr. Hill's time and thought were largely given to matters of local 
interest, and this fact, combined with a natural shrinking from 
publicity, prevented him from giving to many of the societies outside 
which sought his membership the benefit of his legal and historical 
knowledge. But he took, however, an active part as a member of 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, to which he was 
admitted in 1881; he was a member of its Council from 1 June 1892 
to 1896, of its Committee on Memorials for the years 1900-1902, and 
of its Committee on Publications for the years 1900-1910; and he 
was deeply interested in its objects and welfare. He was also a 
member of the American Historical Association, the American 
Antiquarian Society, and the Massachusetts Historical Society, and 
highly prized his membership in each of these societies. 

The pressure of his busy professional life also prevented him from 
devoting much time to finished literary v/ork. Besides his occasional 
addresses to the Dedham Historical Society he gave the address on 
17 June 1898, at the unveiling of the bronze tablet, placed on a 
boulder erected on the Church Green by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, to commemorate the establishment by the inhabi- 
tants of Dedham in town meeting assembled, on 1 January 1644/5, 
of a free public school to be maintained by general taxation. He 
also prepared for The National Magazine of June 1892 a valuable 
illustrated article on ''The Record of a New England Totsti from 
the Passage of the Stamp Act to the Declaration of Independence, 
1766-1776." 

Mr. Hill's recreation from the stress of his active life was his great 
interest in books, both as a reader and as a collector. His library of 
several thousand volumes comprised works relating to the Bible and 
religion, the drama, American History, travel, and art, and was rich 
in books for children's reading, in poetry — especially of the earlier 
English poets, and in books of reference. Saturdays found him in 
the bookshops of Boston on his interesting search for books, and the 
fascination of the quest w^as all-absorbing to him. During his last 
protracted illness, when he was incapacitated from doing any physical 
labor, he busied himself, quietly and with the assistance of members 
of his family, in making an illustrated catalogue of his library, in four 
Tolum.es; and this work was his chief pleasure. 

His life in Dedham was inseparably connected with the Ortho- 
dox Congregational Church, of which he was long a member, and a 
deacon from 1898 to 1912. He was closely connected with its inter- 
ests and devoted to its welfare, giving much of his valuable time in 
its service. 

Mr. Hill married, 26 December 1876, Carrie Louisa Luce, daughter 
of David Wing and Caroline Elizabeth Luce of Dedham. He is sur- 
vived by his widow and six children, Carrie Frances, Helen FlorencCj 
Don Gleason, Jr., Maria Louisa, AUce Laura, and George. Mr. 
Hill's brother, William Francis, and his son, Don Gleason, Jr., occupy 
his office and continue his practice. 



1914] Dorchester First Church Baptisms 215 



BAPTISMS IN THE FIRST CHURCH 
AT DORCHESTER, MASS., 1748-1792 

Communicated by Edgab Yates, A.B., of Boston, Mass. 

The church records of baptisms of the First Church at Dorchester, 
Mass., from 1730 to 1814 have long been missing. This period in- 
cludes the pastorates of Rev. Jonathan Bowman (1729-1773) and 
Rev. Moses Everett (1774-1793) and the first half of the pastorate 
of Rev. Thaddeus Mason Harris (1793-1836). When Mr. Bowman's 
pastorate came to an end, he retained the church records which were 
in his possession, although the Church demanded them of him. The 
book containing the record of deaths during his ministry was recov- 
ered, but the other records were never given back to the Church — 
''a serious loss to the town," says the History of Dorchester (p. 330). 
The book containing the record of baptisms from 1774 to 1814 was 
mislaid by Dr. Harris in later years, according to parish tradition. 

In the old Ebenezer Clapp house in Dorchester, recently, Mr. 
Edward Albert Huebener, an enthusiastic local antiquary, discovered 
under the attic eaves, behind a plastered wall, a small wooden trunk. 
In this little trunk were manuscript books and papers of evident age. 
One of them was a home-made book, 6 by 73^ inches, with these 
words written on the cover: '^ Record of Baptizms / from / 1748 to 
1792." 

This book of 110 pages appears to be a private record of Dorches- 
ter First Church baptisms, begun by Samuel'* Withington^ Jr. (S am- 
uel,^ John,'^ Richard^), and kept by him or some member of his family. 
The penmanship is so excellent as to leave no question as to the 
spelling of each name. The pages used are ruled vertically into four 
columns. The pages are not numbered, but in the printed copy the 
pages of the original are indicated by numerals enclosed in brackets. 
The book apparently had at one time a wall-paper cover, but only 
the right-hand half of this now remains, and a dark brown paper cover 
has been added. 

The period covered by this private record is, in years, more than 
half of that for which the church records are missing. 

[Baptisms, 1748-1792] 

[1] 
Dorchester April y^ 10*^ I Samuel Withington Jun^ was born / In the Year 1720, 
Jane Kilton was bom April the 2^ 1728 / And in the Year 1746 We was Married 
March the 19*^ / And in February y® 8*^ Our first son Samuel Was born 1748 / 
He Receiv'd Baptism February y^ 14^^^ 1748, After* the Number / Of those that 
Received Baptism After February the 14^^ in y^ Year 1748 

Parents Names Childrens Names 

February 21 Alexander Glovers Daft,r Hannah Glover 

John Blakman Jun^ Son John Blakman 

March 6 Henery Lcdcbeter Daf^ Susanah Ledebeter 

* This word has been crossed out. 



^ 



216 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 







Elijah Tolmans 


Son 


Ichabod Tolman 






Joseph Whiston 


Son 


Obadiah Whiston 


April 


3 


Abraham Smith 


Daf 


Hannah Smith 




17 


Remember Preston Junr DaF 


Abigal Preston 


May 


8 


John Braclly Jun^ 


Dafr 


Rebekah Bradly 




29 


Edward White 


Son 


Thomas White 


June 


19 


Josiah Capans 


Son 


Josiah Capeus 




19 


Marah Evans 


Son 


Ehjah Davis 


Juley 


10 


John Maxfield 


Daf 


Lydia Maxfield 




17 


James How 

• 


Dafr 

rr»i 


Elizabeth How 


Sept 


4 


Samuel Pierce 


[21 
Dafr 


Sarah Pierce 




4 


John Humphry 


Son 


John Humphry 


October 


2 


Samuel Hows 


DaF 


Hannah How 




2 


Jerathmeel Wheeler 


Son 


Silas Wheeler 




9 


Joseph Bass 


DaF 


Sarah Bass 






Jerijah Wales 


Daff 


Sarah Whales 




23 


Isaiah Leeds 


DaF 


Prissillah Leeds 




30 


James Crossmans 


DaF 


Sarah Crossman 


Novemb' 


•21 


Thomas Kiltons 


DaF 


Mary Kilton 




28 


John Wiswell 


Son 


Israel Wiswell 


Decemb^ 


7 


Isaac Humphrey 


Son 


Isaac Humphrey 




18 


Preserved Baker 


DaF 


Juddeth Baker 


1749 










January 


15 


John Robinson 


Son 


Stephen Robinson 




15 


John Champney 


Dafr 


Mary Champney 




15 


Lemuel Blake 


Son 


Jonathan Blake 




15 


Timothy Foster 


DaF 


Jemimah Foster 




15 


Min dwell Clap 


Son 


Wilham Andrew 


Febuary 


5 


Richard Hall 


Son 


Richard Hall 


* 


5 


John White's 


DaF 

[3] 

Son 


thankful White 


Febuary 


5 


Benjamin Tilston 


Benjamin Tilston 




5 


George Baker 


Son 


George Baker 




19 


Jonathan Bradly 


DaF 


Ruth Bradly 


March 


5 


Consider Leeds 


Daf^ 


Susannah Leeds 




5 


John Pierce 


Son 


Jonathan Pierce 




5 


Timothy Foster 


DaF 


Elizabeth Foster 




19 


Aquilah Tolman 


Son 


Desire Tohnan 


May 


7 


Joseph Bird 


Son 


George Bird 




14 


Samuel Bradlys 


DaF 


Margret Bradly 




14 


Joseph Claps 


Dafr 


Hannah Clap 




28 


Ebenezer Bird 


DaF 


Mariam Bird 




28 


Ebnezer Jones 


Son 


Ehjah Jones 


June 


4 


WiUiam Robinson 


DaF 


Zebiah Robinson 




4 


William Severs 


Dafr 


Rebekah Severs 




11 


Jonathan Clap 


Dafr 


Sarah Clap 




25 


Edward White 


DaF 

[41 
Son 


Ehzabeth White 


July 


2 


Thomas Clap 


Charls Clap 




16 


John Blakman 


Dau"- 


Susannah Blackman 


August 


6 


Henery Ledebeter 


Son 


Obedeiah Swift Ledebeter 




6 


Ehsha Devemport 


Dau"" 


Esther Devemport 




20 


Ehjah Pope 


Dau"- 


Hannah Pope 



19M] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



217 





20 


John Tolman 


Dau' 


Susannah Tohnan 




20 


Caleb Bradley's 


Son 


John Bradley 


Septemb 


r 3 


Henery Bird 


Son 


Samuel Bird 




17 


William Merriam 


Son 


Nathaniel Merriam 




24 


Joshua WilUams 


Son 


Joshua WilUams 


October 


15 


John Spurr 


Son 


John Spurr 




15 


Benjamin Ward 


Dau' 


Mary Ward 




22 


Increase Ledebeter 


Son 


Increase Ledebeter 




29 


Samuel Jones 


Dau' 


Abigal Jones 


Novem^ 


26 


Josiah Leeds 


Dau' 

[51 
Son 


Moley Leeds 


Decern' 


3 


John Homans 


John Homans 




24 


Samuel Leeds 


Dau' 


Susannah Leeds 




31 


Abraham Smith 


Son 


Eiisha Smith 




31 


Moses Gouch 


Dau' 


Jane Gouch 


1750 










Janu^ 


21 


James Humphry 


Dau' 


Sarah Humphry 


Febuary 


4 


Wilham King's Son & Dau' 


William & Jane King 




25 


Zebediah Williams 


Dau 


Ehzabeth Williams 




25 


Josiah Bradley 


Son 


Daniel Bradley 


March 


11 


James Baker 


Dau' 


Maryann Baker 




11 


Remember Preston 


Dau' 


Saray Preston 




11 


Jeremiah Parker 


Son 


David Parker of Roxbury 


April 


1 


Samuel Withington 


Dau' 


Mary Withington 




1 


Solomon Kilton 


Son 


Samuel Kilton 




22 


Edward Preston 


Dau' 


Mary Preston 




29 


Ralph Morgan 


Dau' 


Ann Morgan 


May 


6 


John Gibens 


Son 


John Gibens 




20 


Ebenezer Pope 


Dau' 

[6] 
Son 


Abigal Pope 


May 


27 


Ebenezer Tolmans 


Daniel Tolman 


June 


10 


Edward Capens 


Dau' 


Mary Capen 




24 


David Avory's 


Dau' 


Lydia Avory 




24 


Joseph Bird's 


Son 


Joseph Bird 




24 


James How's 


Dau' 


Abigal Howe 


July 


22 


Joseph Bass's 


Son 


Alden Bass 




29 


Joh Braley 


Dau' 


Prissillah Brdley 


August 


5 


Sary Downs 


Son 


John Wales 


Sepf 


2 


EHjah Popes 


Dau' 


Mary Pope 




2 


Joseph Whistons Son & Dau' 


James & Sary Whiston 




23 


David Bradley 


Dau' 


Ruth Bradley 


Oct' 


28 


Humphry Atherton 


Dau' 


Jemimah Atherton 




28 


Alexader Glovers 


Dau' 


Abigal Glover 




28 


Samuel Hows 


Dau' 


Mary Howe 




28 


. Joseph Wales 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Wales 


Novem'^ 


18 


Samuel Pierce 


Dau' 


Ann Pierce 




25 


John Champney 


Dau' 


Ann Champney 




25 


John Robinson,s Jun' 


Son 

[71 
Dau' 


Ebenezer Robinson 


Decern' 


9 


John Pierce 


Sarah Pierce 




16 


Samuel Blakes 


Son 


James Blake 






33 hath Received Baptism 


this Year 1750 


1751 








• 


January 


6 


Isaiah Leeds 


Dau' 


Rebekah Leeds 




27 


Josiah Munrow 


Son 


Lemuel Munrow 



218 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 





27 


Caleb Bradley 


Son 


Stephen Bradley 


Febry 


10 


Nathaniel Clap 


Dau'^ 


Submit Clap 




10 


Joseph Withington 


Dau'' 


Ann Withington 




10 


Samuel Cox 


Son 


Wilham Cox 




24 


Jerijah Wales 


Dau^^ 


Ruth Wales 




24 


Isaac Humphry 


Son 


Elijah Humphry 


Marh 


17 


Samuel Severs 


Son 


Joseph Severs 


April 


14 


Samuel Bradleys 


Dau'- 


Miletiah Bradley 




28 


Joshua Williams 


Daur 


Ann Williams 


May 


5 


Edward Whites 


Son 


Ebenezer White 




19 


Ebenezer Jonenes 


Dau^ 


Elizabeth Jones 




19 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


Josiah Devemport 




26 


Jerathmeel Wheeler 


Son 


Solomon Wheeler 


June 


30 


John Blakman 


Dau'' 


Mary Blakman 


Juley 


7 


Isaac Devemport 


Dau'* 


Hannah Devemport 




28 


Benjamin Tilston 


Dau^ 


Silench Tilston 


August 


4 


John Homans 


Dau^ 


Hannah Homans 




4 


Aquilah Tolman 


Dau^ 

[8] 
Dau*- 


Increace Tolman 


August 


18 


John Holbruk 


Sarah Holbruk 




18 


Prissillah Simmons Amolatah* 




Septr 


15 


Preserved Baker 


Son 


Joseph Baker 




15 


Edward Preston 


Son 


Samuel Preston 




15 


WilUam Mariam 


Dau' 


EHzabeth Mariam 




29 


Henery Bird 


Dau^ 


Ruth Bird 


Novem'' 


3 


Joseph Clap 


Son 


Joseph Clap 




17 


Joseph Bass Junior 


Dau'^ 


Sarah Bass 


Decem^^ 


1 


Samuel Withingtons 


Dau^ 


Mary Withington 




15 


Jonas Humphry 


Son 


David Humphry 






30 Hath Receved Baptsn: 


I this Year 1751 


1752 










January 


12 


John Wiswell Jun' 


Dau^^ 


Ann Wiswell 




19 


WilUam Holden 


Daur 


Mary Holden 




19 


WiUiam King 


Dau^ 


Mary King 


March 


22 


Timothy Foster 


Son 


Edward Foster 




22 


Samuel Jones 


Son 


Stephen Jones 




22 


Jonathan Brdley 


Dau^ 


Susannah Brdley 




22 


Josiah Bradley 


Dau^ 


Ann Bradley 




29 


Zebediah Williams 


Dau^- 


Ruth WiUiams 




29 


Joseph Bird 


Dau'- 


EHzabeth Bird 


April 


5 


Thomas Clap 


Dau"^ 

[91 
Son 


Mary Clap 


April 


12 


Humphry Atherton 


John Atherton 




12 


John Robinson Jun' 


Son 


John Robinson 




26 


Sollomon Kilton 


Dau^ 


EHzabeth Kilton 


May 


16 


Timothy Wales 


Son 


Ebenezer Wales 




24 


Nathaniel Baker 


Son 


George Maxfield 




24 


Joshua Severs 


Dau*- 


EHzabeth Severs 




24 


John Champney 


Dau^ 


Esther Champney 




24 


WiUiam Severs 


Dau'- 


Ruth Severs 


June 


14 


Remember Preston Jun 


r Son 


Daniel Preston 




21 


Ehsha Devemport 


Son 


George Devemport 




21 


John Kneeland 


Son 


Richard Kneeland 


Juley 


19 


Benjamin Dolbier 


Son 


John Dolbier of Boston 


• A mulatto 


• 







1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



219 



August 


16 


James Devemport 


Son 


John Devemport Boston 




16 


John Bradley Jun' 


son 


Nathan Bradley 




16 


Joseph Withington 


Son 


Joseph Withington 


October 


16 


John White two 


Dau" 


EHzabeth & Ann White 




16 


Samuel Blake 


Son 


Thomas Blake 




28 


Ebenezer Blake 


Son 


Seth Blake 




28 


Samuel Cox 


Dau' 


Sarah Cox 




28 


John Evans 


Son 


Jolm Evans 


Novem' 


12 


Mary Diers 


Son 
[10] 


Cornelus numan dier 


Decern^ 


17 


Caleb Bradley 


Dau' 


Avis Bradley 




31 


Barnerd Capen 


Son 


John Capen 






there has 34 Received Baptism. this Year 1752 


1753 










January 


7 


David Avery 


Dau' 


Hannah Avery 




14 


Samuel Severs 


Dau' 


Hannah Severs 




14 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


Joseph Devemport 


March 


4 


Joseph Whiston 


Dau^ 


Silence Whiston 




18 


Elisha Tilston 


Dau' 


EUzabeth Tilston 




18 


Isaiah Leeds 


Son 


Nathan Leeds 




25 


Dorkis Devemport 


Dau' 


Mary Bird 




25 


Roger Clap 


Son 


Stephen Clap 


April 


1 


John Pierce 


Son 


Daniel Pierce 




1 


Samuel Baker 


Son 


Samuel Baker 




1 


Samuel Baker 


Son 


David Baker 




15 


John Homas 


Son 


John Homans 


May 


6 


Isaac Humphry 


Dau' 


Ann Humphry 




20 


Rebekah Leeds 


Dau^ 


bettee Kilton 


June 


10 


Joseph Bass 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Bass 




17 


Jonathan Pason 


Dau' 


EUzabeth Pason 




17 


Jerathmeel Wheelr 


Dau' 


Mary Wheeler 


Juley 


1 


Alexander Glovers 


Dau' 
[11] 


Mary Glover 


July 


1 


Jacob Bird 


Dau' 


EHzabeth Bird 




15 


John Wales 


Son 


Nathaniel Wales 




15 


Benjamin Dupee 


Dau'^ 


Esther Dupee 




29 


Preserved Baker 


Dau' 


Sarah Baker 




29 


Edward Preston 


Dau^ 


Mary Preston 


August 


19 


Samuel How 


Daur 


Sarah How 




26 


Samuel Leeds 


Dau^ 


Patience Leeds 


Sept' 


23 


Samuel Withington 


Son 


Ebenezer Withington 




30 


Joseph Withington 


Son 


Benjamin Withington 


October 


21 


John Brdley Jun' 


Son 


Nathan Bradley 


Novem' 


4 


WiiUam Meriom 


Dau' 


ThankfuU Meriom 




4 


William King 


Son 


Charles King 




25 


Zebidiah Williams 


Son 


John WiUiams 


Decern' 


2 


WiUiam Robinson 


Son 


Joseph Robinson 




23 


Josiah Munrow 


Dau' 


Thankful Munrow 




23 


William Severs 


Son 


Jonathan Severs 




23 


Josiah Leeds 


Dau' 


Esther Leeds 




23 


John Minotts 


Dau' 


EUzabeth Minotts 




30 


John Chami)ney 


Son 


Joseph Champney 






in 1753 there has 39 Reciv'd Baptism 


1754 
Janu'T^ 


13 


John Blakman Jun' 


Son 


Moses Blakman 




13 


Jacob Bird 


Son 


Jacob Bird 






220 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 









[12] 




Febu' 


10 


WiUiam Vose 


Son 


George Vose 




24 


George Baker 


Dau' 


Mary Baker 




24 


Daniel Wisweel 


Son 


Daniel Wisweel 


March 


3 


Timothy Foster 


Dau' 


Sarah Foster 




3 


Jonas Humphry Jun' 


Dau' 


Lucy Humphry 




17 


Barnard Capen's 


Son 


Ebenezer Capen 




24 


Joseph Spurr's 


Dau' 


Mary Spurr 




31 


John Robinson Jun' 


Dau' 


Susannah Robinson 


April 


14 


John Evans 


Dau' 


Silence Evans 




14 


John Redes 


Dau' 


Hannah Redes 


May 


12 


Caled Bradleys 


Dau' 


Luce Bradleys 




12 


Thomas Moseley 


Son 


Ebenezer Moseley 




26 


Henery Bird Jun' 


Dau' 


Sarah Bird 


Juley 


28 


Timothy Wales 


Dau' 


Hannah Wales 


Agust 


18 


Thomas Clap 


Dau' 


Sarah Clap 




25 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


Isaac How Devemport 


Septr 


15 


Thomas Bird Jnn' 


Son 


Thomas Bird 




22 


Elijah Pope 


Dau' 


Rachel Pope 




22 


Samuel Blake decs^ 










Widow 


Dau^s 


Mary & Sarah Blake 




29 


Joseph Wales 


Son 


Samuel Wales 


Oct' 


13 


Thomas Foster 


Dau' 
[131 


Lucy Foster 


Oct' 


13 


John Wales 


Dau' 


Ruth Wales 




20 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son 


Benjamin Lyon 




27 


Henery Onel 


Daur 


Sai'ah Oneal 


Novem' 


10 


Edward White 


Son 


Ehjah White 




10 


Joseph Bird 


Son 


Joseph Bird 




10 


Edward Kilton 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Kilton 




10 


Samuel Cox 


Dau' 


Sarah Cox 




17 


Remember Preston Jun' Dau' 


Bebe Preston 




17 


Abigal Taylor own the covenant & was Baptized Abigal Taylor 




24 


Ezekiel Tilson 


Son 


Ezekiel Tilston 


Dec' 


1 


John Davis 


Son 


Moses Davis 




1 


Ehsha Tilston 


Dau' 


Mary Tilston 




29 


John Pierce 


Son 


James Pierce 


There hath 36 Reciv^^ Baptizm this Year 1754 


1755 










January 


19 


Joseph Whiston 


Dau' 


Abigal WTiiston 




26 


Samuel Blackman 


Dau^" 


Sarah Blackman 


Febuary 


2 


Ebenezer Pope 


Son 


John Pope 




23 


Jonathan Taylor Jun' 


Dau' 


Ann Payson 


March 


2^ Ebenezer Jones 


2 Sons 


Henery & Thomas Jones 




16 


Isaiah Leeds 


Dau' 


Prissillah Leeds 




30 


John Homans 


Son 


Thomas Homans 




30 


James Foster Jun' 


Dau' 


EUzabeth Foster 


April 


28 


WiUiam King 


Dau' 
[141 


Thankful King 


April 


30 


Grace Viles 


Dau' 


Mary Viles 


May 


18 


Ebenezer Blake 


Son 


James Blake 




18 


James Withington 


Dau^ 


Mary Withington 




25 


Samuel Withington 


Son 


Edward Withington 




25 


David Clap 


Dau' 


Hannah Clap 


June 


1 


Jonathan Niles 


Dau' 


Sussannah Niles 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



221 





1 


Joseph Spurr 


Son 


Robert Spur 




22 


Samuel Mellish 


Son 


Samuel MelUsh 




29 


Samuel How 


Son 


Isaac How 


Juley 


27 


Joshua WilUams 


Son 


OHver Williams 


August 


3 


Henery Humphry 


Dau' 


Abigal Humphry 


Sepf 


28 


Isaac Humphry 


Son 


Ebenezer Humphry 


Oct' 


5 


Samuel TopUff 


Dau' 


Hannah Topliff 




26 


Daniel Wiswell 


Dau' 


Sarah Wiswell 


Novem' 


9 


John Robinson Jun"^ 


Son 


Stephen Robinson 




16 


Timothy Foster 


Son 


Timothy Foster 




30 


John Champney 


Son 


Samuel Champney 


Dece' 


14 


Benajah Devemport 


Dau' 


Ruth Devemport 




14 


John Minott 


Son 


George Minott 




21 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son 


Bfenjamin Lyon 




28 


James Humphry 


Son 


John Humphry 




28 


John Blackman Jun^ 


Son 


Lemuel Blackman 




28 


Henery Oneel 


Dau' 


Ann Oneel 


there hath 38 Received Baptism this Year 1755 








[15] 




1756 










January 


4 


Nathaniel Glover 


Son 


Nathaniel Glover 




11 


Josiah Munrow 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Munrow 




11 


Zebediah Williams 


Son 


Thomas WilHams 




18 


Josiah Leeds 


m' 


Frances Leeds 




18 


Marthew Birds 


Son 


Marthew Bird 


Febuary 


1 


Edward Preston 


Son 


Daniel Preston 




8 


James Withington 


Son 


Robert Withington 




22 


Samuel Blackman 


Dau' 


Ann Blackman 


March 


7 


John Langley 


Son 


John Langley 




14 


Roger Clap 


Son 


Ezekiel Clap 




14 


Edward Kilton 


Dau' 


Mary Kilton 




14 


Jacob Bird 


Dau' 


Jerusha Bird 




14 


Barnard Capen 


Son 


Barnard Capen 




21 


Philip Withington 


Son 


Phihp Withington 




21 


WilHam Vose 


Dau' 


Hannah Vose 


April 


11 


Caleb Bradley 


Dau' 


Abigal Bradley 




11 


William Severs 


Dau^ 


Ehzabeth Severs 




25 


Thomas Mosleys 


Dau' 


Ehzabeth Moseley 




25 


Aron Bird 


Son 


Aron Bird 


May 


2 


Jonas Humphry Jun' 


Son 


Jonas Humphry 




9 


George Baker 


Dau' 


Ehzabeth Baker 




30 


Isaac Devemport 


Dau' 


Lydia Devemport 


June 


13 


Joseph Langley 


Dau' 


Lydia Langley 




27 


Samuel Severs 


Dau' 
[16] 


Hannah Severs 


Juley 


18 


Joseph Langley 


Dau' 


Sarah Langley 




25 


James Robinson 


Son 


James Robinson 


August 


8 


Timothy TiLston 


Dau' 


Hannah Tilston 




15 


John Foster 


Son 


John Foster 




22 


Elihu Kilton 


Son 


Edward Kilton 


Sept' 


5 


Joseph Bird 


Dau' 


Prudence Bird 




5 


John Spurr 


Dau' 


Ann Spun- 




12 


Ehsha Tileston 


Dau' 


Mary Tileston 




12 


Ezckiel Tilaton 


Dau' 


Sarah Tilston 




26 


Thomas Foster 


Son 


Ehsha Foster 




26 


Nathaniel TilestoQ 


Dau' 


lihzabeth Tilston 



222 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 



Novem' 7 

7 

28 

Decern^ 5 



Timothy Wales 
Daniel Nash 
Remember Preston 
EUjah Davis 



Dau^ 
Son 
Son 
Dau^ 



Esther Wales 
James Nash 
Remember Preston 
Jane Davis 



There hath 39 Received Baptism this Year 1756 



1757 
January 



9 
16 
23 
30 
30 
30 



January 30 
Febyary 6 
13 
20 
20 
27 
27 
13 
20 
27 
17 
17 
17 
17 
24 
15 
22 
5 
5 
19 
10 
7 



March 



April 



May 
June 

Juley 
August 

August 
Sept' 



Oct» 



Novem' 
Decem' 



7 

fr 

21 
4 
18 
18 
25 
25 
30 
30 
30 
30 
30 
18 
27 
4 
11 
25 
25 



John McDaniels 
James Foster 
Wilham King 
John Pierce 
Ebenezer Pope 
Jonathan Niles 



Benjamin Weeld,3 
Thomas Pierce 
Joseph Spur,8 
Edward Preston 
John Wales 
Thomas Clap 
Nathaniel Glover 
Samuel Cox 
Ebenezer Clap 
WilUam Holden 
Samuel Andrews 
Soloman Kilton 
James Withington 
Samuel MeUish 
John Evans 
Joseph Cauley 
Henery Bird 
Nathan Taylor 
Jonathan Payson 
Thomas Bird Jun' 
Ebenezer Brown 
Isaiah Leeds 



Ebenezer Withington 
Ebenezer Borman 
David Clap 
Samuel Baker Son 
William Vose 
Samuel Toplif 
Joseph Bird 
Henery Humphry 
Zebediah Williams 
John Champney 
Samuel Withington 
Joshua Williams 
Isaac Devemport 
Rebeka Scoley 
Daniel Wiswell 
Josiah Munrow 
Joseph Whiston 
Cap"^ John Homans 
Ebenezer Blake 



Dau' 

Son 

Son 

Son 

Dau^^ 

Son 

[17] 
Son 
Son 
Dau' 
Son 
Son 
Dau' 
Son 
Dau' 
Son 
Dau' 
Daui" 
Son 
Son 
Dau' 
Dau' 
Son 
Dau' 
Son 
Son 
Dau^ 
Dau' 
Son 

[18] 

Son 
Son 
Daur 
& Dau' 
Son 
Son 
Son 
Son 
Son 
Dau^ 
Son 
Dau' 
Son 
Son 
Dau' 
Son 
Dau' 
Son 
Son 



Abigal McDaniels 
James Foster 
John King 
Ebenezer Pierce 
Mary Pope 
Jonathan Niles 

Payson Weeld,s 
Thomas Pierce 
Jemimah Spurr 
Edward Preston 
John Wales 
Esther Clap 
John Hill Glover 
Ehzabeth Cox 
Eberezer Clap 
Abigal Holden 
Mary Andrews 
John Kilton 
James Withington 
Sarah MeUish 
Anne Evans 
Joseph Cauley 
Patience Bhd 
John Taylor 
Jonathan Payson 
Mary Bird 
Abigal Brown 
Isaiah Leeds 



Mather Withington 
Ebenezer Borman Negro 
Sarah Clap 

Thomas & Margret Baker 
Wilham Vose 
Nathaniel Toplif 
Thomas Bird 
Wilham Humphry 
Thomas Williams 
Martha Champney 
Lemuel Withington 
Abigal Williams 
Samuel Devemport 
Ebenezer Greenlief 
Mary Wiswell 
Josiah Mvmrow 
Abigal Whiston 
Stephen Homans 
Wilham Blake 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



223 





25 


Isaac Humphry 


Son 


Lemuel Humphry 




25 


John Blackman Jun"^ 


Dau^ 


Zebiah Blackman 


There has been 50 Received Baptism 1757 


1758 










Janu^ 


15 


John Ward 


Dau^- 


Mary Ward 




29 


Timothy Foster 


Dau'^ 
[19] 


ReUef Foster 


Feby 


19 


PhiHp Withington 


Dau^ 


Catharine Mather Withington 




26 


Samuel Blackman 


Son 


Samuel Blackman 


March 


12 


Ebenezer Brown 


Son 


Ebenezer Brown 




26 


Joseph Withington 


Son 


James Withington 




26 


Jonathan Niles 


Son 


John Niles 




26 


Enoch Glover 


Dau'" 


Siissannah Glovers 


April 


2 


John Foster 


Son 


Comfort Foster 




8 


George Baker 


Dau'" 


Ann Baker 




23 


Ezekiel Tilston 


Dau^ 


Prudence Tilston 




23 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son 


Thomas Lyon 




30 


Barnard Capen 


Dau^ 


Elizabeth Capen 


May 


7 


Ebenezer Jones 


Dau^ 


Mary Jones 




7 


John Spurr 


Son 


Thomas Spiur 




15 


Jonas Humphry Ju*" 


Son 


Thomas Humphry 




28 


Caleb Bradley 


Son 


Caleb Bradley 




28 


EUhu Kilton 


Dau^ 


Thankfull Kilton 


June 


11 


Nathaniel Tilston 


Dau^ 


Prudence Tilston 


Juley 


10 


Martha Bird 


Dau^ 






23 


Daniel Nash 


Dau'" 


Rebeca Nash 


August 


13 


Joseph Langly 


Son 


Joseph Langley 




13 


Nathan Taylor 


Son 


Nathan Taylor 


Sepf 


10 


Elijah Davis 


Dau'" 


Jane Davis 




10 


Jacob Bird 


Daur 


Ann Bird 




10 


James Withington 


Son 


John Withington 




10 


Aron Bird 


Dau^ 
[20] 


Anne Bird 


Sept^ 


24 


W^ilham Severs 


Dau^ 


Patience Severs 


Oct^ 


8 


Edward Preston 


Son 


George Preston 




8 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau*- 


Bebe Bird 




22 


James Foster Jun*" 


Son 


Stephen Foster 


Novem^ 


5 


Samuel Andrews 


Son 


John Andrews 




20 


Elisha Tileston 


Son 


Thomas Tileston 




20 


Samuel Mellish 


Son 


John Melhsh 


Dece^ 


17 


David Clap 


Dau'" 


Elizabeth Clap • 




24 


John Langley 


Son 


Ebenezer Langley 




31 


WilUam King 


Son 


Lemuel King 




31 


James Robinson 


Son 


Edward Robinson 




17. 


58 There have been 38 Received Baptism this Year 1758 


1759 










Janu'" 


7 


John Capen 


Dau^ 


Abigal Capen 




21 


Edward Kilton 


Dau'" 


Jane Kilton 




21 


John M Daniels 


Dau^ 


Hannah Daniels 


Feby^ 


25 


Josiah Leeds 


Dau^^ 


Abigal Leeds 


March 


11 


Nathaniel Glover 


Dau'^ 


Mary Glover 




25 


Ebenezer Pope 


Son 


Ralfe Pope 




25 


Ebenezer Clap 


Dau^ 


Hannah Clap 


April 


1 


Ebenezer Withington 


Jr Dau'^ 


Mary Withington 




8 


Samuel Cox 


Dau'" 


Experence Cox 



224 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 









• 1211 




April 


8 


Enoch Glover 


Dau' 


Susannah Glover 


May 


27 


Abner Clap 


Dau"- 


Mary Clap 


June 


11 


Timothy Wales 


Son 


Timothy Wales 




11 


Thomas Moseley 


Son 


Thomas Moseley 


Juley 


8 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau' 


Joanna Bird 


August 


5 


John Robinson Jun' 


Daur 


Ehzabeth Robinson 




5 


James Kilton 


Son 


James Kilton 




12 


Jonathan Devemport 


Son 


Philip Devemport 


Sepf 


9 


Ehhu Kilton 


Dau^ 


Jane Kilton 




16 


Wilham Vose 


Son 


Edward Vose 




23 


Hannah Baker 


Silence Baker 




30 


Daniel Wiswell 


Son 


Jonathan Wiswell 




30 


Phihp Withington 


Son 


Joseph Weeks Within* 


Ocf 


21 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


James Devemport 


* 


21 


John Wales 


Dau^ 


Susannah Wales 




28 


John Blackman J' 


Dau'f 


Hannah Blackman 


Nov^" 


4 


John Davis 


Son 


Nathaniel Davis 




11 


Thomas Withington 


Dau' 


Sarah Withington 




18 


Henery Oneal 


Dau^ 


Esther O'Neal 




25 


Edward Preston 


Son 


John Preston 


Dec' 


2 


Ehjah Davis 


Son 


Elijah Davis 




2 


David Clap 


Son 


David Clap 


[Written 


in margin: Sepf^ 16 Eben^ 


Borman Df* / a negro flora Borman] 








[22] 




De.Q^ 


16 


Timothy Foster 


Dau' 


Mary Foster 




23 


Josiah Leeds 


Son 


Richard Leeds 


1759 There hath 34 Received Baptism this Year 


1760 








« 


Jan"^ 


6 


Joseph Whiston 


Dau' 


Ehzabeth Whiston 




13 


Samuel Withington Jun' Dau'^ 


Hannah Withington 




20 


Cap^ John Homana 


Son 


Samuel Homans 




20 


John Champney 


Dau^ 


Ehzabeth Champney 




27 


Ebenezer Bird 


Son 


Ebenezer Bu'd 


Febr" 


3 


Joseph Bird 


Son 


Joseph Bird 




17 


John Pierce 


Son 


Lemuel Pierce 




24 


Nathan Taylor 


Son 


Nathan Taylor 




24 


Ezekiel Tileston 


Dau' 


Ann Tileston 




24 


John Worde 


Dau^ 


Ehzabeth Worde 


March 


9 


James Withington 


Dau^ 


Susannah Withington 


A 


9 


James Foster 


Dau' 


Mai'y Foster 


w 


16 


Bamerd Capens 


Daur 


Hannah Capen 




30 


Samuel Andrews 


Dau^f 


Mary Andrews 


April 


6 


Caleb Bradley 


Son 


Ebenezer Bradley 




6 


Jonathan Bird 


Son 


Jonathan Bird 




6 


Abner Clap 


Dau^ 


Mary Clap 


May 


18 


Henery Humphry 


Dau^ 


Hannah Humphry 




25 


John Spurr 


Son 


William Spurr 


June 


8 


Nathaniel Glover 


Dau^ 
[23] 


Sarah Glover 


Juley 


13 


George Baker 


Son 


Stephen Baker 




13 


Jacob Bird 


Dau' 


Susannah Bird 




27 


Ezekiel Leeds 


Dau^f 


Susannah Leeds 


Augu* 


3 


Wilham King 


Dau^ 


Sarah King 




10 


Eben^ Withington J' 


Sarah Withington 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



225 





10 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau' 


Mary Tileston 




17 


Abraham Wheeler 


Daur 


Sarah Wheeler 




31 


Ebenezer Blake 


Son 


Lemuel Blake 


Septf 


7 


Samuel TopUf 


Son 


Samuel Toplif 




28 


Lemuel Robinson 


Daur 


Ann Robinson 




28 


Samuel Holden 


Dau' 


Mary Holden 


Ocf 


5 


Thomas Clap J' 


Dau' 


Susannah Clap 




12 


vSamuel Cox 


Son 


Samuel Cox 




19 


Enoch Glover 


Dau^ 


Mary Glover 


Nove'' 


9 


Samuel Melhsh 


Son 


Henery Melhsh 




16 


John Capen 


Dau' 


Susannah Capen 


Dec' 


7 


Samuel Payson 


Dau' 


Ann Payson 




28 


Elisha Tileston 


Dau'^ 


Lucy Tileston 




28 


Joseph Langley 


Dau"* 


Jane Langley 


1760 39 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this Year 


17(31 
Jany*" 


11 


VV iddow Grace Cavener 


Dau^ 


Susannah Cavener 




25 


Ebnezer Pope 


Son 
[24] 


Samuel Pope 


Janu' 


25 


Samuel How Jun' 


Son 


Samuel How 


Feby"" 


1 


Martha Bird 


Son 


Edmond Bird 


March 


1 


Jonathan Champney 


Son 


Humphry Atherton Champney 




15 


Obediah Low 


Dau^ 


Ehzabeth Low Boston 




30 


Josiah Leeds 


Son 


Frances Leeds 


April 


5 


Joseph Bird 


Dau'^ 


Prudence Bird 




5 


Jonathan Bird J' 


Son 


Jonathan Bird 




12 


Ehjah Withington 


Dau^ 


Mary Withington 




19 


Aron Bird 


Dau'- 


Susannah Bird 




26 


David Clap 


Dau^^ 


Ruth Clap 




26 


Solomon Kilton 


Son 


James Kilton 


May 


17 


Samuel Blackman 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Blackman 




17 


Ebenezer Bird 


Son 


Ezra Bird 




30 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau' 


Hannah Bird 




30 


Hannah Whiston 


Son 


Ralph &c 


June 


7 


Ephraim Man 


Dau' 


Sarah Man 




14 


Jonathan Devemport 


Dau' 


Mary Devemport 


Juley 


12 


Thomas Withington 


Dau' 
125] 


Rodah Withington 


Juley 


19 


John Homana 


Son 


Joseph Homang 




19 


Roger Clap 


Son 


Nathaniel Clap 




26 


Samuel Withington 


Son 


Nathaniel Withington 


August 


16 


John Minott 


Dau' 


Martha Minott 


Sepf 


6 


William Severs 


Dau^ 


W^aitstill Severs 


Ocf 


4 


Samuel Andrews 


Son 


Samuel Andrews 




4 


Daniel Wiswell 


Son 


Richard Wiswell 




11 


Joseph Wales 


Son 


Ephraim Wales 




11 


Barnard Capens 


Dau' 


Sarah Capen 




11 


Abraham Wheeler 


Dau^ 


Sarah Wheeler 




11 


John Goff 


Dau'- 


Abigal Goff 




18 


Caleb Bradley 


Son 


Lemuel Bradley 


Nove' 


1 


William Crouch 


Son 


WiUiam Crouch 




1 


John Robinson 


Son 


Thomas Robinsoa 




1 


Samuel Payson 


Son 


George Payson 




8 


Noah Clap 


Dauf 


Ann Clap 




8 


Lemuel Clap 


Dau'- 


Susannah Clap 




28 


James Robinson 


Son 


John Robinson 



226 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 



Dec' 13 John Blackman 

13 Nathaniel Glover 



126] 

Dau' 

Son 



Elener Storah Blackman 
Alexander Glover 







40 Hath Received Bapt 


.izm this Year 1761 


1762 










J any' 


17 


James Foster J' 


Dau' 


Bulah Foster 




17 


John McDaniels 


Son 


John McDaniels 




17 


Ezekiel Tileston 


Dau' 


Rebeka Tileston 




17 


Elihu Kilton 


Son 


Ebenezer Kilton 




17 


Pall Hall 


Dau' 


Hannah Hall 




24 


John Foster 


Son 


Wilham Foster 


March 


28 


Isaiah Leeds 


Son 


Edward Stow Leeds 


April 


4 


John Pierce 


Dau' 


Hannah Pierce 




4 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau' 


Hannah TiUston 




11 


John Wales 


Dan' 


Sarah Wales 




11 


James Kilton 


Son 


John Kilton 


May 


2 


Joseph Whiston 


Dau' 


Mary WTiiston 




2 


Timiothy Wales 


Dau' 


Mary Wales 




2 


Henery Humphry 


Dau' 


Sarah Humphry 




2 


PhiUp Withington 


Dau' 


Abigal Withington 




23 


Edward Brick 


Son 


Jonathan Brick 


June 


6 


Ebenezer Bird 


Son 


Eh Bird 


Juley 


11 


Samuel TopUf 


Dau' 


Mary Tophf 


August 


1 


Ebenezer Withington 


Son 


Daniel Withington 


[Written 


in margin: Jany' 3 Eben' Borman Dau' EHzabeth a Negro] 








[27] 




August 


1 


Jonathan Champney 


Son 


Joshua Champney 




8 


Henery Oneal 


Son 


John Oneal 




29 


Lemuel Robinson 


Son 


Thomas Trott Robinson 


Sept' 


5 


Cp'^ John Homan 


Dau' 


Lucy Homan 4 




5 


John Spurr 


Dau' 


Ruth Spurr 




5 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son 


Lemuel Lyon 




12 


Thomas Clap Jun' 


Dau' 


Mary Clap 




12 


Jonathan Triscot 


Son 


James Trott Triscott 




26 


Jacob Bird 


Son 


Isaac Bird 


Oct' 


3 


Samuel Robinson 


Son 


William Robinson 




3 


John Day 


Son 


John Dav 




24 


James Withington 


Dau' 


Sarah Withington 




24 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau' 


Ann Bird 




31 


Wilham King 


Dau' 


Hannah King 


Nov' 


7 


Nathan Taylor 


Son 


James Taylor 




14 


Enoch Glover 


Son 


Enoch Glover Her Mother 




28 


John Tolman Jun' 


Dau' 


Ehzabeth Tohnan Died She 

Trv - - _ 






37 Receivd Bapt 


izm thi 


s Year 1762 ^ ^^^^ 



1763 
J any' 



J any' 
Feby' 

March 



2 John Capen 

2 Joseph Bird 

30 Ephraim Man 

13 Samuel Holden 
27 Josiah Leeds 

6 John Goff 

14 Thomas Moseley 
27 Daniel Wiswell 



Son 
Son 

[28] 

Dau' 

Dau' 

Dau' 

Son 

Dau' 

Dau' 



Samuel Capen 
Comfort Bird 



Mary Man 
Hannah Holden 
Ann Leeds 
John Goff 
Esther Moeeley 
Elizabeth Wiswell 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



227 



April 


10 


Ehsha Tihston 


Dau^ 


Sarah Tileston 




10 


Solomon Hall • Son & Dau^ 


Joseph & Mary Hall 




10 


John Searls 


Son 


Samuel Searls 




24 


Noah Clap 


Dau^ 


Hannah Clap 


May 


1 


Samuel Melhsh 


Son 


William Melhsh 




8 


John Wiswell Jun^ 


Son 


John Wiswell 




8 


Zebu km Crane 


Dau'- 


Ann Crane 




8 


Nathaniel Glover 


Son 


Wilham Glover 




8 


Samuel Moroth 


Son 


Samuel Moroth 




15 


Aron Rummery 


Son 


Thomas Rummery 




22 


John Davis 


Dau^ 


Lois Davis 


June 


12 


Rachel Devemport 


Son 


Josiah Vose 




12 


Mathew Bird 


Dau^ 


Abigal Bird 


Juley 


24 


James Robinson 


Son 


John Robinson 




24 


Aron Bird 


Dau"" 


Rachel Bird 


August 


7 


I^emuel Clap 


Son 


Lemuel Clap 




7 


Jonathan Clap Jun^ 


Dau'- 


Jane Clap 


[Written 


i7i margin: June 19 A Negro Received Baptism Named Pompy] 








[29] 




August 


14 


John Foster 


Son 


Wilham Foster 




28 


Timothy Foster 


Son 


Timothy Foster 




28 


Paul Hall 


Son 


James Hall 


Sept^ 


11 


Thomas Bird 


Son 


Lemuel Bird 




25 


Joseph Langley 


Son 


Lemuel Langley 




25 


John Word 


Dau^ 


Mindwell Word 


October 


2 


Barnerd Capen 


Dau'^ 


Hannah Capen 




2 


Isaac Devemport 


Dau"^ 


Mary Devemport 




16 


Samuel Cox 


Son 


John Cox 


November 6 


Abraham Wheeler 


-Son 


Samuel Wheeler 




6 


Abner Clap 


Son 


Supply Clap 




13 


Ezekiel Tileston 


Son 


Lemuel Tileston 




20 


Phihp Withington 


Son 


Ebenezer Withington 


December 1 1 


John Pierce 


Son 


Isaac Pierce 


1763 there Has been 40 Receved Baptism this year 


1764 










Jany' 


1 


David Clap 


Daui- 


Abigal Clap * 




15 


Samuel Andrews 


Dau'- 


Margret Andrew 


Febyf 


5 


John Robinson J^ 


Dau'- 


Mary Robinson 




5 


Jonathan Bird 


Son 


Benjamin Bird 




19 


Ehjah Davis 


Dau^ 


Sarah Davis 




19 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Son 


Nathaniel Tileston 


March 


4 


William Vose 


Daui- 


Esther Vose 




4 


James Withington 


Son 


Salter Withington 




4 


Edward Brick J^ 


Son 


Edward Brick 




18 


John Blackman 


Son 


Jonathan Blackman 




18 


Edmond Dolbeer 


Son 


John Dolbecr of Boston 




18 


Joseph Triscott 


Dau'^ 

[301 


Mary Triscott 


March 


18 


Lemuel Robinson 


Dau^ 


Jcrusha Robinson 


April 


1 


Samuel Swift 


Son 


Jonathan Swift of Boston 




1 


Frances Price 


Son 


Francos Price 




8 


Cristifer Prince 


Dau^ 


Sarali Prince of Boston 




8 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau' 


Martha Bird 




22 


Ob ad i ah Low 


Son 


James Low of Boston 




22 


Samuel Blackman 


Dauf 


Sarah Blackman 


VOL. LXVlll. 15 










228 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 



May 


13 


Daniel Leeds 


Son 


Daniel Leeds 




27 


Ebenezer Pope 


Son 


Edmond Pope 




27 


William Severs 


Dau'- 


Mary Severs 




27 


James Foster 


Son 


John Foster 


June 


17 


Solomon Kilton 


Son 


Ehjah Kilton 




17 


William Andrews 


Dau^* 


Mary Andrews 




24 


Joseph Waldow 


Son 


Joseph Waldow of Boston 




24 


Samuel Withington J' 


Son 


Phinehas Withington 


Juley 


8 


Elihu Kilton 


Son 


Ehs^a Kilton 




8 


Henery Vaugn 


Dau'" 


Mary Vaugn 




22 


Joseph Bird 


Dau^ 


Hannah Bird 




22 


Daniel Wiswell 


Dau'^ 


EUzabeth Wiswell 




22 


Benjamin Lyon 


Dau^ 


Mary Lyon 




29 


John Wales 


Dau^- 


Susannah Wales 




29 


Elijah Withington 


Dau^ 


Susannah Withington 




29 


Ebenezer Bird 


Dau'^ 


Jane Bird 


August 


12 


John Minott 


Son 
[31] 


John Minott 


August 


19 


Timothy Wales 


Daur 


EHzabeth Wales 




26 


Jonathan Niles 


Dau^ 


Sarah Niles 




26 


Aaron Rummery 


Dau^ 


Sarah Rummery 


Sept' 


16 


Noah Clap 


Son 


John Clap 




23 


Thomas Withington 


Son 


Thomas Withington 


Oct"^ 


7 


Elijah Pope 


Dau'' 


Ann Pope 




7 


Samuel How Jun'^ 


Dau^ 


EUzabeth How 


* 


14 


Cp° John Homans 


Son 


Stephen Homans 




14 


Jonathan Leeds 


Son 


Jonathan Leeds 


Nove' 


4 


Enoch Glover 


Dau^^ 


EHzabeth Glover 




11 


Zebulun Crane 


Dau^ 


Rhoda Crane 


Dec^ 


2 


John Goff 


Son 


Joseph Goff 




9 


Thomas Ramours 


Son 


John Ramoiu' 




9 


Henery Humphrey 


Dau' 


Susannah Humphry 




9 


Samuel Robinson 


Dau'" 


Lois Robinson 




30 


C^leb Bradley 


Dau'^ 


Sarah Bradley 


[Written 


in margin: 1764 Sept^ 23 Eben^ Borman A Negro Dau^ Named Ann] 






54 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this 


1 year 1764 


1765 










Jany' 


13 


Samuel Cox Son & Dau^ 


Thomas & Hannah Cox 




27 


Lemuel Clap 


Son 


Edward Clap 


Febyr 


3 


Zebediah Wilhams 


Dau^ 


Margret Williams 




3 


John Spurr 


Son 


James Spiur 




3 


Henery Oneal 


Dau'^ 


EUzabeth Oneal 


Majch 


10 


Jacob Bird 


Dau^ 


Prudence Bird 




31 


John Tolman Jun' 


Dau^ 


Hannah Tolman 


April 


7 


PaU HaU 


Dau^ 
[32] 


EUzabeth Hall 


April 


14 


Abraham Woodard's 


Dau^- 


Anna Woodard 




14 


Samuel Holden 


Son 


Samuel Holden 


May 


5 


John Searls 


Son 


Robert Searls 




19 


John Capen 


Son 


John Capen 




19 


Isaiah Leeds 


Son 


David Leeds 


June 


16 


John Langleya 


Son 


WilUam Langley 




30 


Josiah Leeds 


Son 


William Leeds 




30 


Ebenezer Hall 


Son 


James Hall 




30 


Benjamin Homans 


Son 


Benjamin Homans 



i 



I 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



229 



Juley 


7 


Barnerd Capen 


Son 


Barnerd Capen 




21 


John M^Daniels 


Dau'* 


Catherine M^Daniela 


Agust 


4 


Samuel Payson 


Son 


Samuel Payson 




4 


Jonothan Bird 


Son 


James Bird 




4 


Ebenezer Bird 


Dau^ 


Sarah Bird 




18 


Ehjah Pope 


Son 


Sherebiah Pope 




25 


Ezekiel Tileston 


Son 


John Tileston 


Sept"^ 


8 


John Ward 


Son 


Samuel Ward 




8 


Jolin How 


Son 


John How 




22 


John Wiswell 


Son 


Enoch Wiswell 




22 


Solomon Hall 


Dau^ 


Sarah Hall 


Ocf 


6 


Thomas Mosely 


Son 


Samuel "Mosely 


By M^ 


6 


Samuel MelUsh 


Dau'' 


Esther Melhsh 


parcons 


6 


Daniel Leeds 


Son 


Sainuel Leeds 




13 


William Holden J^ 


Dau'" 


Susannah Holden 


« 


20 


Noah Clap 


Dau'- 


Lois Clap 




20 


Isaac Devemport 


Dau^" 
[33] 


Sarah Devemport 


Octr 


20 


Hopstill Hall 


Daur 


Sarah Hall 


Novem^ 


3 


Ehjah Davis 


Son 


Thomas Davis 




17 


Timothy Tileston 


Dau^ 


Esther Tileston 




17 


Nathaniel Glover 


Son 


Edward Glover 


Dece°^ 


1 


Jonathan Leeds 


Dau'^ 


Sarah Leeds 




8 


Samuel Maxfield 


Dau'" 


Hannah Maxfield 




15 


Elihu Kilton 


Son 


Sam" Kilton 




22 


Joseph Bird 


Son 


John Bird 




29 


John Davis 


Dau^ 


Mary Davis 


There Hath 44 Reciv'd Baptism this year 1765 


1766 










Jany^ 


19 


Ephraim Man 


Son 


William Man 




19 


James Withington 


Son 


Wllham Withington 


Feby 


2 


John Blackman 


Daui- 


Lydia Blackman 




2 


Samuel How Jun'^ 


Dau^ 


Mary How 




16 


Samuel Munrow 


Son 


Lemuel Munrow 




23 


John Spurr 


Son 


Elisha Spurr 




23 


Lemuel Robinson 


Dau' 


Zibbiah Royal Robinson 


March 


9 


Samuel Blackman 


Son 


Ehakam Blackman 




30 


Phihp Withington 


Dau^ 


Lois Withington 




30 


Thomas Withington 


Dau'- 


Sarah Withington 


April 


13 


John Robinson 


Son 


Samuel Robinson 




13 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Son 


Uclety* Tileston 




20 


Martha Bird 


Dau^ 


Martha Bird 


May 


4 


James Foster 


Dau"" 


Susannah Foster 




4 


Enoch Glover 


Son 


Benjamin Glover 




18 


Henery Vaugn 


Son 
134] 


Henery Vaugn 


June 


8 


Edward Brick J^ 


Son 


Joseph Brick 




15 


David Clap 


Son 


Samuel Clap 




22 


James Robinson 


Son 


Joseph Robinson 




29 


Samuel Andrews 


Dau' 


Lucy Andrews 


Juley 


13 


Edwarrl Pierce 


Dau' 


Plarmah Pierce 




27 


Cap^ John Homana 


Dauf 


Rebeka Ilomans 




27 


William Severs 


Son 


Robert Severs 


Auo;ust 


3 


Samuel Tolraan 


Son 


Samuel Tolman 



• Euclid (town records). 



230 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 



Scpt^ 



Nove^ 
Dcc^ 



10 
10 
31 
31 
14 
21 
28 
12 
16 
16 
7 
14 
28 



Thomas Bird J^ 
Thomas Clap J'^ 
Ebenezer Bu'd 
Samuel Pierce 
Joseph Langley 
Elisha Tileston 
Jonathan Clap J"^ 
James Kilton 
Daniel Wiswell 
Stephen Ferington 
Francis Deluce 
Jonathan Triscott 
Sam^' Withington J^ 



Dau'- 

Daur 

Daur 

Son 

Son 

Dau^ 

Dau^^ 

Dau^ 

Dau^ 

Dau^ 

Dan'" 

Daii^ 

Son 

[35] 



Abigal Bird 
Abigal Clap 
Prissillah Bird 
Samuel Pierce 
William Langley 
Lydia Tileston 
Ehzabeth Clap 
Mary Kilton 
Ann Wiswell 
Sarah Ferington 
Mary Deluce 
Sarah Triscott 
Lewis Withington 



37 Hath Receiv'd Baptism this year 1766 



1767 
Jany 



Feby» 



March 



May 



June 

June 
Juley 

August 



Sept' 



4 Joseph Bennet On^ v® 

11 Noah Clap 

18 John Minott 

25 Samuel Tophf 

1 Phinehas Hold en 
8 John Goff 

8 Eben^ Blake Jun'' 
15 Abner Clap 

15 Hopstill HaU 

22 Paul Davis J'" 
29 Timothy Wales 
29 Benjamin Lyon 

29 Samuel Leeds Jun^ 
10 Ezra Badlam 

24 Joseph Birds 

24 Paul Hall 

24 Jonathan I^eeds 

24 John Howe 

31 Abraham Woodard 

31 Jonathan Bird 

7 Barnard Capens 

7 Ehjah Withington 

21 Isaiah Leeds 

19 Ezekiel Tokna 

19 Joseph Haws 

26 Sam" Holden 
26 Sam" Robinson 

2 Timothy Tileston 

9 Ebenezer Bird 

16 John Wiswell J^ 
16 Thomas Tolman 

23 Daniel Ohver 

30 Job Walker 

30 Isaac Devemport 

30 Francis Deluce 

30 Daniel Leeds 

6 Ebenezer Hall 

6 Ebenezer Williams 

20 Stephen Ferington 



Covenant & Receiv^ Baptism Aged 16 Years 



Dau^ 

Dau^ 

Dau'" 

Dau^ 

Son 

Son 

Son 

Son 

Dau'' 

Son 

Son 

Dau'" 

Dau'" 



Elizabeth Clap 
Hannah Minott 
Ehzabeth Toplif 
Lois Holden 
Russel Goff 
Josiah Blake 
Samuel Clap 
John Hall 
Elizabeth Davis 
William Wales 
Peter Lyon 
Ann Leeds 
Susannah Badlam 



Dau^3 Sarah & Lydia Bird 



Son 

Dau^ 

Dau^ 

Son 

Dau'^ 

Son 

[36J 

Dau^ 

Son 

Daui- 

Dau^ 

Son 

Son 

Son 

Son 

Dau^ 

Dau^ 

Dau^ 

Son 

Son 

Dau"" 

Son 

Dau"^ 

Dau^ 

Dau"^ 



James Hall 
Hannah Leeds 
Elizabeth Howe 
John Clark Woodard 
Martha Bird 
Barnard Capen 

Hannah Withington 
Isaac Leeds 
Sarah Tolman 
Sarah Haws 
Jestinen Holden 
Moses Robinson 
Ebenezer Tileston 
Ebenezer Bird 
Abigal Wiswell 
Lydia Tolman 
Hannah Francis Oliver 
Ebenezer Williams Walker 
Ephraim Devemport 
Nancy Deluce 
Benjamin Bass Leeds 
Ann Hall 
Sai*ah Williams 
Mary Ferington 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



231 



Ocf 


4 


Samuel Payson 


Son 


Samuel Payson 




11 


Samuel Maxfield 


Son 


Samuel Maxfield 




11 


Jonas Tolman 


Sons 


Jonas & James Tolman 




18 


James Withington 


Son 


Elijah Withington 


Nove*" 


8 


David Clap 


Son 


Seth Clap 


Dec*- 


27 


Edward Glover 


Son 


Edward Glover 



48 Hath Receivd Baptism this year 1767 



[Written in margin: Edward Parks of Milton 3 Children Born / Septr 6 & Septr 13 

they Receiv'd Baptism / Named Ehzabeth Jerusha & Sarah] 

[371 



1768 










Janyr 


3 


Elijah Davis 


Daur 


Martha Davis 




24 


Samuel Mellish 


Dau'- 


Hannah Mellish 




24 


Enoch Glover 


Dau^ 


Ann Glover 


Feby"- 


7 


Sam^l Andrews 


Son 


Thomas Andrews 




21 


Solomon Hall 


Son 


Solomon Hall 




28 


John Tolman J^ 


Son 


John Tolman 




28 


Samuel Tolman 


Son 


Daniel Tolman 


March 


13 


Thomas Withington 


Son 


Nathaniel Withington 




13 


James Kilton 


Son 


Ebenezer Kilton 


April 


3 


Henery Vone 


Son 


Thomas Vone 




24 


Nathaniel Glover 


Dau^ 


Jane Hill Glover 


May 


8 


Samuel How J^ 


Dau'- 


Sarah How 




15 


John Maxfield 


Son 


John Maxfield 


June 


12 


Cap^ James Foster 


Dau'- 


Ruth Foster 




19 


William Holden J^^ 


Dau"^ 


Ruth Holden 




26 


Sam" Cox 


Son 


Henery Cox 


Juley 


3 


Henery Humphrey 


Dau"^ 


Ehzabeth Humphrey 




3 


John Capen 


Dau^ 


Ehzabeth Capen 




10 


Abraham Wheeler 


Dau^ 


Mary W^heeler 




17 


Ehhu Kilton 


Dau^ 


Lois Kilton 




24 


Elijah Pope 


Daur 


Rachel Pope 




24 


Samuel Munrow 


Dau'- 


Jane Munrow 


August 


7 


John M^Daniels 


Son 


Joseph M^'Daniels 




14 


John Blackman 


Dau*- 


Abigal Blackman 




14 


Cap° John Homans 


Dau'^ 

[38] 


Ann Homans 


August 


14 


Ebenezer Blake 


Dau^ 


Relief Blake 




28 


Lemuel Robinson 


Son 


WiUiam Royal Robinson 


Sepf 


4 


Thomas P'oster J*" 


Dau^ 


Mary Foster 




4 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau^ 


Martha Tileston 




4 


Hopstill Hall 


Dau"- 


Mary Hall 




11 


Jonathan Hokien 


Son 


James Holden 




18 


Mat hew Bird 


Son 


James Semore Bird 


Ocf^ 


2 


Samuel Toplif 


Dau^ 


Sarah Toplif 




2 


Joseph Langley 


Daur 


Mary Langloy 




2 


John GofI 


Son 


Stephen Goff 




9 


Noah Clap 


Dau^ 


Sarah Clap 




23 


John Spurr 


Son 


Benjamin Spurr 




23 


Francis Duluce 


Son 


Francis Deluce 




30 


Thomas Moseley 


Son 


Jonathan Moseley 




30 


John Worde 


Son 


William Worde 


Novem^ 


13 


Thomas Evans Wife 


& Son 


Elizabeth & Thomas Evans 




20 


Thomas Devemport 


Dau'" 


Mary Devemport 




27 


Aron Birds 


Son 


Shippe Bird 



232 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 



Dec' 


19 


Jonas Tolman 


Son 


William Tolman 




25 


John Clap 


Son 


John Clap 






There Hath 46 Receiv 


'd Baptism this Year 1748 








[39] 




1769 










J any 


1 


Stephen Fermton 


Dau' 


Ehzabeth Firinton 




15 


William Andrews 


Son 


William Andrews 




15 


Ebenezer Bird 


Dau' 


Esther Bird 




22 


Samuel Leeds J' 


Son 


Samuel Leeds 




22 


Moses Davis Jun' 


Dau' 


Rebkah Davis 




29 


Edward Preston 


Dau' 


Lucy Preston 




29 


Ezekiel Tolman 


Son 


Ezekiel Tolman 




29 


Joseph Hawes 


Dau' 


Sarah Hawes 


FebyJ^ 


5 


James Robinson 


Dau' 


Sarah Brick Robinson 




12 


Ezra Badlam 


Dau' 


Rbekah Badlam 




19 


Joseph Bird 


Son 


Olover Cromel Bird 




19 


Susannah Bradley 


Son 


Abraham Jackson 


Marcli 


5 


Jonathan Leeds 


Dau' 


Patience Leeds 




5 


Ebenezer Williams 


Dau' 


Jerusha WiUiams 




5 


Sam" White 


Dau' 


Elizabeth White 




19 


Samuel Withington 


Son 


linos Withington 




19 


Jonathan Bird 


Son 


Stephen Bird 




19 


Samuel Pierce 


Son 


Abraham Pierce 


April 


2 


Ichabod Wlswell 


Son 


Ebenezer Wiswell 




23 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


Ebenezer Devemport 


May 


7 


Samuel Maxfield 


Dau' 


Ruth Maxfield 




7 


William Munrow 


Dau' 
[40] 


Elizabeth Munrow 


June 


4 


John Minott 


Dau' 


Abigal Minott 




11 


John Gervis 


Son 


John Gervis 




11 


& His Son Francis 


Son 


Francis Gervis 




11 


Thomas Tolman 


Dau' 


Sarah Tohnan 




18 


Philhp Withington 


Son 


William Withington 


Juley 


9 


John How 


Son 


George How 




23 


Timothy Wails 


Son 


Stephen Wails 


August 


20 


Job W^alker 


Son 


Joseph Walker 


Sept' 


3 


Thomas Clap J' 


Son 


James Clap 




3 


Sam" Holden 


Son 


Edward Holden 




24 


Thomas W' ithington 


Dau' 


Chariot Withington 




24 


Jonathan Clap J' 


Dau' 


Susannah Clap 


Oct' 


8 


Lemuel Clap 


Son 


Samuel Clap 




8 


Zebulun Crane 


Dau' 


Abigal Crane 




8 


Samuel Howe J' 


' Dau' 


Hannah Howe 




8 


Samuel Generson 


Son 


John Luckes Generson 


Nove' 


5 


Widow Abigal Capen 


Dau' 


Lydia Capen 




12 


Daniel Fairns 


Dau' 


Darkis Fairns 




12 


John Worde 


Dau' 


Ann Worde 




12 


Samuel Tolman 


Son 


Samuel Tolman 


• 


19 


Ann Foster 


Dau' 
[41] 


Lucy Wait Foster 


Nove' 


26 


John Wales 


2 Dau'3 Ann Wales 2 years old 










& Elizabeth Wales 




26 


Edward Pierce 


Son 


Edward Pierce 


Dec' 


10 


Samuel Andrews 


Son 


Stephen Andrews 






There Hath 47 Receiv'd Bapt 


ism this Year 1769 



1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



233 



1770 










J any' 


7 


William Vose 


Son 


Sam" Vose 




7 


John Vone (Vaughan) 


Dau' 


Rachel Vone 




28 


Elijah Davis 


Dau' 


Lydia Davis 


Feby' 


4 


Noah Clap 


Dau' 


Lydia Clap 




4 


Samuel Cox 


Son 


Robert Cox 




11 


Timothy Tileston 


Dau' 


Rebekah Tileston 




11 


Ebenezer Hall 


Dau' 


Hannah Hall 




18 


Daniel Oliver 


Son 


Daniel Oliver 




18 


John Pierce 


Son 


John Pierce 




25 


Solomon Hall 


Dau' 


Sarah Hall 


March 


4 


Jolm Blackman 


Son 


Anch-ew Blackman 




4 


Barnard Capen 


Dau' 


Ann Capen 




18 


Paul Davis J' 


Son 


Samuel Davis 




18 


Moses Richardson 


Son 


Moses Richardson 




25 


John Capen 


Dau' 


Ruth Capen 


April 


1 


Enoch Glover 


Son 


Sam" Glover 




1 


Samuel Shepherd 


Son 
[42] 


Samuel Shepherd 


April 


15 


James Foster 


Son 


Benjamin Foster 




22 


Samue^^ Blackman 


Son 


William Blackman 




29 


Benjamin Lyon 


Son 


Samuel Lyon 


May 


20 


James Baker J' 


Son 


Edmond Baker 




20 


John White 


Son 


John White 


June 


3 


Thomas Cams 


Dau' 


Susannah Cams 




3 


Nathaniel Clap 


Dau' 


Unice Clap 




10 


John Williams J' 


Son 


Caleb Williams 




23 


Isreal Beels 


Dau' 


Sarah Beels 


Juley 


8 


Paul Hall 


Dau' 


Martha Hall 




8 


Ehjah Tohnan 


Son 


Benjamin Dolbier Tolman 




15 


Jesseniah Thayer 


Dau' 


Hannah Thayer 




22 


Lemuel Robinson 


Dau' 


Polley Robinson 




22 


Ebenezer Blake 


Dau' 


Sarah Blake 


August 


5 


Stephen Ferinton 


Dau' 


Patience Ferinton 




12 


Sam" Mellish 


Dau' 


Molly Melhsh 




12 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau' 


Relief Holland Tileston 




18 


John Gervice 


Son 


Sam" Gervice 


Sept' 


16 


Ezra Badlam 


Dau' 


Hannah Badlam 




16 


Ebenezer Baker 


Dau' 
[431 


Prissillah Baker 


Sept' 


23 


Sam" Toplif 


Son 


Sam" Toplif 




30 


Elijah Withington 


Dau' 


Lucy Withington 


Oct' 


7 


Hopostill Hall 


Son 


Hopestill Hall 




7 


Francis Deluce 


Dau' 


Ruth Deluce 




7 


Ichabod Wiswell 


Dau' 


Hannah Wiswell 




14 


Lemuel Clap 


Son 


Ebenezer Clap 




14 


Ezekiel Tolman 


Son 


Lemuel Tolman 




28 


W illiam Munrow 


Dau' 


Lydia Munrow 




28 


Joseph Hawes 


Son 


Joseph Hawes 


Nove' 


4 


Samuel Payson 


Son 


WiUiam Payson 




4 


Ehhu Kilton 


Son 


Rufus Kilton 




11 


Jonathan Holden 


Son 


John Holden 




11 


Abner Clap 


Son 


James Clap 




18 


Elizabeth Berry on'd 


y® covenant & Receiv'd Baptism 


Dec' 


2 


Thomas Bird 


Dan' 


Hannah Bird 


1 


16 


Moses Davis Jun' 


Dau' 


Hannah Davis 



234 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 





30 


Alexander Glover 


Son 


Alexander Glover 






30 


Ebenezer Maxfield 


Son 


Amos Maxfield 






30 


Jonas Tolman 


Dau^- 


Mary Tolman 




There Hath 56 Receiv'd Baptism this Year 1770 








[441 






1771 












Jany^ 


6 


Hannah Blake on'd y^ 


Covenant & Receiv'd Baptism 






6 


Mehetable Blake on'd 


y® Covenant & Receiv'd Baptism 






13 


John Tolman Jun^ 


Son 


Elisha Tolman 






20 


Henery Humphrey 


Son 


Lemuel Humphrey 






20 


Abraham How 


Son 


Abraham How 






20 


Widow Mary Walker 


Son 


Job Walker 




Feby' 


3 


Aron Bird 


Son 


William Bird 






3 


Wilham Holden J' 


Dau^" 


Lydia Holden 






24 


Josiah Leeds 


Son 


Josiah Leeds 




March 


10 


John Goff 


Son 


Ebenezer Goff 






24 


Sam" Maxfield 


Dau' 


Lydia Maxfield 




April 


14 


Joseph Langley 


Dau"^ 


ThankfuU Evans Laneley 






28 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


John Devemport 






28 


Samuel How Jun'" 


Son 


Samuel How 




May 


19 


Samuel Withington J^ 


Dau'- 


Lucy Withington 




June 


9 


James Robinson 


Dau^ 


Susannah Robinson 






16 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau^ 


Eunice Bird 




August 


4 


Jonathan Boman J^ 


Son 


Jonathan Boman 






4 


Joseph Devemport 


Son 


Joseph Devemport 






25 


Noah Clap 


Son 


Ebenezer Clap 






25 


Jonathan Triscott 


Son 
[451 


Samuel Triscott 




August 


25 


John Howe 


Dau^ 


Rachel How 






25 


Edward Glover 


Dauf 


Hannah Glover 




Sept^ 


22 


Samuel Clap 


Son 


Samuel Clap 






29 


Lemuel Robinson 


Dau^ 


Sarah Robinson 






29 


Sam" Pierce 


Dau'" 


Ehzabeth Pierce 






29 


Sam" Withington Tar« 


' Dauf 


Mary Withington 




Ocf^ 


6 


John Spurr 


Son 


Eliphelep Spurr 






20 


Ebenezer Bird 


Dau^ 


Susannah Bird 






20 


Ezra Clap 


Dau^" 


Loas Clap 




Nove^ 


18 


Lemuel Clap 


Dau'- 


Rebekah Clap 




DecT 


1 


Samuel Tolman 


Dau'" 


Mary Tolman 








There Hath 32 Receiv 


'd Baptism this Year 1771 




1772 












Jany"" 


5 


Ehjah Tolman 


Dau^- 


Susannah Tolman 






5 


Stephen Ferington 


Son 


Stephen Ferington 






5 


Abijah Beels 


Dau'- 


Unice BeeLs 






12 


Daniel Ohver 


Dau'- 


Sarah Oliver 






12 


Ebenezer Everet 


Dau'" 


Susannah Everet 






19 


Solomon Hall 


Dau'- 


Prissillah Hall 






19 


John Gervice 


Son 


Stephen Gervice 






19 


Thomas Tolman 


Dau*- 


Ruth Tohnan 






26 


John Maxfield 


Son 
[46] 


John Maxfield 




Feby' 


2 


Jonathan Clap 


Son 


Jonathan Clap 






16 


Daniel Fairn 


Dau"- 


Anne Fairn 






16 


Ebenezer Maxfield 


Dau"- 


Elizabeth Maxfield 





1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



235 



23 Samuel Blackman 
March 1 Mat hew Bird 

1 Joim Capen 

April 12 Sam" Toplif 

19 Jonathan Leeds 

May 3 Ebenezer Blake - 

24 Sam" Holden 
31 Barnard Capen 

June 14 Abraham Wheeler 

14 John Clap Son 

21 Francis Deluce 

Juley 12 Ebenezer Williams 

19 Timothy Wales 

19 Timothy Tileston 

Augi^st 2 Joseph Turner 

16 Ebenezer Hall 

16 Ezekiel Tolman 

24 Ezra Badlam 

31 Samuel Andrews 

31 Alexander Glover 



Son 
Son 
Dau'' 
Son 
Dau' 
Son 
Dau^ 
Dau*^ 
Son 
& Dau^ 
Son 
Son 
Dau^ 
Dau"" 
Son 
Dau^ 
Son 
Dau^ 
Dau' 
Dau"^ 

[471 



Unite Blackman 
James Bird 
Esther Capen 
Richard Tophf 
Patience Leeds 
Ebenezer Blake 
Zibbiah Robinson 
Loas Capen 

Thomas Baker Wheeler 
Nathaniel & Hannah Clap 
John Deluce 
Zebediah W illiams 
Abigal Wales 
Susannah Tileston 
Joseph Turner 
Rebekah Hall 
Nathaniel Tolman 
Patience Badlam 
Sarah Andrews 
Hannah Glover 



August 


31 


Wilham Munrow 


Son 


William Munrow 




31 


Benjamin Dickermon 


DauJ" 


Rebekah Leeds Dickermon 


Sepf 


7 


Thomas Clap 


Son 


Charles Clap 




7 


Ebenezer Tolman 


Son 


Ebenezer Tolman 




14 


Henery Humphrey 


Dau^ 


Mary Ann Humphrey 




14 


Edward Parks 


Dau^ 


Sarah Parks 




28 


Paul Davis Jun^ 


Dau^ 


Lydia Adams Davis 


Ocf 


11 


John Blackman 


Son 


James Blackman 




11 


Thomas Evans 


Dau^" 


Hannah Evans 




18 


Ebenezer Bird 


Dau^ 


Esther Bird 




25 


Joseph Hawes 


Son 


William Hawea 


Nove^ 


1 


Samuel Mellish 


Son 


Stephen Mellish 




8 


Elijah Davis 


Dau^ 


Ann Davis 


Dec"" 


6 


Lemuel Robinson 


Dau^ 


Elizabeth Robinson 




6 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Dau^ 


Anne Tileston 






48 Hath Received Bapt 


ism thif 


5 Year 1772 


1773 
Jany"" 


17 


Ichabod Wisewell 


Dau^ 


Mary Wiswell 


Febyr 


7 


Jesseniah Thayer 


Dau'- 


Lydia Thayer 




7 


Jonathan Holden 


Dau^ 


Mary Ann Holden 




21 


Joseph Devemport 


Son 


John Devemport 




28 


Isreal Beels 


Dau'- 


Elizabeth Beels 


March 


14 


James Kilton 


Son 


Thomas Kilton 




14 


Samuel Belcher 


Dau'- 


Rachel Belcher 


May 


30 


Aron Bird 


Son 
[481 


John Bird 


May 


30 


Abraham Howe 


Son 


James Blake Howe 


Juley 


4 


Isaac Devemport 


Son 


Daniel Devemport 




4 


Aron Rumery 


Son 


John Rumery 




4 


Stephen Ferington 


Son 


William Ferington 




26 


Edward WiUiams 


Dauf 


Martha Bukley Williams 




26 


John Minor 


Son 


Nathaniel Minor 


Sept^ 


12 


Samuel Munrow 


Dau'" 


Lydia Evans Munrow 


Ocf 

1 


17 


Ebenezer Wilhams 


Son 


Elijah Williams 



236 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



[July 



Dec' 


19 


Samuel Howe J' 


Dau' 


Lydia Howe 








Samuel Pierce 


Dau' 


Abigal Pierce 








John Pierce 


Son 


John Pierce 








Ezra Badlam 


Son 


Ezra Badlam 








John Howe 


Dau' 


Rachel Howe 








Edward Glover 


Dau' 


Mary Glover 








Samuel WithingtonT'^^ 


Son 


Samuel Withington 








29 Hath Receiv'd Bapt 


ism this Year 1773 




1774 












Jany^ 


2 


Samuel Tolman 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Tolman 






2 


Thomas Tolman 


Dau' 


Lydia Tolman 






2 


Ezra Clap 


Dau' 


Susannah Clap 






23 


Sam" White 


Son 


Sam" White 






23 


Elijah Jones 


Son 


WiUiam Jones 




March 


6 


Sam" Clap 


Dau' 
[491 


Jemime Clap 




May 


1 


Ezekiel Tolman 


Son 


Moses Tolman 






1 


Ebenezer Maxfield 


Dau' 


Ann Maxfield 






1 


Abner Clap 


Son 


Oliver Clap 






29 


John Blackman 


'Son 


Stephen Blackman 






29 


John Bradley 


Dau' 


Marcy Green Bradley 




June 


26 


Daniel Ohver 


Dau' 


Susannah Oliver 






26 


William Munrow 


Son 


Thomas Evans Munrow 






26 


Seth Blake 


Son 


Bill Blake 




August 


15 


Jonathan Blake 


Son 


James Blake 






21 


John Spurr 


Dau' 


Rebekah Spurr 






21 


Joseph Clap 


Son 


Joseph Clap 




Sept'^ 


18 


Samuel Holden 


Dau' 


Susannah Holden 






18 


Joseph Hawes 


Son 


John Hawes 






18 


Joseph Devemport 


Son 


Edward Devemport 


* 


Oct' 


2 


Samuel Maxfield 


Dau' 


Susannah Maxfield y® first 


M' 










Everet Baptized 




2 


Ehhu Kilton 


Dau' 


Abigal Kilton 






2 


Francis Deluce 


Son 


Thomas Deluce 






16 


Timothy Tileston 


Dau' 


Francis Tileston 






16 


Lemuel Clap 


Son 
[50] 


Richard Clap 




Oct' 


16 


Joseph Langley 


Son 


Joseph Langley 






16 


John Munrow 


Dau' 


Lucy Munrow 






23 


Samuel Belcher 


Dau' 


Nabbe Belcher 






23 


Ebenezer Tolman J' 


Son 


Thomas Jones Tolman 






23 


Lem" Colyer oned the Covenant & Receiv'd Baptism 




Nove' 


6 


Abraham Wheeler 


Son 


Abraham Wheeler 






6 


John Tolman J"" 


Dau' 


Jemime Tolman 




Dec' 


4 


Timothy Wales 


Dau' 


Ruth Wales 






4 


Paul Davis J' 


Son 


Zacceus Davis 






4 


Ebenezer Hall 


Dau' 


Loas Hall 






11 


Ezekiel Tileston 


Dau' 


Jane Hill Tileston 






11 


Nathaniel Titeston 


Dau' 


Eunice Tilison 






25 


Samuel Leeds J' 


Son 


Nathaniel Leeds 






25 


John Pierce 


Dau' 


Sarah Pierce 








39 Hath Receiv'd Bapt 


ism this Year 1774 




1775 












Jany' 


1 


D' James Baker 


Dau' 


Elizabeth Baker 





1914] 



Dorchester First Church Baptisms 



237 





1 


Ebenezer Glover 


Son 


Benjamin Woodworth Glover 




22 


Jonathan Leeds 


Son 
[511 


Alexander Glover* 


Jany^ 


22 


Hopstill Hall 


Son 


Jonathan Hall 




22 


Richard Hall J^ 


Dau'- 


Mary Hall 


March 


5 


Eijah Jones 


Dau^ 


Elizabeth Jones 




19 


John Leeds 4 


Dau" 


Abigal Jerusha Susannah & Nancy 
Leeds 




19 


Ichabod Wisweel 


Dau'^ 


Esther Wisweel 




19 


Jonathan Holden 


Son 


Ezkiel Holden 




26 


Jeddediah Thare 


Dau^ 


Lydia Thare 


April 


2 


Paul HaU 


Son 


Stephen Hall 




2 


Ebenezer Bird 


Son 


James Bird 




2 


Alexander Glover 


Dau^ 


Rebekah Glover 


May 


14 


Barnod Capen 


Son 


Lemuel Capen 


f 


28 


Ezra Badlam 


Son 


Ezra Badlam 




28 


John Baker Jun'' 


Dau^ 


Ann Baker Her Mother died 
When she was born 


Juley 


16 


Wilham Sumner 


Son 


William Sumner 


August 


13 


Isaac Devemport 


Dau^ 


Esther Devemport 




13 


^Yilliam Blake 


Son 


Lemuel Blake 




20 


John Capen Jun^ 


Son 


Edward Capen 


Sept'- 


10 


John Capen 


Dau"^ 
[52] 


Susannah Capen 


Sept^ 


17 


Samuel Mellish J^ 


Son 


Samuel Mellish 


Oct^ 


1 


Aron Bird 


Son 


Abraham Bird 




8 


Ezkiel Birds 


Dau^ 


Hannah Holden Bird 




15 


Samuel Withington Tar^ Dau'^ 


Jane Withington 




15 


Joseph Clap J'^ 


Dau"- 


Abigal Glover Clap 




22 


Roland Hall 


These 3 Persons oned 




22 


PcUetiah Hall 


the Covenant 




22 


Poly Blake 


& Receiv'd Baptism 


Nove^ 


5 


Thomas Macrate 


Dau'- 


Margret Macrate of Roxbry 




5 


Samuel Mellish 


Dau^ 


EUnice Mellish 




5 


Ebenezer Maxfield 


Dau^ 


Joe Maxfield 




12 


Ezekiel Tolman 


Son 


Phinehas Tolman 




12 


Seth Blake 


Dau^- 


Sally Blake 




12 


Jacob Bird 


Son 


Jacob Bird 




12 


Aron Rumery 


Son 


David Rumery 




12 


Pero a Negro Man on'd the Covenant & Received Baptism 




26 


The Revd M^ 










Moses Everet 


Son 


Moses Everet 


Dec^ 


3 


John Howe 


Son 


Joseph How 




3 


Nabbe Wilson on'd the Covenant & Received Baptism 




10 


Sam'l Pierce 


Son 
[53] 


George Pierce 


Dec^ 


10 


Mehetable Blake 


Son 


James Bruce 




10 


John Robinson Negro's Baptised Febe & Sepeo 




17 


Ebenezer Wales 


Daur 


Nancy Wales 




31 


Desire Tolman 


Son 


William Tolman 




31 


Elisha Clap Decs** 


Son 


Elisha Clap 






50 Hath Receiv'd Ba 


iptism this Year 1775 



* Alexander Leeds (town records). 



238 



Records at Nassau, New Providence 



[July 



1776 










Jany*" 


14 


James Baker y^ 3^ 


Son 


Phinehas Baker 




28 


Benjamin Lyon 


Dau'^ 


Thankfull Lyon 


Feby'' 


11 


Sam^l Sumner 


Dau^ 


Susannah Sumner of Roxbury 




25 


Mary Walker 


DauJ- 


Soffia Walker 


March 


3 


William Blake 


Son 


Wilham Blake 




10 


Jonathan Blake 


Dau^ 


Patience Blake 




17 


Arnol Wells 


Dau' 


Hannah Jones Wells 


April 


7 


Noah Clap 


Dau^ 


Lucy Clap 




7 


John Blackman 


Son 


James Blackman 




7 


Joseph Devemport 


Son 


Jason Devemport 




14 


Joseph Blake 


Dau"^ 


Eunice Blake 




21 


Ebenezer Withington 










Tar* 


Dau'" 


EUzabeth Baker Withington 
Her Mother Died 
She being 15 Days old 




21 


Ebenezer Robinson Decs^ Dau^ 


Ann Robinson 


• 


21 


Lenard Miller 


Son 
[54] 


Joseph Miller of Milton 


April 


28 


Thomas Tolman 


Dau^ 


Weightstill Tolman 


May 


26 


Edward Blake 


Son 


Thomas Blake 


June 


16 


John Goff 


Son 


Jesse Goff 




30 


Lemuel Clap 


Son 


Ehsha Clap 




30 


Edward Glover 


Son 


Lewis Glover 


Juley 


28 


Elijah Tolman 


Dau^ 


Susannah I^uis Tolman 


August 


18 


Ebenezer Capen 


Dau"- 


Elizabeth Capen 




25 


James Robinson 


Son 


Stephen Robinson 


Sepf 


1 


Mary Tolman 


Son 


William W^alker 




1 


Jane Williams 


Dau^^ 


Molly Atherton 




22 


Joseph Langley 


Son 


Edmond How Langley 




29 


John Pierce 


Dau^ 


Molly Pierce 


Nove^ 


3 


Sam'^ Belcher 


Son 


Sam" Belcher 




17 


Jonas Tolman 


Daur 


Susannah Tolman 


Dec^ 


1 


Sam" Maxfield 


Dau^ 


Lucy Maxfield 




1 


John Capen 


Son 


John Capen 




1 


Sam" Tolman 


Son 


Edward Tolman 




1 


Phinehas Hold en 


Dau^ 


Patte Hold en 




15 


Nathaniel Tileston 


Son 


Ebenezer Devemport Tiliston 




22 


Sam" Mellish J'^ 


Dau'" 


Betse Mellish 




29 


Jonathan Bird 


Dau'- 


Sarah Bird 






35 Hath Receiv'd Rapt 


ism this 


Year 1776 






[To be concluded] 



BURIAL RECORDS AND INSCRIPTIONS 

AT NASSAU, NEW PROVIDENCE 

Communicated by Alfred Johnson, Litt. D., of Boston, Mass. 

The following records and inscriptions were copied by the writer 
during a visit to Nassau, New Providence, in March 1914. The 
records of burial were taken from the Burial Books of St. Matthew's 
Parish, the oldest parish at Nassau, and comprise all the burial 
entries during the first half of the nineteenth century that refer to 



1914] 



Records at Nassau, New Providence 



239 



persons who were obviously Americans. They consist of seventeen 
entries from Book 1, which begins in 1802, and three entries from 
Book 2, and they are given in chronological order. The inscriptions 
are believed to include all the inscriptions at Nassau, at present 
legible, which give evidence of referring to persons who came to that 
place from the territory now forming the United States. Among 
them may be found the names of some of the American Loyalists 
who emigrated to Nassau at the time of the Revolution. 

From the Burial Books of St. Matthew's Parish 



May. 9. 1803. 

Apr. 5. 1809 

August 12, 1810 
Sept. 3. 1810. 
January 18^^^ 1812 
Sept. 7^^ 1812, 
Sept. 13, 1814. 
Oct. 19. 1814 

January 19^^ 1816, 
March 6^^ 1816. 
Apr. 9. 1816. 
Sept. 12th 1818. 

August 29th 1820 
Dec. 17. 1820, 
June 7, 1821 
June 19^^^ 1822 
Oct. 31, 1826. 



Mrs. Mary Sampson, wife of James Sampson, Esq., 
late of East Florida,, aged 59 Years. 

William Rinelander of New York aged 28 years 
interred in church yard. 

Mr. Davis late from South Carolina. Interred. 

Joseph Burns from New York. 

Capt. Thomas Misplee from N. York. 

Jeremiah Butler a native of Durham Connecticut. 

James Wilcocks a native of Philadelphia. 

Samuel Driggs, Master Mariner. A native of Middle- 
town State of Connecticut, aged abt. 51 years 

Lewis Thompson — a native of South Carolina. 

Mrs. Margaret Askey a native of Georgia. 

Mr. Night a native of Boston. 

J'^o Egan, a planter of East Florida, who was drowned 
in the Harbour. 

WiUiam Atwell, a native of America. 

Thomas Johnson formerly of East Florida. 

Seth D. Plympton a native of America (constable) 

Samuel Pearce (shoemaker) a native of N. America. 

Thomas Cunningham (mariner) a native of North 
America died the 30*^ aged 40 years. 

James, Yoarison (an American soldier) April 7, 1849, 
about 18 >TS. 

Alfred B. Ockerman. (American seaman) l^*' Septem- 
ber 1849 aged 22 years. 

Samuel E. Rand American seaman 18 Sept. 1849. 
49 yrs. 

Inscription from the Western Esplanade 

In Memory of Isaac son of Stephen and Patienc® Brayton of Newport in 
Rhode Island died Jan'-y Ye 6^^^ 1742/3 in Ye SO^^ Year of his age.* 

From Tablets in Christ Church (the Cathedral) 

Under this stone lieth interred the body of Thomas Michael Carter son of 
the Rev. Robert Carter & Jane his wife who dep: this Life Jan. the 27, 1763 
in the 17 year of his age. 

Here Lies inteired the Body of Elizabeth Dixon Late of Philadelphia, Widow, 
who departed this Life the 18^^ of Sepf 1779 aged 54 years. 

Sacred to the Memory of William Moss Esquire born at Huyton in the County 
of Lancaster, and Kingdom of Great Britain but who past the greatest 
Portion of the last twenty four years of his life in Georgia East Florida, 

* Thia inscription is on a slate gravestone that is set in the concrete sea wall of tho 
western end of the Esplanade, west of Nassau. 



240 Records at Nassau, New Providence [July 

and these Islands where he died on the 9*^ day of Dec^ 1796 aged 45 years. 
[A verse follows.] 

From the Old Cemetery on the Parade Ground 

Here lieth the Bodies of Ann Brown & Elizabeth Mannsell Daughters of 
John & Susanna Brown Ann Brown was born the 20 day of August 1761 & 
died the 16^^ day of July 1765 and Elizabeth Mannsell was born the 218* 
day of February 1755 and died the 6 day of May 1784. 

Here lieth the Bodies of John Brown and Ann Grant Son and Daughter of 
John & Susanna Brown John Brown was born the 12^^ day of December 
1757, and died the 17 day of January 1786. And Anna Grant was born the 
3 day of December 1763 and died the 29*^ day of November 1787 

Sacred to the Memory, of Mrs. Mary Johnson the wife of WilHam Johnson 
and Daughter of John and Mary Petty who departed this life July 31, 1802 
aged 34 years six months and 25 days. [A verse follows.] 

Here lieth interred. Thomas Pinckney late Mr & S.- Cargo of the Sloop 
Adventure of Charles Town, S° Carohna who living, Justly obtained the 
Character of a Man of strict Honour and Probity and is now as justly 
lamented by all who knew him He departed this Hfe ye 6*^ of May A.D. 
1733 in the 31^* year of his age To whose Memory This stone is grate- 
fully dedicated By his most affectionate Brother Charles Pinckney of 
Charles Town aforesaid Esq. as a Monument Sacred to that Friendship 
Which ever subsisted between them Vivit post Funera Virtus 

Sacred to the Memory of John Whippo of a Respectable family in Connec- 
ticut North America Who died on this Island June 30*^ 1799 in the 17^ 
Year of his age 

From the Cemetery of St. Matthew's Church 

Beneath this stone lies interred the earthly remains of Elizabeth Jane Ander- 
son wife of the Honorable George Campbell Anderson. Her Majesty's 
Attorney General for the Bahamas. She died on the 1 day of October A.D. 
1811 aged 31 years after a lengthened Ulness which she endiu'ed with the 
calm and quiet resignation of the true christian leaving a fond husband and 
a young and only child together with a large circle of relatives and friends 
to lament her early death. [At the top of the stone is a coat of arms.] 

In Memory of Elizabeth M. Anderson wife of the late Dr. Anderson of 
Virginia, U.S.A., for many years resident in Cuba, died 25 January 1849. 

In the same grave* Ues interred the remains of Georgina Hill, infant daughter 
of George Campbell Anderson Esquire who was born on the first of June 
1855 and died on the following day. 

Beneath this stone Ues interred the body of John Anderson, Esquire who 
departed this life on the 6*^ day of August A.D. 1838 aged 76 Years. Mr. 
Anderson was born in New York, then a British possession on the 18*^ of 
June 1762. Early in life he entered as a midshipman on board His Britanic 
Majesties Ship Experiment commanded by James Wallace in which vessel, 
he was in four different engagements, in the last of which the Experiment 
was captured by a French fleet. Mr. Anderson having procured his 
release returned to America then the Theatre of the Revolutionary War 
and having obtained an Ensigncy in the British Army. He continued in 
active service during the whole of that war, at the conclusion of which he 
retired on half pay and eventually settled in the Island in the Year 1782 
where by a steady course of upright conduct he gained for himself the esteem 
and respect of all who knew him. [On this stone is a coat of arms, similar 
to that on stone of Elizabeth Jane Anderson.] 

* The grave of Elizabeth Jane Anderson. 



1914] Records at NassaUy New Providence 241 

Here lies interred the earthly remains of Susanna H. Anderson relict of the 
late John Anderson Esq. Who departed this life on the 14*^ day of December 
1845 in the 83^^ year of her age. Mrs. Anderson was born in the city of 
Savannah in the Province of Georgia when a possession of Great Britain 
on the ll*ii of April 1763 & resided in this Colony for the last 60 Years of 
her life dm-ing which long period her exemplary conduct in the various 
relations of life obtained for her the respect & Esteem of all who knew her 
& her memory will be long cherished with affectionate remembrance by 
her children and a numerous circle of Relatives and Friends [At the top of 
the stone is a coat of arms, similar to that on stone of Elizabeth Jane Anderson.] 

In memory of Robert Inston Born in Mobile Alabama Jan. 4. 1828 Died in 
Nassau N.P. Aug. 20. 1865 Also his wife EUza Inston born in Mobile Ala. 
Feb. 7 1832 Died in Nassau N.P. Dec. 13, 1863. 

In Memory of Margaret Petit born in Mobile Ala. Feb. 10*^ 1812 died in 
Nassau July 2^^ i863. 

Sacred to the memory of Captain J. H. Smith of Charleston S. C. Who de- 
parted this life Nov. 5*^ 1862 aged 39 years Erected by his beloved wife. 

Elizabeth P. Stockman daughter of Jacob & Harriet Stockman Born in Phila- 
delphia, Pa. Died in Nassau Aug. 9. 1896 A Patient Sufferer at Rest. 

Sacred to the Memory of the honorable John Storr, a native, of St. Augustine 
Florida, and during many years an upright and useful member of her 
Majesties Council for these Islands. He Was born 1783 and died at Nassau 
July 2^^^ 1846. As a Merchant largely connected with the commerce of 
this Colony, as a Philanthropist always among the first to identify him- 
self with any movement to advance the happiness of his adopted country — 
As a Husband and Father gentle, faithful and sincere — in every relation 
of life he was respected and beloved by all classes of society in this Colony. 
His death is regretted as a private woe, or a public calamity. His sorrow- 
ing widow erects this tablet as a frail record of his Virtues. Jesus said 
unto her thy brother Shall rise again John. 11. 23. 

Sacred to the Memory of EUza Storrs widow of the late Honorable John 
Storrs a member of her Majestie,s Council and a highly respected Merchant 
of this Colony. The Piety charity benevolence, sincerity and kind dis- 
position of Mrs. Storrs secured to her the warmest feeling of affection and 
regard of her friends and acquaintances and esteem and respect of the entire 
community. She died universally regretted on the sixth day of November 
1855 in the 66 year of her age. 

From the Western Cemetery, known also as "Potter's Field" 

Sacred to the Memory of Ann the wife of Wilham Brown late of Philadelphia, 
N.A. who departed this Life on the 15*^ of February 1811 aged 29 years 

Augustus Thayer son of the Hon. Patrick Brown and Harriot his wife Born 
Aug. 30, 1816. Died May 12, 1822. 

In Memory of the Honorable Patrick Brown, who departed this life June 15, 
1845. in the 77th year of his age. He was Senior Member of Her Majesty's 
Council of these Islands and for many years held the offices of Registrar 
of the Court of Vice Admiralty and Assistant Justice of the General Court. 

In Memory of Patrick Henry Brown Son of the Hon. Patrick Brown Esq: 
and Harriot, his wife. He was born 6 Nov. 1812, and departed this life 
13 March, 1815 In Memory also of their Infant twin daughters interred 
25 May 1815. 

In Memorj^ of Sarah Brown, daughter of Philip Brown, Esq. and Susannah 
his wife, and the beloved Sister of the Hon. Patrick Brown She died Oct. 5, 
1840 aged 68 years. 



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242 Friends^ Records at Vassalborough, Me. [July 

In Memory of Mrs. Margaret Cunningham wife of General Robert Cunning- 
■ ham who died on the 26^^ of March 1815 In the 76*^^ year of her age 

In Memory of General Robert Cunningham who was exiled from his native 
country In the American Revolution For his attachment to his King and 
the laws of his country. He acted as a Colonel of a Regiment In the Royal 
Army and General of the Loyal Militia of South Carohna. He died on 
the 9*^ of February 1813 In the 75*^ year of his age. 

Here rest the Remains, of Daniel D'Oyley Junior, M.D. of Charleston, South 
Carolina who died of a consumption in this Island on the 14^^^ day of 
February A.D. 1816 aged 31 years. 

Sacred to the memory of Mary Hunt The wife of Thomas Hunt of Charles- 
ton South Carolina She died on the 7^^ of August xlnno Domini 1802 aged 
24 years. 

In Memory of Abby Dickinson Kirkwood wife of William Kirkwood, M.D. 
for 52 years. Born at Hadley, Mass. April 12, 1813 Died Oct. 21, 1888.* 

In Memory of William Kirkwood, M.D. Member of the Legislative Council 
Bahamas Born at Belfast, Ireland, April 27, 1814 Died Dec. 9, 1888.t 

Here lieth the Remains of Major Christopher Neeley, Who was banished from 
his native Country in the American Revolution for his Attachment to his 
ICing and the Laws of his Country, He acted as a Major in the Loyal 
mihtia, and a Captain of a Company in a Provincial Regiment in the 
Royal Army. He died the 26^^ of April 1807 aged 63 Years. 

Underneath this Stone Lie Interred the remains of Sarah, w^fe of John L. 
Pintard (a native of New Jersey) Who was born in the year, 1751 and de- 
parted this Life Feb. 5*^ 1812 aged 61 Years. 

Lorenzo Snow of New York City. Born in Amherst, Mass. May 4^^ 1804, 
Died in Nassau N.P. Feb. 10, 1883 A Christian. 

Sacred to the memory of Frederick Stevens Purser in the Navy, of the 
United States, Born September lO^i^ 1818, Died July U^^ 1843 This 
tomb has been erected by his. Brother officers of the Boxer. 

Sacred to the memory of James Thayer Son of Williams Thayer, Esquire 
of Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America. Far from his 
native home adorned and supported by every Cln-istian Virtue he expired 
on this Island August 2l3<^ 1817, In the 21^^ Year of his age. Blessed with 
uncommon talents early devoted to literary and scientific pursuits, he 
was the pride of the University in his Native State at which he graduated 
September 7, 1814. 

*'0 hopes dissolved! Oh prospects all decayed! 
O dawn of glory, opening but to fade! 
Pleased we beheld thy early laurels bloom 
Nor knew they were a trophy for thy tomb!" t 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
AT VASSALBOROUGH, ME. 

Communicated by Hon. Henry Sewall Webster, A.M., of Gardiner, Me. 

[Continued from page 169] 

[Records of Marriage Certificates, Continued] 

Daniel Runnels, son of Benjamin Runnels of China, County of Kennebec, § 
and Rebeccah his wife, and Mary Allen, daughter of Peter Allen of Vassal- 

* This inscription is on a large tomb. 

t This inscription is on the same large tomb on which the preceding inscription is cut. 

t This inscription is on a gravestone in the lot of Hon. Patrick Brown. 

§ Followed by the words: "and State of Maine.". 



1914] Friends^ Records at Vassalhorough, Me. 243 

boro, Coiintv and State aforesaid, deceased, and Patience his wife, in Vassal- 
boro, 28, U mo., 1822. 

John Estes of China, County of Kennebec, son of Simeon Estes of Raymond, 
County of Cumberland,* and Hannah his wife, and Anna Austin of Vassal- 
boro, daughter of Ebenezer Austin of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and 
State aforesaid, and Phebe his wife, both deceased, in Vassalboro, 26, 12 mo., 
1822. 

Ehjah Cook of Vassalboro, son of John Cook of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Judith Meder, daughter of Micajah 
Meder of Vassalboro, County and State aforesaid, and Sarah his wife, in 
Vassalboro, 26, 8 mo., 1824. 

Joseph Cook of Vassalboro, son of John Cook of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Sarah Hobby, daughter of Remington 
Hobby of Vassalboro, Countj^ aforesaid, deceased, and Margaret his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 27, 10 mo., 1824. 

Stephen Wing of Vassalboro, son of Stephen Wing of Sidney, County of 
Kennebec,* and Dorothy his wife, and Rebecca Starkey, daughter of Moses 
Starkey of Vassalboro, County aforesaid, and Eunice his wife, deceased, in 
Vassalboro, 27, 12 mo., 1820. 

John Pinkham of Gardiner, son of Elijah Pinkham of Gardiner, County of 
Kennebec,* and Abigail his wdfe, and Mary Coleman, daughter of Christo- 
pher Coleman of Bristol, County of Lincoln, and Sally his wife, in Gardiner, 
27, 9 mo., 1821. 

Abner Hoxie of Plantation No. 1, son of Isaac Hoxie of Sidney, County 
of Kennebec,* and Amy his wife, deceased, and Lydia Rogers, daughter of 
Thomas Rogers of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, 
and Mary his wife, in Vassalboro, 19, 1 mo., 1825. 

Isaac Hawkes, son of Lemuel Hawkes of China, County of Kennebec,* 
and Abigail his wife, and Esther Hobby, daughter of Remington Hobby, Jr., 
of Vassalboro, County and State aforesaid, deceased, and Margaret his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 21, 9 mo., 1825. 

Ptobert Cook of Vassalboro, son of John Cook of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Susan Leonard, daughter of Caleb 
Leonard of Jefferson, County of Lincoln,* and Lucy his wife, deceased, in 
Vassalboro, 22, 9 rno., 1825. 

Asa Morrell of Falmouth, son of Peter Morrell of Berwick, County of 
York,* and Hannah his wife, both deceased, and Cyntha Dow, daughter 
of Paul Dow of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, deceased, and Lydia his 
wife, in Vassalboro, 27, 10 mo., 1825. 

Moses Taber of Vassalboro, son of Jacob Taber of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, deceased, and Phebe P. Sweat, daughter of 
Curtis Sweat of Windham, County of Cumberland and State aforesaid, and 
Loranah his wife, in Vassalboro, 3, 1 mo., 1827. 

William Gifford, son of Isaiah Gifford of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* 
and Hannah his wife, and Rachel Meeder, daughter of Micajah Meeder of 
Vassalboro, County aforesaid, and Sarah his wife, in Vassalboro, 25, 1 mo., 
1827. 

Peter M. Stackpole of Berwick, son of Thomas Stackpole of Berwick, 
County of York,* deceased, and Sarah his wife, and Mary Dow, daughter 
of Paul Dow of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, deceased, and Lydia hie 
wife, in Vassalboro, 30, 5 mo., 1828. 

Joseph Allen of Vassalborough, County of Kennebec,* son of Pelatiah 
Allen of Windliam, County of Cumberland and State aforesaid, and Hannah 
his wife, both deceased, and Lydia Russel, daughter of Richard Russel of 
Vassalborough and Lydia his wife, both decea.sed, in Vassalborough, 31, 
1 mo., 1828. 

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244 Friends^ Records at Vassalhorough^ Me. [July 

Robert Winslow of Vassalboro, son of William Winslow of Falmouth, 
County of Cumberland,* and Phebe his wife, deceased, and Phebe Taber, 
daughter of Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Lydia 
his wife, in Vassalboro, 27, 8 mo., 1828. 

Jedediah Jepson of China, son of John Jepson of China, County of Kenne- 
bec,* and Lydia his wife, both deceased, and Rebecca Meeder, daughter of 
Micajah Meeder, County and State aforesaid, and Sarah his wife, in Vassal- 
boro, 27, 11 mo., 1828. 

Samuel Hussey of Vassalboro, son of Pelatiah Hussey of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Mercy his wife, and Sarah I. Starkey, daughter 
of Abner Rogers of Berwick, County of York, deceased, and Jennet his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 24, 12 mo., 1828. 

Hezekiah Pope of Vassalboro, son of Ebenezar Pope of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Rebecca Wing, daughter of Moses 
Starkey of Vassalboro, County aforesaid, and Eunice his wife, deceased, in 
Vassalboro, 25, 11 mo., 1829. 

John Winslow of Albion, son of Oliver Winslow of Albion, County of 
Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Lydia Ramsdell, daughter of George 
Ramsdell of Hallowell, County of Kennebec, and Eunice his wife, both 
deceased, in Vassalboro, 22, 9 mo., 1830. 

Benjamin W. Goddard, son of Israel Goddard of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebec,* and Lusana his mfe, and Bethiah Pope, daughter of Ebenezar 
Pope of Vassalboro aforesaid and Sarah his wife, in Vassalboro, 23, 9 mo., 
1830. 

Jabez Jenkins, Jr., of Winslow, son of Jabez Jenkins of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* and Elizabeth his wife, deceased, and Sarah Nichols, daughter 
of John Nichols of Winslow, County of Kennebec and State -aforesaid, and 
Abigail his wife, in Vassalboro, 25, 9 mo., 1828. 

Benjamin Jepson of China, son of John Jepson of China, County of Kenne- 
bec,* and Lydia his wife, deceased, and Patience Meader, daughter of Mica- 
jah Meader of Albion, County aforesaid, and Sarah his wife, in Vassalboro, 
2, 6 mo., 1831. 

John B. Hawks of Vassalboro, son of Nathaniel Hawks of Winslow, County 
of Kennebec,* and Hannah his wife, both deceased, and Betliiah Taber, 
daughter of Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Lydia 
his wife, in Vassalboro, 26, 10 mo., 1831. 

Sewell G. Robinson of Vassalboro, son of Daniel Robinson of China and 
Ruth his wife, and Mary Weeks, daughter of Butler Weeks of Vassalboro 
County of Kennebec,* and Eliza his wife, in Vassalboro, 22, 5 mo., 1833. 

Joseph H. Cole of Vassalborough, son of Isaac Cole of Vassalboro ugh, 
County of Kennebec,* and Anna his wife, both deceased, and Fanny Robin- 
son, daughter of David Robinson of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* and 
Sarah his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 31, 5 mo., 1832. 

Isaiah Fry of Vassalboro, son of Joshua Fry of Vassalboro, County [of 
Kennebec],* and Mary his wife, and Mary Goddard of Vassalboro, daughter 
of Robert Goddard of Sidney, County and State aforesaid, and Clmstiana 
his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 31, 10 mo., 1833. 

Robert Goddard of Vassalboro, son of Israel Goddard of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Lusana his wife, and Patience Allen, daughter of 
Peter Allen of Vassalboro, County and State aforesaid, and Patience his wife, 
deceased, in Vassalboro, 26, 6 mo., 1834. 

William Campbell, Jr., of Vassalboro, son of William Campbell of Sanger- 
ville. County of Penobscot,* and Martha his wife, and Nabby T. Hobby, 
daughter of Gideon Hobby of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, deceased, 
and Sally his wife, in Vassalboro, 24, 12 mo., 1834. 

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1914] Friends' Records at VassaTborough, Me. 245 

Jacob Taber of Vassalboro, son of Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* and Lydia his wife, and Hepzibah Pope, daughter of Ebenezer 
Pope of Vassalboro and Sarah his wife, both deceased, in Vassalboro, 23, 
10 mo., 1834. 

Noah Farr, Jr., of Gardiner, County of Kennebec,* son of Noah Farr and 
Abigail his wife, and Ehza Meader, daughter of Valentine Meader of Vassal- 
boro, County and State aforesaid, and Phebe his deceased wife, in Vassalboro, 
27, 1 mo., 1836. 

Charles Nichols of Vassalboro, son of Sajnuel Nichols of Berwick, County 
of York,* deceased, and Dorcas his wife, and Esther Owen, daughter of 
Nathaniel Owen of China, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, and 
Phebe his wife, in Vassalboro, 5, 5 mo., 1836. 

David Robinson of Vassalboro, son of Samuel Robinson of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* deceased, and Lydia his wife, and Mary Chase, 
daughter of John Chase of Windham, County of Cumberland and State 
aforesaid, deceased, and Mercy his wife, in Vassalboro, 26, 11 mo., 1829. 

Daniel Holway of Sand^vich, son of Stephen Holway of Sandwich, County 
of Barnstable and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Rebecca his wife, 
deceased, and Lydia Nichols, daughter of Stephen Nichols of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Lydia his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 2, 11 mo., 
1837. 

Moses Osborne of Winslow, son of Moses Osborne of Weare, County of 
Flillsboro and State of New Hampshire, deceased, and Ruth his wife, and 
Phebe W. Stuart, daughter of James Stuart of Vassalboro, County of Kenne- 
bec,* and Eunice his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 28, 9, 1837. 

Benjamin Worth, Jr., of Vassalboro, son of Benjamin Worth of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Phebe his wife, deceased, and Mary Robinson, 
daughter of Samuel Robinson of Vassalboro, County aforesaid, deceased, 
and Lydia his wife, in Vassalboro, 28, 6 mo., 1838. 

Isaac Robinson of Portland, son of Timothy Robinson of Windham, 
County of Cumberland,* and Salome his wife, and Ann C. Keith, daughter 
of Joseph Rowland of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Sarah his wife, 
in V^assalboro, 27, 2 mo., 1839. 

WiUiam Wrecks of Vassalboro, son of Butler Weeks of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* and Eliza his wife, and Mary G. Robinson, daughter of Daniel 
Robinson of China, County aforesaid, and Ruth his wife, in Vassalboro, 
25, 9 mo., 1839. 

[End of Book I] 

Zaccheus Goddard of Vassalboro, son of Israel Goddard of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Lusanna his \vife, and Miriam Allen, daughter 
of Peter Allen of Vassalboro, County aforesaid, deceased, and Patience his 
wife, in Vassalboro, 28, 4 mo., 1836. 

George R. Buffum of Vassalboro, son of Isaac Buffum of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Sarah his wife, and Lydia H. Taber, daughter of 
Barnabas Taber of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, and Lydia his wife, 
in Vassalboro, 22, 3 mo., 1836. 

Josiah Jones of China, County of Kenne})ec, son of Stephen Jones of 
Brunswick, County of Cumberland,* and Eunice his wife, and Ann Pope 
of Vassalboro, daughter of Oliver Winslow of AlVnon, County of Kennebec, 
and Sarah his wife, deceased, in Vassalboro, 23, 11 mo., 1837. 

James Coombs of Albion, son of Jonathan Coombs of Albion, County of 
Kennebec,* deceased, and Hannah Nichols, daughter of Stephen Nichols of 
Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, in Vassalboro, 24, 9 mo., 1840. 

Levi Gardner of Vassalboro, son of Benjamin Gardner of China, County 

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246 Friends' Records at Vassalhorough, Me. [July 

of Kennebec * and Phebe his ^ife, and Eliza Paddock daughter of Francis 
Paddock of Nantucket, County of Nantucket, deceased, and Mary his wife, 

in Vassalboro, 23, 9 mo., 1841. _ . , ^ r. r ^ t f nv,^r^o 

Jeremiah R. Jones of China, son of Josiah and Comfort Jones of China, 
County of Kennebec,* and Phebe Pope of Vassalboro, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Sarah Pope of Vassalboro, County and State aforesaid, both deceased, 

^^ George T^ber of Vassalboro,' son of Daniel Taber of Vassalboro, County of 
Kennebec * and Rebecca his wife, and Esther B. Pope, daughter of Ebenezer 
Pope of Vkssalboro, County of Kennebec, and Sarah his v^^ie, both deceased, 
in Vassalboro, 28, 4 mo., 1842. n^„r^+^ nf 

Moses Osborne of Winslow, son of Moses Osborne of Weare, County of 
Hillsborough and State of New Hampshire, and Ruth his wife, both deceased^ 
and Eliza Hussev, daughter of Peter Hussey of Bremen, County of Lincoln, 
and Lucy his wife, in Vassalboro, 24, 10 mo., 18M. rn^^r.iM 

Nathan C Bailey of Winslow, son of Ebenezer Bailey ot Litchfield County 
of Kennebec,* deceased, and Tabitha his wife, and Lydia Douglas, daiigh.er 
of Cornelius Douglas of Winslow, County and State aforesaid, and Phebe 
his wife, in Vassalboro, 22, 5 mo., 1845. Pmrn+v 

William Weeks of Vassalboro, son of Batler Weeks of Vassalboro County 
of Kennebec,* deceased, and Eliza his mfe and Lavima Jenkins, daughter 
of Jabez Jenkins of Winslow, County of Kennebec, and Mary his wife, 
deceased, in Vassalboro, 31, 10 mo., 1844. Tr,r.nphPP * 

John Jones of China, son of Abel Jones of China, Coun^^ of Kennebec 
and Susanna his wife, and Lydia Runnels, daughter of Daniel and Mary 
Runnels of China, in Vassalboro, 30, 9 mo-, 1847. 

Henrv Dudlev of Vassalboro, son of John Dudley of China, County ol 
Kenneb^ec^ and Eunice his wife, and Emily E Pa.-ker, daughter of George 
Parker of Vassalboro and Dehverance his mfe, m \assalboro, 6, 6 mo., 

^^simuel Jones of China, son of Josiah and Mary A. Jones ^f ^hi^a Count^^ 
of Kennebec,* she being deceased, and Margaret B. Nichols, adopted daughter 
of Caleb and Emma Nichols, County and State aforesaid, she being deceased, 

in Vassalboro, 26, 3 mo., 1851. r ^^ j i a+«+« ^f -rv^Hp 

Charles Osborne of Smithfield, County of Providence ff/tate of Rhode 
Island son of John and Elisabeth Osborne of said Smithfield, and Loiusa h. 
ling of Vassalboro, daughter of John D and Ann Elmira Lang of ea.d 
Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* in Vassalboro, 17 mo 184b 

William A. Jones of China, son of Josiah and Mary A Jones of ^^ii a. 
County of Kennebec,* she being deceased, and Mary A Runnels, daug.u.er 
of Daniel and Mary Runnels of China, County and State atoresaid, m East 

""^S^OsboVne^o^-'w^aVe, son of Moses and Ruth Osborne of Weare^ 
County of HiUsborough and State of New Hampshire, deceased, and Lucy 
Owen, daughter ot Nathaniel and Phebe Owen of China, County ot Kenne- 
bec,* deceased, in Vassalboro, 17, 3 mo., 1852. ,..,,,, »ij^;„h of 
Gilbert Aldi'ich ot Vassalboro, son of Jacob and Mehetabel Aldnci. of 
XJxbridge County of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, she be^ng 
deceased!' and Eliza Taber, daughter of Paul Taber of Vassriboro County 
of Kennebec,* deceased, and Elisabeth S. his wife, in Vassalboro, 25, 2 mo., 

^^Clarkson Jones of China, son of Josiah and Mary A. Jones of CW"/- Co""g 
of Kennebec,* she being deceased, and AlvmaP Runnels,. daugliter of Da™ ^ 
and Mary Runnels of China, Comity and State aforesaid, m East \ assaH 
boro, 18, 5 mo., 1853. 

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1914] Friends^ Records at Vassalhoroughy Me. 247 

Clement Rackliff of Unity, son of Benjamin Rackliff of Limington, County 
of York,* deceased, and Sarah his wife, and Margaret Varney of Vassalboro, 
daughter of John Buffum of Berwick, County of York,* and Hannah his wife, 
both deceased, in Vassalboro, 19, 5 mo., 1841. 

Charles G. Pinkham, son of Charles Pinkham of Augusta, County of 
Kennebec,* and Dorothy his \vife, deceased, and Anstress G. Hobby, daugh- 
ter of John Hobby of Winslow, County of Kennebec,* and Phebe his wife, in 
Vassalboro, 24, 9 mo., 1846.- 

William Thomas Willis, formerly Smith, of Jericho, town of Oyster Bay, 
County of Queens and State of New York, son of Samuel Smith and Mary 
his wife, and Lydia Maria Taber, daughter of Daniel Taber and Rebecca his 
wife of the town of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* in Vassalboro, 14, 

5 mo., 1856. 

Stephen N. Taber of Vassalboro, son of Daniel and Rebecca Taber of 
\'assalboro. County of Kennebec,* and Mary E. Pope, daughter of Hezekiah 
and Rebecca Pope in the aforesaid town and county, in Vassalboro, 15, 
11 mo., 1854. 

Joshua G. Bailey of the City of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, son 
of Joshua and Elizabeth L. Bailey of the same place, he being deceased, and 
Theodate Lang, daughter of John D. and Ann Elmira Lang of the town of 
\'assalboro. County of Kennebec,* in Vassalboro, 1, 10 mo., 1856. 

Henry Taber of Vassalboro, son of Daniel Taber of Vassalboro, County 
f Kennebec,* and Rebecca his wife, and Eunice S. Wing, daughter of Stephen 
Wing of Sidney, county aforesaid, deceased, and Rebecca S. his wife, in 
\'assalboro, 22, 5 mo., 1845. 

William H. Bailey of Manchester, son of Timothy and Betsey Bailey of 
Manchester, County of Kennebec,* and Mary C. Nichols, daughter of 
Stephen and Hannah Nichols of Winslow, County and State aforesaid, in 
\'a3salboro, 4, 12 mo., 1856. 

Abram T. Barker of Tiverton, son of Abram and Margaret B. Barker, both 
deceased, of Tiverton, County of Newport and State of Rhode Island, and 
Ellen M. Frye, daughter of Thomas and Lydia P. Frye of Vassalboro, County 
of Kennebec,* in Vassalboro, 22, 4 mo., 1857. 

Benjamin W. Goddard, son of Israel Goddard, deceased, of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Lusana his wife, and Hannah H. Varney, daughter 
of Isaac Smith of Palmyra, County of Somerset and State aforesaid, and 
Sarah his wife, both deceased, in Vassalboro, 23, 9 mo., 1858. 

Joshua Cobb of Limerick, son of Nicholas Cobb of Limerick, County of 
York,* and Desire his wife, and Phebe C. Hobbey, daughter of John Cook of 
Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, in Vassalboro, 18, 

6 mo., 1856. 
David Robinson of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* son of Samuel and 

Lydia Robinson, deceased, and Hannah B. Gardner, daughter of Benjamin 
and Phebe Gardner of China in said county and state, deceased, in East 
Vassalboro, 27, 1 mo., 1859. • 

Charles C. Winslow of Fairfield, son of Daniel and Irene Winslow of 
Fairfield, County of Somerset,* and Susanna G. Frye, daughter of Isaiah 
and Mary Frve of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, in 
Vassalboro, 2o, 10 mo., 1860. 

James H. Cook of Unity, son of Daniel and Elisabeth S. Cook of Unity, 
County of Waldo,* and Olive W. Nichols, daughter of Stephen and Hannah 
P. Nichols of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, deceased, in Vassalboro, 14, 
11 mo., 1860. 

Samuel C. Newhall of Washington, son of Amos and Elisabeth Newhall 
of Washington, County of Knox,* she being deceased, and Jane Y. Partridge, 

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248 Friends' Records at Vassalborough, Me. [July 

daughter of Jacob and Betsey Partridge of Winslow, County of Kennebec 
and State aforesaid, she being deceased, in Vassalboro, 20, 2 mo., 1861. 

Joshua S. Bowerman of Falmouth, son of Barnabas and Virtue R. Bower- 
man, she being deceased, County of Barnstable and State of Massachusetts, 
and Mary T. Buffmn, daughter of George and Lydia Buffum of Vassalboro, 
Cftunty of Kennebec,* in Vassalboro, 22, 5 mo., 1862. 

Paul Wing of Sidney, son of Adam and Esther Wing of , County of 

Kennebec,* she being deceased, and Hannah R. Buffum, daughter of Isaac 
and Sarah Buffum of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec, both deceased, in 
Vassalboro, 24, 6 mo., 1847. 

Charles H. Goddard of China, son of Robert and Patience Goddard of 
Lewston, County of Androscoggin,* and Ann Elmira Nichols, daughter of 
Stephen and Hannah Nichols of Winslow, County of Kennebec,* in Vassal- 
boro, 23, 10 mo., 1862. 

John A. Frye of Vassalboro, son of Isaiah and Mary Frye of Vassalboro, 
County of Kennebec,* and Anna W. Allen, daughter of Stephen and Sarah 
Allen of said Vassalboro, she being deceased, in Vassalboro, 26, 11 mo., 1863. 

Henry A. Jepson of China, son of Abner and Comfort Jepson of China. 
County of Kennebec,* he being deceased, and Almira P. Cook, daughter 
of Elijah and Judith Cook of Vassalboro, County and State aforesaid, in 
East Vassalboro, 25, 10 mo., 1849. 

Charles H. Jones of Vassalboro, son of Charles and Mary C. Jones of 
Brunswick, County of Cmnberland,* both deceased, and Harriet Hamblin, 
daughter of Charles and Content Hamblin of Westbrook, County and State 
aforesaid, he being deceased, in Vassalboro, 29, 6 mo., 1865. 

Stephen Nichols, Jr., of Vassalboro, son of Stephen and Hannah P. Nichols 
of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec* she being deceased, and Louisa J. 
Hobbey, daughter of John and Phel)e C. Hobbey of Winslow, County of 
Kennebec, in Vassalboro, 3, 6 mo., 1852. 

George P. Day of Durham, County of Androscoggin,* son of Isaiah and 
Deborah Day of Brunswick, County of Cumberland and State aforesaid, 
he being deceased, and Sarah P. Estes, daughter of Thomas and Phebe Estes 
of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec and State aforesaid, she being deceased, 
in Vassalboro, 22, 1 mo., 1868. 

Henry Taber of Vassalboro, son of Daniel and Rebecca Taber of Vassal- 
boro, County of Kennebec,* she being deceased, and Lavinia J. Weeks, 
daughter of Jabez and Mary Jenkins of Winslow, County of Kennebec, she 
being deceased, in Vassalboro, 14, 3 mo., 1871. 

Lindley H. Jones of Lynn, Mass., son of Lemuel and Huldah Jones of 
Windham, County of Cumberland,* he being deceased, and L. Maria Jepson 
of Vassalboro, daughter of Oliver and Syrena P. Jepson of China, County of 
Kennebec,* he being deceased, in Vassalboro, 18, 2 mo., 1873. 

Joseph M. Hanson of Rochester, New Hampshire, son of Tobias Hanson 
of Brookfield, County of Carroll and State of New Hampshire, and Hannah 
his wife, both deceased, and Catherine F. Pinkham, daughter of William 
and Anna Frye of Salem, County of Essex, and State of Massachusetts, both 
deceased, in Waterville, 23, 9 mo., 1885. 

Edward W. Jones of Chicago, son of Joseph and Isabella L. Jones of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, and Elma M. Taber, daughter 
of George and Esther B. Taber of Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* 
in Vassalboro, 18, 8 mo., 1875. 

Alfred H. Taber of Vassalboro, son of Stephen N. and Mary E. Taber of 
Vassalboro, County of Kennebec,* he being deceased, and Abbie M. Weeks, 
daughter of William and Lavinia J. Weeks of Vassalboro, County of Kenne- 
bec,* he being deceased, in Vassalboro, 4, 8 mo., 1881. 

* Followed by the words: "aud State of Maine." 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 249 

John Newlin of Lower Monthly Meeting, Southampton County, Virginia, 
son of Jacob and Ruth Newlin, late of Park County, Indiana, and Sarah W. 
Goddard of Vassalboro Monthly Meeting, State of Maine, daughter of Ehjah 
and Dorcas Winslow, late of China, State of Maine, at house of S. S. Hussey 
in Vassalboro, 19, 3 mo., 1884. 

[End of Book II] * 

[To be continued] 



ROBERT HUCKINS OF THE DOVER COMBINATION 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Henby Winthrop Hardon, A.M., LL.B., of New York City 

[Continued from page 162] 

61. MosES^ HucKiNS {Robert,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Lee, 1797, farmer, born at Madbury 9 Nov. 1774, 
died 10 Oct. 1810. He married, 2 Feb. 1803 (town records), 
his double cousin, Anna Dame (10, ix, 1), daughter of Hun- 
king^ and Hannah Boody^ (Huckins), q.v. 
Children, born at Lee: 

128. i. Robert,^ b. 1804. 

129. ii. Jonathan D., b. 1806. 

iii. Sarah, b. 31 July 1809; d. at Newmarket 28 IVlar. 1884; m. 4 July 
1S32 (town records) Zebulon Davis, s. of Moses and Nancy 
(Norris), of Lee, farmer, soldier in the War of 1812, b. at Lee Oct. 
1798, d. at Alton 28 Nov. 1868. Children, b. at Lee: 1. Rebecca* 
b. 30 May 1834; d. unm. at East J^ynn, Mass., 1 Dec. 1912. 
2. Lavina, b. 11 Oct. 1835; living (1910); m. 16 Sept. 1860 
Benjamin C. Heath, s. of Benjamin M. and Rachel (Sanbora), 
of Epsom, N. H., and of East Lynn, Mass., shoemaker, b. at 
Epsom 29 Oct. 1834, Uving (1910). 3. Emma Jane, b. 31 Mar. 
1844; d. unm. 28 Feb. 1903. 

62. Robert^ Huckins {Israel,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,^ James,'^ Rob- 

ert^), of Barrington (Strafford) and of Madbury, farmer, bom 
at Barrington 2 June 1783, died at Strafford 17 Oct. 1832. 
He married, 15 Mar. 1804, Hannah B. Caverley, daughter 
of Lieut. John and Elizabeth^ (Boody), who was bom at 
Barrington 22 Oct. 1781 and died 7 Mar. 1833. 
Children, born at Barrington (Strafford) : 

i. John C.,* of Strafford, farmer, b. 29 Mar. 1805; d. unm. 3 Sept. 
1890. 

130. ii. Ara, b. 21 Dec. 1807. 

iii. Jonathan, of Strafford, farmer, b. 28 Sept. 1813; d. unm. at North- 
wood 12 Oct. 1893. 

131. iv. Robert, b. 8 July 1821. 

V. Elizabeth Lydia, b. 20 May 1829; d. 19 May 1907; m. 7 Oct. 
185.5, as his second wife, Samuel Nelson^ Towle, s. of Robey 
M.« and Abigail (Nelson) (Towle Family, pp. 178-179, 227), of 
Bamstead and of Northwood, shoemaker, member of the Lej^is- 
lature, b. at Bamstead 15 Apr. 1830, d. 31 Dec. 1882. Children,* 

* She has also an afJopt<^d daughter, Alice Lois, horn in Bo.ston 10 Juno 1871; living 
(1910); married 24 Nov. 1892 John F. liates, son of Jofin F. and Elizabeth (West), of 
Danvers, Mass., shoe-cutter, born at Marblehead, Mass., 11 Jan. 1873, living (1910). 



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250 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

b. at North wood: 1. Albert Wilder,^ b. 15 Nov. 1856; d. 24 Feb, 
1857. 2. Martha Ellen, b. 31 July 1858; d. 24 Feb. 1869. 3. 
John Gardner, of Northwood, shoe-manufacturer, b. 17 Jan. 1860; 
living (1910); m. 1884 Nelhe B. Hanson, dau. of Dr. Caleb and 
Emma (Knowles), b. at Northwood 10 Oct. 1863, living (1910). 

63.* Israel^ Huckins (Israel,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,^ JamesJ- Rob- 
ert^), of Strafford, farmer, born at Barrington 29 a^pr. 1791, 
died 11 Mar. 1855. He married first, 13 May 1817 (town 
records), Rhoda Eaton Waldron, daughter of Col. iVzariah 
and Deborah (Brown) (Boody Annals, p. 163), who was born 
at Barrington 28 Nov. 1798; secondly, 24 June 1824 (town 
records), Mary Waldron, sister of his deceased wiie, who 
was born at Barrington; and thirdty, 4 June 1827 (i6.), Susanna^ 
Boody, daughter of John^ and Susanna (Hayes) (Boody 
Annals, p. 206), who was born at Strafford 31 Jan. 1811 and 
died 11 Mar. 1855. 

Children by first wife, bom at Strafford : 

132. i. Samuel W.,^ b. 5 Oct. 1817. 

ii. Ruth D., b. 10 May 1819; d. 9 Sept. 1891; m. 21 Jan. 1844 Dudley 
B.8 Carleton, s. of Dudley^ and Sarah (Carter) (Wells's New- 
bury, p. 494), of Davenport, Iowa, and Newbury, Vt., merchant, 
farmer, b. at Newbury, Vt., 10 June 1820, d. 21 July 1904. Child- 
ren, the first one b. in Boston, Mass., the others at Davenport, 
Iowa: 1. Carlotta D.,^ b. 26 June 1845; Hving (1910) at Appleton, 
Wis.; m. 2 Jan. 1866 Capt. George Warren^ Huckins (135), 3. of 
IsraeF and Susanna^ Boody, q.v. 2. Frank P., of Des Moines, 
Iowa, salesman, b. 10 Dec. 1857; living s.p. (1910); m. 24 Nov. 
1880 Jane Holmes, dau. of Wilham and Lena (Smith), b. at 
Davenport, Iowa, 14 Feb. 1860, Uving (1910). 3. Harriet P., 
b. 16 Aug. 1859; hving s.p. (1910); m. 17 Nov. 1881 Robert C. 
Willerton, s. of Chi-istopher and Harriet (Baldwick), of Rock 
Island, 111., hotel clerk, b. at Boston, Eng., 17 Nov. 1852, Uving 
(1910). 

iii. Deborah B., b. 20 Aug. 1822; d. 11 Feb. 1902; m. 7 Apr. 1847 
George W. K.^ Carleton, s. of Dudley^ and Sarah (Carter), of 
Newbury, Vt., farmer, b. at Newbury, Vt., 15 Oct. 1822, hving 
(1910). Children, b. at Newbury, Vt.: 1. Liiella C.,^ b. 19 Feb. 
1850; hving (1910) at Manchester; m. 24 Dec. 1873 Edward C. 
Burbeck, s. of Wilham H. and Sarah (Carleton), of Haverhill, 
teacher, A.B. (Dartmouth, 1871), b. at Hanover 18 July 1846, 
d. at Denver, Colo., 27 Mar. 1897. 2. Ida May, b. 15 Jan. 1856; 
hving (1910); m. 7 Apr. 1875 Arthur F.^ Johnson, s. of Havnea 
C."' and Harriet (Willard) (McKeen's Bradford, p. 302), of Brad- 
ford, Vt., farmer, b. at Bradford, Vt., 16 Dec. 1849, hvmg (1910). 
3. Caroline Campbell, b. 24 Jan. 1862; living (1910); m. 2 July 
1890 George W. Putnam, s. of William and Lucinda (Fleming), of 
Newbury, Vt., farmer, b. at West Newbury, Vt., 22 Jan. 1864, 
living (1910). 4. George Warren, of Bradford, Vt., farmer, b. 
25 Apr. 1864; hving (1910); m. (1) 17 Apr. 1889 Abigail Leet, 
dau. of Charles and Amy (Jewell), b. at Newbury, Vt., 18 Oct. 
1870, d. 22 Nov. 1889; m. (2) 10 Feb. 1892 Ahce M. Kimball, 
dau. of Hiram and Mary (Chamberlain), b. at Bradford, Vt., 
21 Nov. 1869, d. 11 Nov. 1905; m. (3) 11 Feb. 1907 Emma (SncU- 
ing) Cloud, dau. of George and Lucinda (Thomas) and widow of 
Herbert J., b. at Sheffield, Vt., 2 Feb. 1869, hving (1910). 

Only child by second wife, born at Strafford: 

133. iv. Israel, b. 15 Nov. 1824. 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 251 

Children by third wife, born at Strafford: 

V. Hannah B., b. 18 July 1828; d. 26 July 1893 (town records); m. 
4 Nov. 1847 Alonzo Frank Knowlton, s. of Jonathan and 
Lydia (Palmer) (Cogswell's Nottingham, p. 736), of Northwood, 
farmer, b. at Northwood 11 Oct. 1830, d. 13 Dec. 1897 (town 
records). Only child, b. at Northwood; 1. Walter F.,^ of Man- 
chester, salesman, b. 3 Feb. 1856; d. s.p. 9 Feb. 1906; m. at 
Deerfield 3 Feb. 1877 Mary Adelaide Fifield, dau. of Henry L. 
and Ehzabeth Mary (Harvey), b. at Deerfield 10 Sept. 1854, 
Hving (1910) at Manchester. 

134. vi. AzARiAH W. (twin), b. 3 Oct. 1831. 

vii. Zechariah B. (twin), of Northwood, farmer, b. 3 Oct. 1831; d. 
s.p. (?) at Concord 3 Nov. 1899; m. 30 Apr. 1864 Caroline Geer, 
b. 1842, d. 21 June 1872. 

viii. RuHAMA, b. 18 Sept. 1835; d. 31 Aug; 1896; m. May 1869, as his 
second wife, Nehemiah S. Bean, s. of Charles L. and Martha 
(Sleeper), of Manchester, mill-superintendent, b. at Gilmanton 
15 July 1818, d. 20 July 1896. Only child, b. at Manchester: 
1. Norwin Sherwood,^ of Manchester, national-bank examiner, b. 
4 Nov. 1873; hving s.p. (1910); m. 23 Oct. 1901 Ehzabeth Nichols, 
dau. of George W. and Ehzabeth (David), b. at Amherst 28 Aug. 
1874, living (1910). 

135. ix. George Warren, b. 10 May 1838. 

X. MiNOT, b. 29 Dec. 1842; d. unm. June 1861. 

64. John D."^ Huckins (Andrew,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,^ James, ^ 
Robert^), of Madbury, farmer, born at Madbury 13 May 1793, 
died at Alton 8 Dec. 1873. He married, 19 Oct. 1815, Mary« 
Locke, daughter of SamueP and Lucy (Gate) (Parsons's Rye, 
p. 428), who was born at Barrington 20 Jan. 1795 and died 
10 Dec. 1871. 
Children, born at Madbury (family Bible in possession, 
1910, of Sylvester B.^ Huckins of Alton): 

i. Lucy C.,^ b. 3 Mar. 1816; d. at New Durham 27 Jan. 1903; m. 
12 Mar. 1846 Durrell S. Chamberlain, s. of John and Abigail 
(Stevens), of New Durham, farmer, b. at Alton 30 Aug. 1818, 
d. 24 Jan. 1903. Children, b. at New Durham: 1. Henry Edwin* 
of New Durham, farmer, b. 20 Nov. 1848; living (1910); m. at 
New Durham, 17 Dec. 1873, Sarah M. (Tucker) Huckins, dau. of 
George and Lucinda (Gile) and widow of George H.^ (65, vii), b. 
at Penacook 29 June 1851, living (1910). 2. Clarendon Ira, of 
Alton, farmer, b. 29 Apr. 1852; hving (1910); m. 31 May 1879 
Ella Martha^ Seward, dau. of George H.^ and Emehne (Williams), 
b. at Lowell, Mass., 29 Jan. 1852, hving (1910). 3. Mary Ella, b. 
2 Jan. 1856; living s.p. (1910); m. 19 Nov. 1889 Benjamin Frank- 
hn^ Foss, s. of Robert Woodbury'^ and Eliza Wedgewood (Jones), 
of Strafford, carpenter, b. at Strafford 6 Jan. 1847, living (1910). 

ii. Hannah B., b. 12 Apr. 1818; d. s.p. 19 June 1845; m. 28 July 1841 
Dr. Rufus K. Pearl, s. of Joseph and Ehzabeth (Hayes), of 
Farmington, physician (Register, vol. 1, p. 278), merchant, b. 
at Farmington 6 Feb. 1815, d. 13 June 1864. 

136. iii. Andrew, b. 19 Apr. 1820. 
iv. Mary Esther, b. 20 Oct. 1827; d. 18 Feb. 1908; m. 28 Oct. 1853 

Joseph E. Berry, s. of Joseph Edwin and Mary (Stanton), of 
Alton, farmer, b. at Alton 26 Apr. 1830, hving (1910). Children, 
b. at Alton: 1. William H.,^ of Alton, blacksmith, b. 12 July 1855; 
hving (1910); m. 10 Nov. 1876 Martha A. Garland, dau. of-^Asa 
and Ehzabeth (Chesley), b. at Barnstead 10 Nov. 1851, Uving 
(1910). 2. Mary Ella, b. 7 Sept. 1858; d. 7 Sept. 1865. 

137. V. John Ira, b. 15 Jan. 1830. 



252 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

65. Robert Levi^ Huckins (Andrew,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,^ Janies,'^ 

Robert^) i of Madbury, farmer, born at Madbury 19 Aug. 1801, 

died 30 Nov. 1880 (town records). He married, 27 May 

1824 (lb.), Mary Daniels, daughter of Jacob and Mary 

(Blanchard), who was born at Gardiner, Me., 27 June 1804 

and died 14 Sept. 1876 (ib.). 

Children, born at Madbury: 

i. Eliza,8 b. 23 Aug. 1825; d. 10 Sept. 1896; m. (1) Plummer Hen- 
derson, of Barrington, farmer; m. (2) at Barrington, 16 Aug. 
1851, Henry M. Foss. Children by first husband : 1. A Child* 
d. unnamed. 2. Andrew P., of Madbury, soldier in the Civil War 
(llth N. H. Vol.), b. 1844; d. unm. Children by second husband, 
b. at Dover: 3. Frank, d. in infancy. 4. Annie Augusta, b. Aug. 
1856; d. 31 Aug. 1878; m. at Dover, abt. 1875, Oscar W. Fales, 
B. of Jesse and Jane (Webster), of Dover, N. H., and of Boston, 
Mass., leather-cutter, b. at Chesterville, Me., 13 July 1848, living 
(1910). 5. Frank Herbert, of Melrose Higlilands, Mass., travelling 
salesman, b. 22 Apr. 1858; hving s.p. (1910); m. 29 July 1880 
Ada E. Hosmer, dau. of Frankhn and Elizabeth (Stiles), b. at 
Sweden, Me., 3 May 1855, living (1910). 6. Harriet Eliza, 
b. Oct. 1862; d. 1879. 

138. ii. John B., b. 9 Oct. 1827. 

iii. Harriet, b. 23 Mar. 1830; d. 17 Feb. 1907; m. at Dover, 1 Jan. 
1850, William J. Sanders, s. of Samuel and EHza (Young), of 
Madbury, farmer, b. at Alexandria 1 Sept. 1827, living (1910). 
Children, b. at Madbury: 1. Frank William,^ of Madburv, farmer, 
b. 7 Nov. 1863; living (1910); m. 1 Jan. 1889 CaroUne A. Burke, 
dau. of Samuel and Mary (Gilson), b. at Wolfeborough 12 Apr. 
1867, living (1910). 2. Ida Harnet, b. 21 Sept. 1865; d. 10 Sept. 
1867. 3. Caroline Eva, b. 4 July 1868; d. 16 Apr. 1869. 4. 
Charles George, of Madbury, farmer, b. 16 Dec. 1869; living (1910); 
m. 13 June 1897 Emma E. Hayes, dau. of George and EUza (Drew), 
b. at Madbury 21 June 1877, hving (1910). 

iv. Ann Augusta, b. 28 Nov. 1835; d. s.p. 1 Apr. 1868; m. at Charles- 
town, Mass., 29 Aug. 1862 (city records). Dr. Samuel C. Whittier, 
s. of John and Hannah (Hanson), of Dover, physician, b. at Dover 
1838, d. at Portsmouth 1 Feb. 1893 (town records). 

V. Charles Daniel, of Madbury, farmer, blacksmith, b. 24 June 
1838; d. s.p.* 14 June 1892 (town records); m. at Dumbarton, 
1866, Anna Tucker, dau. of George and Lucinda (Gile), b. at 
Grafton 1 Apr. 1840, d. at Bristol 19 Jan. 1899 {ib.). 

139. vi. Robert Levi, b. 24 Dec. 1840. 

vii. George H., of Madbury, blacksmith, b. 10 Mar. 1847; d. s.p. 
15 Sept. 1871 (town records); m. 10 Dec. 1870 {ib.) Sarah M. 
Tucker, dau. of George and Lucinda (Gile), who m. (2) Henry 
Edwin Chamberlain (64, i, 1), q.v. 

66. Joseph^ Huckins {John,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,^ James,^ Robert^) , 

called ''King" because of his influential position in the com- 
munity, of Strafford Ridge, farmer, to^vn officer, bom, doubt- 
less at Barrington, 28 July 1789, died 5 Feb. 1840 (tombstone). 
He married first, 2 July 1812 (toTMi records), Hannah B. 
Waldron, daughter of Aaron and Hannah^ (Boody) (Boody 
Annals, p. 165), who was born at Strafford 22 May 1792 and 
died 15 Dec. 1825 (tombstone); and secondly, 18 Mar. 1826 
(town records), Sarah Waldron, daughter of Isaac and Mary 
(Whitcher), who was born at Strafford 1 Dec. 18(X) and died 
9 Aug. 1878 (tombstone). 

* He had an adopted son, Bert William, of Penacook, expressman, born at Canter- 
bury 11 June 1890; living unmarried (1910). 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 263 

Children by first wife, born at Strafford: 

i. Martha Ann,^ b. 18 Nov. 1812; d. 7 Mar. 1895 (town records); 
m. 22 Jan. 1S34 {ih.) Joshua^ Woodman, s. of Dea. John" and 
Sarah (Calef) (Runnells's Sanbornton, vol. 2, p. 862), of Straf- 
ford, farmer, b. at Strafford 20 Feb. 1802, d. 7 June 1884 {ih.). 
Children, b. at Strafford: 1. John,^ b. 10 Julv 1835; d. 30 July 
1835. 2. Myra Jane (twin), b. 28 July 1839; living (1910) at 
Cleveland, Ohio; m. 9 Sept. 1869, as his second wife, Hon. Benning 
Wentworth Jenness, s. of Thomas and Deborah (Sanborn) (Cogs- 
well's Nottingham, p. 415), of Strafford, N. li., and of Cleveland, 
Ohio, 1862, postmaster of Strafford, member of the Legislature, 
sheriff and judge of probate of Strafford Co., U. S. Senator from 
New Hampshire, 1845-46, member of the Democratic national 
convention, 1852, b. at Deerfield 14 July 1806, d. at Cleveland, 
Ohio, 16 Nov. 1879. 3. Hannah B. (twin), b. 28 July 1839; d. 
26 Apr. 1844. 4. Lieut. Charles A., of Strafford, farmer, officer 
in the Civil War (13th N. H. Vol.), b. 1 May 1841; d, s.p. 7 June 
1884; m. Emma Hopkins of Garrettsville, Ohio. 5. Aaron H., 
b. 5 Aug. 1843; d. 20 Jan. 1853. 6. Daniel S., of Strafford, 
farmer, b. 11 Dec. 1845; hving (1910); m. 4 July 1871 Ehza A. 
Garland, dau. of Joseph and Ohve (Buzzell), b. at Strafford 29 May 
1851, hving (1910). 7. Abigail C, b. 7 Apr. 1848; d. 16 Oct. 
1854. 8. Dana J., of Cleveland, Ohio, machinist, b. 18 May 1851; 
hving (1910); m. Margaret Cahill, dau. of Cornehus and Cath- 
erine (Meehan), b. 19 May 1856, d. 15 Feb. 1912. 

ii. John, of Strafford, farmer, b. 12 Mar. 1815; d. s.p. 8 Dec. 1889 
(town records); m. 12 Nov. 1840 {ih.) Hannah Abigail Hill, 
dau. of Andrew Neal and Sarah (Leighton), b. at Strafford 24 June 
1818, d. at Cambridge, Mass., 8 Dec. 1892. 

140. iii. Abram W., b. 25 May 1817. 

iv. Hannah L., b. 5 Oct. 1819; d. 10 Mar. 1821. 

V. Aaron W., b. 16 Feb. 1822; d. unm. 19 Jan. 1844. 

vi. Rhoda W., b. 15 Sept. 1824; d. 12 Mar. 1826. 

Children by second wife, born at Strafford: 

141. vii. Daniel W., b. 19 Aug. 1828. 

142. viii. Joseph, b. 28 Dec. 1833. 

67. Dea. Nathaniei/ Huckins {James,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Sedgwick, Me., 1812, and of Charleston, 

Me., 1815, farmer, born at Barrington 25 May 1787, died 

5 Sept. 1858. He married, probably at Bangor, Me., in 1812 

(?), Hannah (Bickford) James, widow, daughter of Daniel 

and Mehitable, who was born 28 Aug. 1795 and died 24 May 

1877. 

Children, the first one born at Sedgwick, Me., the others at 

Charleston, Me. (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Helen H.® 

Foss, daughter of Anna^ (Huckins), of Melrose Highlands, 

Mass.) : 

i. Danheel Montgomery,' of Bangor, Me., and of Dorchester, Maps., 
U. S. consul at Cape Town, Cape Colony, b. 6 Mar. 1813; d. s.p. 
at Cape Town 21 Feb. 1861; m. at Dorchester, Mass., 27 Oct. 
1840 (town records), Anna Y. Vinson. 

143. ii. Barzillai, b. 8 Mar. 1816. 

iii. Chester B., of Milo, Me., physician, volunteer surgeon in the Civil 
War, b. 6 Jan. 1820; d. s.p. 16 June 1867. 

iv. Hannah, b. 1 June 1824; d. 24 June 1824. 

V. Anna, b. 6 Oct. 1828; d. at Melrose, Mass., 6 Feb. 1010; m. at 
Charleston, Me., 5 Nov. 1849, as his second wife, John Everei"!^ 
Foss, 8. of Job* and Abigail'' (P'oss), of Charleston, Me., carriage- 



254 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

maker, member of the Legislature, b. at Charleston, Me., 5 Jan. 
1820, d. 26 June 1890. Children, b. at Charleston, Me.: 1. 
Charles Edwin,^ of Buffalo, N. Y., florist, b. 6 Oct. 1850; living 
(1910); m. 13 Sept. 1883 Alice N. Norcross, dau. of Cornelius 
Hinckley and ALmira (BilUngton), b. at Lowell, Mass., 22 June 
1854, living (1910). 2. Margaret Anna, b. 19 Nov. 1851; living 
(1910); m. 8 Sept. 1880 Alister Leroy Welt, s. of Richard and 
EUza (Overlook), of Mattapan, Mass., carpenter, b. at Waldo, Me., 
11 Oct. 1849, living (1910). 3. Lillian M., b. 12 Sept. 1853; d. 
6 May 1857. 4. William H., b. 31 Dec. 1857; d. 5 May 1858. 
6. Mary A., b. 23 Sept. 1860; d. 18 Feb. 1888. 6. Arthur Mont- 
gomery, of Pauls Valley, Okla., A.B. (Colby Univ., 1885), lawyer, 
U. S. deputy marshal, b. 22 Apr. 1863; Hving (1910); m. Emma 
Simpson. 7. Marion L., b, 28 June 1865; hving unm. (1910) at 
Mekose, Mass. 8. Helen H., b. 3 July 1869; hving unm. (1910) 
at Melrose, Mass. 

vi. Jason, of East Corinth, Me., physician, volunteer surgeon in the 
Civil War, b. 17 June 1832; d. s.p. 1 Apr. 1886; m. 17 Nov. 1864 
Sarah F. Dennett, dau. of Daniel and Frances K., b. at Milo, 
Me., 24 Apr. 1837, Uvmg (1910) at East Corinth, Me., who m. (2) 
Henry A. Whittier. 

vii. Marcellus D., of East Corinth, Me., farmer, b. 13 Dec. 1834; d. 
unm. 24 Nov. 1885. 

68. Daniel^ Huckins {James,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,^ James,^ Rob- 

ert^), of Portland, Me., was born at Harrington about 1789. 
He married at Westbrook, Me., 21 Dec. 1809 {Maine Hist. 
and Gen. Recorder, vol. 4, p. 170), Sarah Higgins, who was 
born at Westbrook, Me., 10 Oct. 1788 and died in Boston, 
Mass., 25 May 1866 (city records). 
Children, born at Portland, Me. : 

i. Adelia M.,8 b. 3 Feb. 1812; d. unm. at Medford, Mass., 30 Apr. 
1890 (town records). 

ii. Caroline L., b. 1826; d. s.p. in Boston, Mass., 24 Aug. 1859 (city 
records); m, in Boston, Mass., 23 Aug. 1849 {ih.), Charles H. 
Thwing, formerly Charles H. Thing, s. of Stephen and EUza 
(Hall), of Boston, Mass., merchant, b. at Ossipee, 11 Aug. 1823, 
d. 9 Mar. 1881, who m. (2) Josephine P. {ih.). 

69. Rev. James^ Huckins {J antes, ^ Jolin,^ John,^ Robert,^ J antes y^ 

Robert^), of Reading, Mass., 1832, Andover, Mass., 1833, 
Calais, Me., 1835, Galveston, Tex., 1840, Charleston, S. C, 
1860, Baptist clergyman, agent in Texas of the Baptist Home 
Mission Society, A.B. (Brown University, 1832), born, prob- 
ably at Barrington (or Dorchester), 8 Apr. 1807, died at 
Charleston, S. C, 6 Aug. 1863. He married at Providence, 
R. I., 18 Sept. 1832, Rhoda C. Barton, daughter of John and 
Hannah (West), who was born at East Windsor, Conn., 
11 Mar. 1808 and died at Galveston, Tex., 1 July 1875. 
Children: 

i, Caroline B.,^ b. at Andover, Mass., 25 Nov. 1833; d. unm. at 
Galveston, Tex., 11 Jan. 1875. 

ii. Emeline B., b. at Calais, Me., 10 Feb. 1836; d. 24 Mar. 1838. 

iii. Sarah Allen, b. at Providence, R. I., 22 Aug. 1838; living (1910); 
m. at Providence, R. I., 17 Sept. 1867, Waters Smith Davis, s. 
of William G. and Mary Ann (Channer), of Galveston, Tex., 
merchant, secretary and treasurer (Gulf, Colo. & S. F. R. R), b. at 
St. Augustine, Fla., 13 Nov. 1829, living (1910). Children, b. 
at Galveston, Tex.: 1. Waters Smith,^ of Galveston, Tex., rice 



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1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 255 

miller and broker (Seaboard Rice Milling Co.), b. 12 Nov. 1868; 
living (1910); m. 19 Oct. 1898 Daisy League, dau. of Charles and 
Nellie (BaU), b. at Galveston, Tex., 10 Feb. 1876, living (1910). 

2. Mary Huckins, b. 7 May 1870; living unm. (1910) at Galveston, 
Tex. 3. Emeline Coit, b. 29 Dec. 1871; living (1910); m. at 
Jacksonville, Fla., 10 Mar. 1902, Julian Caverly Gonzales, s. of 
Thomas and Edith (Boyer), of Galveston, Tex., merchant, b. at 
Galveston, Tex., 6 June 1869, living (1910). 4. Sarah Ball, b. 
29 Apr. 1876; living (1910); m. at Galveston, Tex., 5 Mar. 1898, 
Harry Hawley, s. of John Henry and Sarah (Brown), of Galveston, 
Tex., custom-house broker, b. at Lagrange, Ky., 21 Oct. 1874, 
living (1910). 

iv. Maky P^liza, b. at Galveston, Tex., 14 Mar. 1845; d. s.y. 14 June 
1866; m. 28 Apr. 1866 Fenno D. Ball, s. of Albert and Susan 
Mary (Depew), of Galveston, Tex., banker, b. at Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., 13 Sept. 1842, d. in New York City 10 June 1896. 

70. Samuel Brewster^ Huckins {Samuel,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,^ 
James,^ Roberf^), of Canterbury, N. H., and of Pilot Grove, 
111., about 1839, farmer, born at New Hampton 25 Oct. 1797 
(town records), died 3 Feb. 1840. He married at Canter- 
bury, 13 May 1819 (ib.), Mary Brown, daughter of Eliphalet 
and his first wife, Abiah, who was born in Vermont 20 June 
1797 and died 5 May 1855. 
Children, born probably at Bridgewater: 

1. Miriam S.,8 b. 8 Dec. 1825; d. 1 Dec. 1898; m. 5 Nov. 1845 James H. 
Pitt AM, s. of Edward and Elizabeth, of Pilot Grove, 111., farmer, 
b. at Silverstone, co. Notts, Enp;., 22 Mar. 1821, d. 25 Mar. 1885. 
Children, b. at Pilot Grove, 111.: 1. Mary E.,^ b. 13 Aug. 1846; d. 
11 Jan. 1883; m. 10 Nov. 1870 Philander Thompson of Webster 
City, 111., farmer, b. at Webster City, 111., d. 15 Mar. 1893. 2. 
Abiah M., b. 11 Nov. 1848; Hving (1910); m. 20 Nov. 1878 
Edward Sears, s. of Heman and Almira (Lincoln), of Burnside, 
111., farmer, b. at Pilot Grove, 111., 22 Apr. 1850, hving (1910). 

3. Cecilia R., b. 10 Feb. 1852; hving (1910) at Dallas City, 111.; 
m. 16 Sept. 1869 Frederick Brown, s. of Frederick and Hannah 
(Wilhams), of Dallas City, 111., farmer, b. in Berlin, Prussia, 15 Mar. 
1835, d. at Roscoe, S.Dak., 18 June 1910. 4. Samuel E., ^ 
Burnside, 111., farmer, b. 5 Sept. 1854; hving s.p. (1910); m. 
17 Apr. 1901 Ellen Garl, dau. of William and Elizabeth (McKay), 
b. at Pilot Grove, 111., 5 Feb. 1854, hving (1910). 5. Clementine D., 
b. n Dec. 1858; d. s.p. 29 Mar. 1909; m. 16 Oct. 1894 Adam 
Frederick Lookabaugh, s. of Adam and Ehzabeth (Hiefner), of 
Laharpe, 111., blacksmith, b. 17 Dec. 1868, living (1910). 6. 
Orville A., of Burnside, III, farmer, b. 15 Sept. 1862; living (1910); 
m. 20 Jan. 1892 Adeline Lamb, dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Baker), 
b. at Pontoosuc, 111., 8 Sept. 1865, living (1910). 

ii. Abiah, b. 6 Jan. 1828; d. 23 Aug. 1854; m. 6 Feb. 1846 Joseph 
Kelly, s. of George and Ehzabeth, of Nauvoo, 111., wheelwright, 
b. in Butler Co., Ohio, 4 Feb. 1806, d. 11 Aug. 1886. Children: 
1. Lydia,^ b. in Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, 20 Nov. 1846; d. Apr. 
1848. 2. Oscar, b. at Council Bluffs, Iowa, 31 Mar. 1849; d. 
unm. in Arizona (kille<l by Indians) 30 Aug. 1868. 3. Virgil, of 
Deseret, Utah, farmer, contractor, b. at Salt Lake City, Utah, 
10 Oct. 1851; hving (1910); m. 10 Oct. 1872 Amanda S! Barron, 
dau. of Alexander F. and Mary (Mihcr), b. in Harris Co., Tex., 
2 Dec. 1851, hving (1910). 

iii. Chestina (twin), b. 9 Feb. 1834; d. 27 Aug. 1882; m. John Rae of 
Nauvoo, 111. Children, b. at Nauvoo, 111.: 1. Alice D.,^ living 
(1910); m. Charles Boyles of Niota, 111., farmer. 2 Grant, of 
Carthage, 111., farmer, living (1910). 

iv. RoBiNA (twin), b. 9 Feb. 1834; d. 4 Mar. 1846. 



256 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

T. Irena G., b. 17 June 1838; d. 19 Apr. 1870; m. 1 Jan. 1860 Alanson 
Walters, s. of John and Jane (Taylor), of Rushville, 111., farmer, 
b. at Bath, N. Y., 12 Mar. 1836, living (1910). Children: 1. Ota,» 
b. at Pilot Grove, 111., 11 Feb. 1863; living (1910) at Sterling, 
Kans.; m. 1 Jan. 1882 Henry Clare, s. of Frederick and Eleanor 
(Powell), of Sterling, Kans., farmer, b. at L'Orignal, Ont., Can., 
16 Dec. 1852, d. 1 Nov. 1906. 2. Colonel Ellsworth, of Ske<iee, 
Okla., auctioneer, b. at Adrian, 111., 21 Aug. 1866; living (1910); 
m. 21 Aug. 1891 Lola May Barklcy, dau. of Wilham and Mary J. 
(Dawson), b. at Rensselaer, Ind., 21 May 1870, living (1910). 

71. JoHN^ Huckins (Samuel,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), 
■ of Bridgewater, N. H., 1823, and of Burnside, 111., 1837, 
farmer, cabinetmaker, born at New Hampton 19 Dec. 1799 
(town records), died at Pilot Grove Corners, 111., 29 Aug. 1881. 
He married, 15 Nov. 1822 (ib.), Nancy Brown, daughter of 
Eliphalet and his second wife, Anna (Thompson), who was 
born in Vermont 31 May 1805 and died at Carthage, 111., 
14 Sept. 1883. 

Children, born at Bridgewater (family Bible in possession, 
1910, of Charles Oscar Coleman, son of Nancy M.*^ (Huckins), 
of Lacrosse, III.) : 

144. i. Eliphalet Brown,^ b. 17 Oct. 1823. 

ii. Matilda Jane, b. 1 Jan. 1826; d. s.p. 28 Mar. 1888; m. 1874 
Chauncey Hatch, surviving husband of her sister Anice Jean- 
nette (71, vi), q.v. 

iii. Nancy Maria, b. 18 Aug. 1827; d. 15 Jan. 1902; m. 1853 Charles 
B. Coleman, s. of John C. and Letitia (Irving) (Culley), of Pilot 
Grove, 111., and of Laharpe, 111., farmer, b. at Zanesville, Ohio, 
7 June 1828, d. at Lacrosse, III, 23 May 1904. Children, the first 
six b. at Pilot Grove, 111., the last at Laharpe, 111.: 1. Olive Ann,^ 
b. 25 Nov. 1853; living (1914) at Carthage, 111.; m. 19 Oct. 1881 
John M. Dorothy, son of Gipson and Rachel (Wright), of Lacrosse, 
• 111., farmer, b. at Fountain Green, 111., 26 Apr. 1854, now de- 
ceased. 2. Adelaide Jane, b. 4 Mar. 1856; d. unm. 10 Aug, 1878. 
3. Charles Oscar, of Lacrosse, lU., farmer, b. 28 Jan. 1858; living 
^ (1910); m. 25 Mar. 1885 Eva Luella Wright, dau. of Thomas G. 

and Adeline (Fordham), b. at Webster City, 111., 23 July 1862, 
living (1910). 4. Eliza Ellen, b. 17 Apr. 1861; d. 25 July 1882; 
m. Wilham A. Allen of Galesburg, 111., raih-oad employee, hving 
(1910). 5. Edwin Grant, of Lemmon, S. Dak., lawyer, register 
of U. S. Land Office, b. 6 Mar. 1867; hving s.p. (1910); m. 12 June 
1902 Lucy M. Vance, dau. of Nathan and Maria H. (Benjamin;, 
b. at Money Creek, Minn., 22 Dec. 1866, living (1910). 6. Mary 
Luella, b. 23 Mar. 1869; d. unm. 28 Oct. 1907. 

iv. Abigail Anne, b. 9 Jan. 1829; d. at Blondinsville, 111., 5 Apr. 1873; 
m. 4 Mar. 1860 Lewis Coleman, s. of John C. and Letitia (Irving) 
' (Culley), of Burnside, 111., and of Granger, Mo., farmer, b. at 

Zanesville, Ohio, 25 Oct.- 1830, hving (1910). Children, b. at 
Burnside, 111.: 1. Frances,^ h. 17 Jan. 1861; Hving (1910); ra. 
14 Sept. 1880 George Wilson, s. of Samuel and Margaret (Dick- 
son), of Chance, S. Dak., farmer, b. at Laharpe, 111., 3 May 1856, 
hving (1910). 2. A Daughter, b. and d. 5 Feb. 1863. 3. William 
S., of Lacrosse, 111., and of Granger, Mo., 1909, farmer, b. 6 June 
1866; hving (1910); m. 10 Mar. 1892 Emma Aldrich, dau. of 
George and Mary (Goodale), b. at Fountain Green, 111., 18 Apr. 
1868, hving (1910). 4. Olive Ann, b. 14 Sept. 1867; hvmg unm. 
(1910) at Granger, Mo. 5. A Son, b. and d. 29 Apr. 1870. 

V. Eliza Emery, b. 3 Oct. 1830; d. at Flandreau, S. Dak., 17 Oct. 
1882; m. 8 May 1851 Asahel Dbloss Roberts, s. of Abijah 
and Lucy Ann (Andrews), of Lacrosse, III., 1844, Featherstoue, 



1914] Descendants of Robert Huckins 257 

Minn., 1856, Pleasant Mounds, Minn., 1874, Flandreau, S. Dak., 
1880, farmer, b. at Jamestown, N. Y., 27 Apr. 1829, d. 22 Aug. 
1885. Children, the first three b. at Lacrosse, 111., the next four 
at Featherstone, Minn., the last at Pleasant Moimds, Minn.: 1. 
Stephen Decatur,^ of Winnebago, Minn., veterinary surgeon, b. 
22 Mar. 1852; Hving (1910); m. 30 Oct. 1878 Martha E. HiU, 
dau. of Samuel M. and Ehza C. (Russell), b. at North Fryeburg, 
Me., 15 Apr. 1856, hving (1910). 2. John Emery, of North 
Yakima, Wash., farmer, b. 16 Apr. 1854; hving (1910); m. 9 Jan. 
1879 Louisa Babcock, dau. of Ira and Mary M. (Oliver), b. at 
Holden, Minn., 16 Feb. 1859, living (1910). 3. Louisa May, b. 
9 Dec. 1855; d. 6 Apr. 1900; m. 20 Nov. 1879 Frank M. Babcock, 
s. of Ira and Luthena (Chilson), of North Yakima, Wash., farmer, 
b. at Memphis, Mich., 29 May 1855, hving (1910). 4. Asahel 
Deloss, of Flandreau, S. Dak., farmer, b. 15 Apr. 1862; d. 1 Oct. 
1906; m. 1 May 1890 Anna Christenson, dau. of Peter and Cahsta 
(Kellogg), b. at Grand Rapids, Wis., 14 Dec. 1872, hving (1910). 
6. Rose Belle, b. 14 Sept. 1863; d. 3 Jan. 1914; m. 5 Jan. 1890 Paul 
Heintz, s. of Peter and Margaret (Thill), of Flandreau, S. Dak., 
farmer, b. at St. Vendall, Minn., 15 Oct. 1859, living (1910). 
6. Ritchford A., b. 5 Feb. 1868; d. Feb. 1870. 7. Lulu Jane, b. 
2 Aug. 1869; living (1910); m. 18 Jan. 1894 Wilham RamsdeU, 
s. of William and Mary (Nixon), of Flandreau, S. Dak., farmer, b. 
at Osage, Iowa, 25 Dec. 1863, living (1910). 8. Eliza June, b. 
20 June 1876; hving (1910); m. 2 Jan. 1897 Carl Burrows, s. of 
Milton and Laura (Pease), of Oilman, Mont., farmer, b. at Nash- 
ville, Minn., 21 Sept. 1865, living (1910). 
vi. Anice Jeannette, b. 9 Feb. 1833; d. 1 Nov. 1868; m. (1) at Pilot 
Grove, 111., 13 Jan. 1856, Noah F. Lyon, s. of John and Mary 
(Smith), of Stone Prairie, 111., farmer, soldier in the Civil War, b. 
in West Virginia, d. at Chattanooga, Tenn.; m. (2) 1867 Chaun- 
CEY Hatch, of Burnside, 111., farmer, b. at Chelsea, Vt., 22 Jan. 
1816, d. at Burnside, 111., 30 July 1887, who m. in 1874 Matilda 
Jane Huckins (71, ii), q.v., sister of his deceased wife. Children 
by first husband, b. at Pilot Grove, 111.: 1. Mary Eliza,^ b. 4 June 
1858; hvmg s.p. (1910) at Case, Colo.; m. 27 Dec. 1877 Joel Boen 
Holcomb, s. of Stephen and Missouri (Boen), of Vinton, Iowa, 
farmer, soldier in the Civil War, b. at Vinton, Iowa, 2 Dec. 1837, d. 
2 Oct. 1900. 2. Effie Esiella, b. 23 Feb. 1861; living (1910); m. 
26 Apr. 1881 Louis Middleton Gudgell, 8. of Andrew and Mar- 
garet ( ) (Miller), of Cheyenne Wells, Colo., real estate 

agent, b. at Hull, 111., 17 Nov. 1857, hving (1910). 3. Nancy 
Clarissa, b. 27 Aug. 1862; hving (1910); m. 23 Feb. 1886 Charles 
Thomas Hill, s. of Sion and Mary (Holt), of Uniontown, Kans., 
and of Cherry, Colo., farmer, b. at Greenville, 111., 12 Oct. 1858, 
hving (1910). 4. Noah Frank Bray, b. 30 Oct. 1864; d. 15 Sept. 
1866. Only child by second husband: 5. A Child, b. at Burnside, 
lU., 29 Oct. 1868; d. 3 Nov. 1868. 

72. Jacob^ Huckins {Samuel,^ John,^ John,* Robert,^ James,'^ Rob- 

ert^), of Bridgewater, N. H., and of Pilot Grove, 111., about 

1860, farmer, teacher, soldier in the Civil War, born at New 

Hampton 6 Oct. 1805 (town records), died 15 June 1889. He 

married at Bridgewater, 10 June 1825 (ib.), Mart am Smith, 

daughter of Benjamin, who was born at Bridgewater 5 Aug. 

1802 (ib.) and died Aug. 1890. 

Children, bom at Bridgewater (family Bible in possession, 

1910, of Edith Rinehart, adopted daughter of Mary A.^ 

(Huckins) Spencer of Coin, Iowa) : 

i. HuLDAH S.,s b. 31 Aug. 1827 (town records); d. 19 Feb. 1894; m. 
at LoweU, Mass., 27 July 1847 (city records), Ethan N. Miner, s. 



258 Descendants of Robert Huckins [Jub' 

of Rufus and Electa (Skeele), of Peacham, Vt., farmer, b. at 
Peacham, Vt., 15 Jan. 1822, d. 10 Dec. 1894. Children, b. at 
Peacham, Vt. : 1. Loren F.,^ of St. Johnsbm-y, Vt., scales-manu- 
facturer, b. 9 June 1848; hving (1910) ; m. 25 Apr. 1870 Lydia Ann 
Smith, dau. of Thomas and Lvdia H. (Knight), b. at Greens- 
borough, Vt., 8 Sept. 1848, living (1910). 2. Sarah M., b. 19 Feb. 
1850; d. 30 Mar. 1869. 3. Abigail E., b. 15 June 1851; hving 
(1910); m. 29 Apr. 1869 George M.^ Douse, s. of Lewis L. and 
Catherine (Mason) (Dows Family, p. 263), of Peacham, Vt., 
farmer, b. at Waterford, Vt., 15 Oct. 1843, hving (1910). 4. 
Ethan A. (t^^'in), of Roxbury, Mass., engineer, b. 10 Feb. 1854; 
hving (1910) ; m. 6 Sept. 1880 Mary F. WaUace, dau. of Charles B. 
and Inez J. (Powell), b. at Concord 12 Mar. 1858, d. 3 June 1910. 
5. Nathan L. (twin), of Gardner, lU., and of Beiseker, Alta., 1912, 
telegrapher, b. 10 Feb. 1854; hving (1914); m. 1 May 1881 
Minnie M. Burson, dau. of Robert and Rhoda A. (Walker), b. at 
Vermont, III, 1 May 1862, d. 28 Julv 1911. 6. Cedora A., b. 
7 Dec. 1856; d. 26 Jan. 1863. 7. Lilla E., b. 3 Feb. 1859; d. 

29 Jan. 1863. 8. Ellen P. (twm), b. 5 Aug. 1861; d. in infancy. 
9. Emily G. (twm), b. 5 Aug. 1861 ; d. 7 Feb. 1863. 10. Lucian W., 
of Hutchinson, Kans., travelhng salesman, b. 12 Nov. 1863; hving 
s.p. (1910); m. 16 Apr. 1909 Martha Esther (Robinson) Legrand, 
dau. of John S. and Nancy Ellen (Aiken) and widow of Orlando, 
b. at Amsworth, Iowa, 15 Mar. 1880, livmg (1910). 11. Dr. 
Hazen H. (twin), of Partridge, Kans., and of Wataga, 111., physi- 
cian, M.D. (Harvey Medical Coll., 1897), b. 19 Feb. 1867; hving 
(1910); m. 25 Sept. 1899 Margaret Hancock, dau, of Charles and 
Mary (Edwards), b. at Clvde, lU., 7 Nov. 1873, hving (1910). 
12. Helen H. (twin), b. 19 Feb. 1867; living (1910); m. 26 Aug. 
1891 Ashley J. Goss, s. of Albert and Jane (Northrup), of West 
Danville, Vt., merchant, b. at Peacham, Vt., 4 Aug. 1866, hving 
(1910). 

ii. Julia E., b. 14 June 1829 (town records); m. Edward D. Blake 
of Alexandria, farmer. Only child, b. at Alexandria: 1. Luke (?.,' 
of Orange, farmer, b. 1862; m. 7 Aug. 1889 Clara Dell Flanders, 
dau. of Frederick L. and Laura A. (Brock), b. at Bristol 9 Mar. 
1868 (lb.). 

in. Abigail J., b. 14 Dec. 1832 (to^^^l records); d. at Dallas City, 111., 

30 June 1880; m. at Ludlow, Vt., 17 Aug. 1859, Daniel W. 
MuDGE, s. of Presby and Adeline (Sinclair), of Dallas City, III., 
farmer, b. at Mount Holly, Vt., 7 Sept. 1836, hving (1910). Child- 
ren: 1. Mary {Minnie) 7.,^ b. at College Springs, Iowa, 20 Mar. 
1870; hving (1910); m. 29 May 1895 Marve Starkey, s. of David 
and Nancy (Vaughan), of Dallas City, 111., carpenter, b. at Niota, 
111., 18 June 1864, hving (1910). 2. Osceola Warren, of Burhngton, 
Iowa, carriage-painter, b. at Pilot Grove, 111., 26 Apr. 1873; hving 
(1910); m. 6 June 1900 Ohve (Olhe) Dice^-, dau. of James L. and 
Martha J. (Montgomery), b. at Abington, Va., 11 Mar. 1874, 
hvmg (1910). 

iv. Lazman W., b. 14 Mar. 1835; d. in infancy. 
V. Elizabeth A., b. 5 Oct. 1837; d. in infancy, 
vi. . Mary Ann, b. 26 June 1838; d. s.p.* 24 Aug. 1904; m. John Greene 

Spencer, farmer, b. in Ilhnois, d. at Coin, Iowa, 
vii. Abram H., b. 16 Dec. 1841; d. unm. 
viii. Charles A., b. 3 June 1843; d. in infancy. 
ix. Jacob Orlando, soldier in the Civil War, b. 11 Sept. 1845; d. unm. 

28 May 1863. 

73. Dr. David Thompson^ Huckins {Samuel,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,* 
James,^ Robert^), of Sandwich, N. H., and of Watertown, Mass., 
1850, physician, surgeon's mate in 34tb N. H. Militia (Mus- 

* She had an adopted daughter, Edith, who married Rinehart of Coin, Iowa. 

Both were living in 1910. 



1914] Descendants of William Palmer 259 

grovels Bristol, vol. 1, p. 193), M.D. (Dartmouth, 1872), born 
at New Hampton 23 Feb. 1819, died at Watertown, Mass., 
21 July 1894. He married at Sandwich, 17 Aug. 1843, Sarah 
F. White, daughter of Dr. Charles and Sarah (French), who 
was born at Sandwich 19 May 1824 and died 9 Feb. 1898. 

Children, the first two born at Sandwich Centre, N. H., the 
others at Watertown, Mass. (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Edgar W.^ Huckins of Edgartown, Mass.) : 

i. Clarence,^ b. 18 Apr. 1845; d. 13 Sept. 1845. 

ii, Laura, b. 30 Dec. 1846; living (1910); m. at Watertown, Mass., 
27 Sept. 1866, Rev. Luther Tracy Townsend, s. of Luther K. 
and Mary T. (Call), of Brookline, Mass., soldier in the Civil War 
(16th N. H. Vol.), Methodist Episcopal clergyman, author, for 
many years a professor at Boston University, A.B. (Dartmouth, 
1859), A.M. (Wesleyan, 1866), D.D. (Dartmouth, 1871), b. at 
■ Orono, Me., 23 Sept. 1836, hving (1910). Children, b. at Water- 
town, Mass.: 1. Agnes Rich,^ b. 10 July 1869; d. 23 Feb. 1880. 
2. Helen Maud, b. 15 July 1874; hving (1910); m. 23 Oct. 1894 
ChfTord S. Cobb, s. of Roscoe and Emily C. (Williams), of Waltham, 
Mass., merchant, b. in Boston 25 Feb. 1867, Uving (1910). 3. 
Frances Fletcher, b. 29 June 1880; d. at Baltimore, Md., 11 Nov. 
1895. 

iii. Frances C, b. 24 Feb. 1850; d. 15 Mar. 1854. 

iv. Marion Josephine, b. 5 Sept. 1852; hving (1910) at Roxbury, 
Mass. ; m. 22 July 1874 Phineas Bates, son of Phineas and Han- 
nah (Lane), of Cohasset, Mass., secretary, b. at Cohasset, Mass., 
31 Oct. 1851, d. at Watertown, Mass., 15 July 1896. Children, 
b. at Watertown, Mass.: 1. Claude Huckins,^ of Boston, clerk to 
the School Board, b. 6 Sept. 1876; living unm. (1910). 2. Mads- 
leine White, b. 2 Dec. 1879; Uving s.p. (1910); m. 3 July 1906 
Percy B. Dakyn, s. of Frazer and Maria (Farwell), of Roxbury, 
Mass., artist, b. at Digby, N. S., 30 May 1874, Uving (1910). 
145. V. Edgar W., b. 1 July 1855. 

vi. Ralph, b. 12 Oct. 1857; d. 15 Jan. 1859. 

vii. Harry, b. 19 Jan. 1861; living unm. (1910) at Sandwich. 

viii. Guy, b. 10 Aug. 1864; d. 12 Apr. 1866. 

ii. Carl Webb, b. 30 Oct. 1869; d. 26 Mar. 1871. 

[To be continued] 




SOME DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM PALMER 
OF WATERTOWN, MASS., AND HAMPTON, N. H. 

By William Lincoln Palmer, Esq., of Winthrop, Mass, 

1. William^ Palmer came from Great Ormsby, co. Norfolk, 
England, where he owned land. He was of Watertown, Mass., 
1636-37, of Newbury, Mass., 1637, and was one of the first settlers 
and a grantee of Hampton, N. H., 1638. He died at Hampton. 

He married first ; and secondly Grace ( ) Rogers, 

widow of Thomas, who returned after William Palmer's death to 
Watertown, Mass., where she married Roger Porter. 

Children by first wife, all born in England : 

i. Martha,^ m. Capt. John Sherman of Watertown. 

ii. Edward, had a grant of land from the town of Hampton, 1641. 

2. iii. Christopher, b. abt. 1626. 

3. iv. Joseph. 

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260 Descendants of William Palmer [July 

2. Christopher^ Palmer (William^), born about 1626, died 30 June 

1699. He married, 7 Nov. 1650, Susanna Hilton, bora 
1634, died 9 Jan. 1716/17, daughter of Edward. 
Child : 

4. i. Samuel,3 b. 25 Nov. 1652. 

3. Joseph^ Palmer (William^) married, 25 Jan. 1677, Deborah 

Batchelder. 

Children : 

i. Samuel', b. 17 Dec. 1677; d. 25 Jan. 1761. 

ii. Deborah, b. 28 Apr. 1679; d. 20 May 1716; m. Samuel Moulton. 

iii. Susannah, b. 16 Dec. 1681; d. 21 Apr. 1749; m. William Marston. 

iv. Ruth, b. 31 Aug. 1686. 

V. Elizabeth, b. 5 May 1692; m. Joseph Brown. 

vi. Edward, b. 12 Apr. 1694. 

vii. William, bapt. 26 June 1698; m. Hannah Sanborn, 

viii. Christopher, b. 15 Feb. 1700/1; d. 11 Dec. 1775; m. Elizabeth 
Stanyan. 

4. Samuel^ Palmer (Christopher,^ William^), of Hampton, N. H., 

was born 25 Nov. 1652. He married, about 1684, Ann 

Sanborn, born 20 Nov. 1662, died 4 Oct. 1745, daughter of 

Lieut. John and Mary (Tuck). 

Children: 

i. Samuel,* b. abt. 1685; d. 8 June 1762; m. (1) Debosah Lamphrey; 

m. (2) Rebecca Page. 
ii. Christopher, b. 12 Feb. 1687/8; m. Elizabeth Locke. 
iii. Stephen, b. abt. 1689; m. Sarah Cass. 
iv. Mary, b. 9 June 1691; m. Isaac Philbrick. 

5. V. Jonathan, b. 26 Mar. 1698. 

5. Jonathan^ Palmer* {Samuel,^ Christopher,^ William^), of Hamp- 

ton and Kensington, N. H., born 26 Mar. 1698, died 13 Nov. 
1779. He married, 26 Oct. 1729, Anna Brown, born 21 Feb. 
1708/9, died at Kensington 14 May 1796, daughter of William 
and Anne (Heath). 
Children : 

i. Abigail,^ bapt. 3 Sept. 1730. 

ii. Stephen, bapt. 3 Sept. 1730; m. 30 Nov. 1752 Hannah Clifford. 

iii. Hannah, bapt. 10 Oct. 1731; m. 21 June 1753 Jacob Thompson 

of Gilford, N. H. 
iv. Ann, bapt. 28 July 1734; d. young. 
V. Jeremiah, bapt. 17 Oct. 1736; m. at Kensington, 20 Apr. 1758> 

Hannah Lowell of Newbury, Mass. 
vi. Rachel, bapt. May 1739; d. 8 June 1815; m. John Morrell. 
vii. Jonathan, bapt. Mar. 1741; d. 29 May 1815; m. at Kensington, 

16 Sept. 1764, Mary Morrill. 
viii. Mary, bapt. 11 Mar. 1744/5; d. 21 Aug. 1745. 
ix. Benjamin, bapt. July 1746; m. Betsey Tilton. 

6. X. Trueworthy, b. 20 July 1749. 

6. Trueworthy^ Palmer (Jonathan,* Samuel,^ Christopher,^ Wil- 

liam^), born 20 July 1749, died 25 June 1830. He married 
first, 27 Apr. 1772, Joanna Webster, born 15 July 1745, died 

• From this point on this genealogy is based on unpublished material found in family 
Bibles, letters, deeds, wills, and New Hampshire vital records. Information about 
the earlier generations of this family may be found in Dow's History of Hampton, 
N. H., vol. 2, pp. 899-900. 

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1914] Descendants of William Palmer 261 

14 Feb. 1794, daughter of Thomas and Judith (Noyes); and 

secondly, 14 June 1795, Love Perkins of Loudon, N. H. 

He was of Kensington, Kingston, Loudon, and Conway, N. H. 

When the Revolutionary War opened he enhsted, 12 June 

1775, in Capt. Philip Tilton's company, Col. Enoch Poor's 
regiment, serving also in Capt. Calfe's company, Col. T. 
Bartlett's regiment, which reinforced the Continental Army 
at New York in 1776. He signed the Association Test 12 Apr. 

1776, pledging his hfe and property to the cause of the Patriots. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Sarah,^ b. 23 Apr. 1773; m. 27 Oct. 1796 Banning Adams of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 

ii. Judith, b. 22 Apr. 1775. 

iii. James, b. 17 June 1777. 

iv. Lois, b. 11 July 1779. 

7. V. Jonathan, b. 25 Jan. 1782. 
vi. MoLLEY, b. 16 June 1784. 
vii. William, b. 17 July 1786. 
viii. Enoch, b. 21 Apr. 1789. 
ix. Anna, b. 15 Aug. 1791. 

Children by second wife: 

X. Trueworthy, b. 27 Aug. 1797. 
xi. Stephen, b. 19 Aug. 1799. 

7. Jonathan^ Palmer {Trueworthy,^ Jonathan,^ Samuel,^ Chris- 

topher,^ William^), born at Loudon, N. H., 25 Jan. 1782, died 
at Exeter Mills, Me., 24 Nov. 1866. He married first, at 
Gilmanton, N. H., 15 Mar. 1807, Anna Osgood, born 11 Mar. 
1786, died about 1808, daughter of WiUiam; and secondly, 

22 Apr. 1810, Martha Prescott, born 4 July 1789, died 

23 Mar. 1879, daughter of Jonathan and Lydia (Tuck) of 
Gilmanton. 

Child by first wife: 

i. Henry Osgood,' b. 1807. 

Children by second wife: 

ii. Jonathan, b. 20 Apr. 1811; d. young. 

iii. George W., b. 15 Apr. 1812; d. 11 Dec. 1871. 

iv. William, b. 8 Oct. 1813; d. 25 May 1857. 

V. Simon P., b. 23 Dec. 1815; d. 25 Jan. 1863. 

vi. David S., b. 14 May 1818; d. 22 May 1892. 

vii. Jonathan P., b. 19 Dec. 1820; d. 6 Apr. 1898. 

8. viii. James Monroe, b. 5 Oct. 1822. 

ix. Martha A., b. 25 May 1825; d. 19 Mar. 1914; m. John H. Garvin 

of Exeter Mills, Me. 
X. Mary F., b. 28 Jan. 1829; d. unm. 14 Oct. 1846. 
xi. Lewis A., b. 20 Mar. 1830; d. 15 Sept. 1901. 

8. Rev. James Monroe^ Palmer {Jonathan,^ Trueworthy,^ Jona- 

thanj^ Samuel,^ Christopher,'^ William^), born at Exeter Mills, 
Me., 5 Oct. 1822, died at Kenosha, Wis., 23 May 1897. He mar- 
ried, at Waterville, Me., 2 Dec. 1853, Caroline Frances 
Bacon, born 7 Jan. 1830, died at Cambridge, Mass., 1 Oct. 
1899, daughter of Ebenezer Far^vell and Jane (Faunce). After 
being graduated in 1847 at Colby College, Waterville, Me., 
he was principal of the Liberal Institute of that town, 1847- 



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262 Genealogical Research in England [July 

48. He then entered Bangor Theological Seminary at Bangor, 
Me., where he was graduated in 1853. For over fifteen years 
he was a Congregational clergyman in Maine and New Hamp- 
shire, and was noted for his charity. During the Civil War, 
in 1863, he served on the Christian Commission, visiting the 
camps and prisons, where he preached to the soldiers. In the 
latter part of his Hfe he was in business in Boston, Mass. 
He was always a strong Republican in his politics. 
Children: 

i. Rev. Charles J.,^ b. 4 Nov. 1854; m. (1) 19 Jan. 1881 Helen M. 

Watson of Cambridge, Mass., who d. 1882; m. (2) 15 Oct. 1885 

Gertrude S. Barnes of Lanesborough, Mass. 
ii. Edward Francis, b. 15 Oct. 1857; d. 23 Mar. 1862. 
iii. Caroline Emma, b. 28 Feb. 1861; m. at Osaka, Japan, 17 July 1894, 

Rev. Charles Graham Gardner. They Hve in London, Eng. 
iv. George Monroe, b. 31 Mav 1863; m. 27 Sept. 1893 Annie Wildes 

Brown, who d. 7 Mar. 1912. 
V. William Lincoln, b. 19 Sept. 1868; m. in Boston, 14 Apr. 1892, 

Jennie C. Giesler. 
vi. Frederick Tobey, b. 20 May 1871. 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

CoDtributed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 
■^ EngUsh Research 

[Continued from page 190] 

Parmenter 

The W^ill of George P'menter thelder of Over [or Little] Yeldham, co. 
Essex, yeoman, 8 May 1591. To be buried in the churchyard of Over Yeld- 
ham. To the poor "people of Over Yeldham 3s. 4d. To the poor people of 
Tylberye 2s. To Alyce my wife and Robert my son the lease of my farm 
where I now. dwell. To Alyce my wife for life my freehold and land in 
Over Yeldham called Madges, with reversion at her decease to my son Ed- 
ward and his heirs. Also to my said wiie for life my copyhold lands and 
•tenements lying in Tylbery, with reversion at her decease to my son Robert 
and his heirs, he paying to Clirystyan my daughter or her children £6, to 
Katherine my daughter or her children £6, to Jone my daughter or her 
children £6, to Alyce my daughter or her children 40s., to George Parmenter 
my son or his heirs £4, to Elizabeth daughter of Richard P'menter 20s., to 
Robert Page 6s. 8d., and to Jone Staniar dwelling with me 6s. 8d. I give 
to Edward Parmenter and Susan Parmenter, son and daughter of my son 
Edward, 40s., to be paid by my son William a year after he shall enter into 
my land called Bushaleyes in Yeldham Pva. To wife Ahce for hfe said 
three and a half acres of land called Pushelyes [sic], which I bought last of 
John Browne of Yeldham Magna, with reversion at her decease to my son 
William. To my daughter Christyon a bullock. To wife Alice all house- 
hold stuff, money, and implements of household in my dwelling house 
Residuary legatees and executors: wife AUce and son Robert. Supervisor; 
Bon George Parmenter, to whom I give 3s. 4d. To wife Ahce for life two 
acres of land lying in Downes that I bought of George my son, with reversion 
at her decease to Richard my son. I have surrendered my copyhold laiuis 
in Tylberye into the hands of the Lord of the Manor by the hands of WiUiam 



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Parmenter, in the presence of Mathewe Coldham [John P'mcnt his brother],* 
to the use of this my will. To my grandson WilUam Parminter of Caven- 
dysh eight bushels of barley. [Signed] George Pmenters marke. Witnesses : 
Edward Raynsford, Roger Barrow Jun., and John Hardyng. Proved 12 
February 1591 [1591/2] by Alice Parmenter and Robert Parmenter. (Com- 
missary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1591, 
original will.) 

The Will of Robert Permenter of Lytle Yeldham in the diocese of 
London, 22 April, 36 Elizabeth [1594]. To be buried in the churchyard of 
Lytle Yeldham. To Robert Permenter my son a cubbard, a table, a form, 
and 20s. To my daughter Joane 20s. To my daughter Amye 20s. To my 
daughter Jane 20s. To my wife Amye all residue of my goods and chattels 
unbequeathed, such as remain at her decease to be equally divided among 
my then living children. Executrix: wife Amye. Witnesses: John Story e, 
Edward Permenter, and Peter Cramfyelde. [Signed] The marke of the 
said Robert Permenter. Proved at Brancktrie 26 May 1594 by the executor. 
(Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1594, 
filed TN-ill.) 

The Will of George Parmenter of htle Yeldham, co. Essex, yeoman, 
12 November 1612. To be buried in the churchyard of Little Yeldham. 
To 'my wife Elizabeth my messuage and tenement in Little Yeldham wherein 
I now dwell and my free land in Little Yeldham for five years after my 
decease, and also my goods moveable and unmoveable, implements and 
household stuff, and cattle and chattels in Little Yeldham, she resigning all 
her rights of dower in my lands. To Margaret Taine my grandchild, daugh- 
ter of Rose Taine, my house and grounds in Gestingthorpe, now in the 
occupation* of Henry Fisher. To my grandchild Anne Taine, daughter of 
Rose Taine, 20 nobles, to be paid by my wife Elizabeth into the hands of 
Francis Purkas the elder of Nether Yeldham, for the use of the said Ann at 
twenty-one years of age. To Richard Parmenter my brother £10, and to 
his daughter Elizabeth 20s. To my brother William Parmenter my copy- 
hold lands in Litle Yeldham called C[owell] alias Gouldwell, and to so many 
of his children as shall be hving three years after my decease 20s. each. To 
my sister Christian Page 20s. a year for life, and to every one of her children 
20s. each. To my sister Joane Stainer £6, and to every one of her children 
208. To Rose Tanne, my wife's daughter, 40s. To Francis Purkas, my 
wife's son, £5. To my sister Katheren Alyson 20s. To my godson Thomaa 
May 20s. To Thomas Purkas, my wife's son-in-law, 20s. To the poor of 
Litle Yeldham 20s. To the minister that preaches at my funeral 10s. To 
my brother Edward Parmenter my messuage and lands at Hiningham at 
the Castle and my copyhold lands and the tenement thereto belonging, now 
in the occupation of Thomas May, and my messuage and tenement in Litle 
Yeldham wherein I now dwell with the free land thereto belonging, at the 
end of my wife's term of five years therein or at her death, if she die before. 
All other my lands unbequeathed, in Litle Yeldham, Hiningham at the 
Castle, and elsewhere, to my brother Edward Parmenter, except a parcel 
of meadow and hop ground containing one rod, lying in Litle Yeldham, 
r;ow in the occupation of John Panell of Redgwell, which I will to my wife 
Elizabeth, she paying my funeral charges. Executor: my brother Edward 
Parmenter. [Signed] George Parmenter his marke. [Seal, a bird of some 
kind, not clearly distinguishable.] Witnesses: John Harrison, Edmund 
Browne, George Bucher. Proved 8 July 1613. (Commissary Court of 
London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1613, original will.) 

• The words in brackets are crotseed out in the original will. 



264 Genealogical Research in England [July 

f The Will of Willm Parmeter of Over [or Little] Yealdham, co. Essex, 
husbandman, 12 October 1613. To Margery my wife for life all my m.essuage 
and tenement where I now dwell called Tankerton, and after her decease 
reversion to Robert Parmiter my son, he paying to John Parmeter my son 
£5 one year after the decease of my wife ; and if the said John die before the 
sum be due, reversion to his children, equally divided. To Margery my 
wife for life all my copyhold land called Cowell ahas Gowldwells, and after 
her decease it shall be sold by Robert Parmeter my brother, if he shall be 
living, and the money arising therefrom is to be equally divided among 
George Parmeter, Ursely Parmeter, Sara Parmeter, and Margaret Parmeter, 
my children; and if my said brother be dead, then the land shall be equally 
divided among them. If my son George or my daughters Sara or Margaret 
shall die before said money be paid or land be possessed, reversion to my 
survi\dng children. My son Robert shall pay to John Parmeter, the son 
of John Parmeter my son, 6s. 8d. at the age of one and twenty years, and to 
Mary Parmeter, my son John's daughter, 6s. 8d. at the age of one and twenty 
years. To my son George and my daughters Sara, Margarett, and Ursely 
certain articles of furniture [specified] after the decease of my wife Margery, 
whom I make executrix. [Signed] Sign' Gulielmi Parmeter. Witnesses: 
Richard Hamon and George Bucher. Proved 19 January 1617 [1617/18]. 
(Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1617, 
original will.) 

The W^ill of William Parmyter of Upper [or Little] Yeldham, co. Essex, 
yeoman, 20 May 1615. Edward Parmyter my son having paid many debts 
for me and having been unto me a good and dutiful child, I give him all my 
goods and chattels. [Signed] The marke of Wilham Parm3i:er. Witnesses: 
Richard Browne and John Parmyter. No record of probate. (CommJssary 
Court of London for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1615, filed will.) 

The Will of Henry Parmyter of Little Yealdham, co. Essex, glover, 
16 June, 17 James I [1619]. To Audry my wife for life that tenement where 
I now dwell and the freehold land to it belonging in Yealdham, containing 
three acres, and at her decease reversion to my son William, he paying after 
his entry into the land to mj^ children, Elizabeth, Henry, Audrye, and Thomas, 
40s. each. To my wife Audry all my goods and chattels, she paying to my 
children, Ehzabeth, Henry, Audry, and Thomas, 40s. each at the age of 
twenty-one years or day of marriage. To William Boorham of Yealdham 
Pva, blacksmith, my copyhold tenement where Robert Okeley dwelleth, 
with the yard, garden, orchard, and croft of land in Yealdham pva. Exe- 
cutrix: w\ie Audry. Supervisor: brother Edward Parmyter. [Signed] 
Henry Permerter. Witnesses: Robert Onyon and Robert Poole. Proved 
at Brainktree 8 July 1619 by the executrix. (Commissary Court of London 
for Essex and Herts [Somerset House], 1619, no. 190, original will.) 

The Will of John Cressall of Bares Hamlet* in the County of Essex, 
yeoman, 9 July 1625. To my brothers Henrie Cressall and Thomas Cressall 
12d. each. ''I gj^ve to my brother-in-lawe John Parmenter my best Cowe." 
All my other goods I give to Annef my wife, whom I make sole executrix. 
[Signed] the marke of John Cressall. Witnesses: Samuell Lyon and John 
Maynard. Proved 28 July 1625 by Sara, rehct and executrix. (Arch- 
deaconry of Sudbury [Bury St. Edmunds], Register Pearle, fo. 231.) 

• The parish of Bures is on both sides of the River Stour, which separates the coun- 
ties of Essex and Suffolk. 

t This is evidently a clerical error, as John Cressall married 4 Oct. 1616 Sarah Par- 
menter, and she is named as Sara in the record of probate. 



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The Will of John Permiter of Hedingham at Castle, co. Essex, yeoman, 
13 August 1644. To Ann my wife £50, the parlor chamber for her habita- 
tion, and all the goods therein and half the brass, pewter, and linen. To 
Thomas Permiter my eldest son £25 and my wearing clothes. To Nathaniell 
Permiter my second son 20s. To my grandchildren John Permiter and 
George Permiter, children of my son John Permiter, £4 each at twenty-one. 
To my kinswoman Ann Permiter, daughter of my brother Richard Permiter, 
20s. at twenty-one. To my sons George Permiter and Joseph Permiter the 
residue of all my goods and chattels unbequeathed, and I make them execu- 
tors. Supervisors: Thomas Purcas and George Taylor. [Signed] Signu' 
John Permitor. Witnesses: Edw: Button, Robert Permiter, George Taylor, 
and Nathaniell Mane. Proved 24 February 1647 [1647/8] by Joseph Per- 
miter, one of the executors, the right being reserved to grant a like power 
of executor to George Permiter when he should come to claim it, as he did 
3 March 1647 [1647/8]. (Commissary Court of London for Essex and 
Herts [Somerset House], 1647, no. 206, filed will.) 

Parmenter Entries in the Parish Registers of Bures St. Mary, 

CO. Suffolk, 1538-1630 

1569 Robert Permenter baptized 23 October. 

1586 John Parmynter and Katherine Cogshall married 4 October. 

1593 Margaret Parmiter buried 27 November. 

1616 John Chrisall and Sarah Parmenter married 4 October. 

Parmenter Entries in the Parish Registers of Little Yeldham, 

CO. Essex 

Baptisms, 1564-1639* 

1564 Henery son of WiUiam Parmenter 9 July. 
1564 Amy daughter of Robert Parmenter 17 September. 
1567 Thomas son of William Parmenter 18 January [1567/8]. 
1567 Robert son of Robert Parmenter 8 February [1567/8]. 

1570 William son of WiUiam Parmenter 24 February [1570/1]. 

1571 Jane daughter of Robert Parmenter 5 June. 

1572 Edye daughter of William Parmenter 9 November. 
1572 Ehzabeth daughter of Richard Parmenter 16 November. 
1574 Conciense daughter of George Parmenter 25 May. 

1576 John son of W^illiam Parmenter 24 September. 

1581 Robert son of WiUiam Parmenter 30 March. 

1583 Jhon son of WiUiam Parmenter 19 January [1583/4]. 

1585 Susan daughter of Edward Parmenter 18 April. 

1586 Robert Permenter son of WiUiam Junior 23 October. 
1588 Edward son of Edward Parmenter 21 November. 
1590 Samuel son of Robert Permenter 13 October. 

1592 Robert son of Robert Permenter 24 December. 

1594 Margaret t daughter of WiUiam Parmenter Jun. 25 February [1594/5]. 

1595 John son of Robert Parmenter 16 November. 
1599 Alyce daughter of Robert Permenter 25 March. 
1599 Elizabeth daughter of Robert Permenter 14 October. 

1599 Ehzabeth daughter of Henry Permenter 25 October. 

1600 William son of Henry Permenter 16 August. 

1600 Ehzabeth daughter of Henry Permenter 4 March [1600/1]. 
1607 Robert son of WiUiam Permyter 16 April. 
1607 Thomas son of John Permyter 12 May. 

1609 Sara daughter of Henry Permyter 24 August. 

1610 Nathaniel son of John Permyter 13 March [1610/11]. 

* The baptismal entries for 1593, 1597, and 1598 are almost entirely missing. 



266 Genealogical Research in England U^Y 

1611 William son of William Parmenter 17 June. 
1611 Henry son of Henry Parmenter 30 January [1611/12]. 
1611 Anne daughter of John Parmenter 13 February [1611/12]. 
1613 Edee daughter of Edward Parmenter 9 November. 

1613 George son of John Parmenter 10 March [1613/14]. 

1614 Adria daughter of Henry Parmenter and Adria his wife 20 November. 
1616 James son of Edward Parmenter and Joan his wife 2 June. 

1616 Joseph son of John Parmenter and Anne his wife 19 September. 

1616 Thomas son of Henry Parmenter and Adry his wife 13 March [1616/17]. 

1617 Marie daughter of John Parmenter and Anne his wife 17 December. 
1617 Joane daughter of Edward Parmenter and Joan his wife 20 January 

[1617/18]. 

1619 Ehzabeth daughter of Robert Parmenter and EUzabeth his wife 25 

March. 
1621 Martha daughter of John Parmenter and Anne his wife 23 July. 

1625 John son of Robert Parmenter and EUzabeth his wife 25 April. 

1626 Anne daughter of Robert Parmenter and Anne his wife 14 January 

[1626/7]. 

1628 Robert son of Robert Parmenter and Agnes his wife 7 September. 

1629 Robert son of Robert Parmenter and Anne Fenner 24 May. 

1630 John son of Robert Parmenter and Anne his wife 18 April. 

1630 Samuel son of Samuel Parmenter and Elizabeth his wife 19 September. 

1631 Marie daughter of Robert Parmenter and Anne his wife 30 October. 

1632 Thomas son of Samuel Parmenter and Elizabeth his wife 19 August. 

1634 Robert son of Samuel Parmenter and Ehzabeth his wife 22 March 

[1634/5]. 

1635 William son of Robert Parmenter and Anne his wife 14 March [1635/6]. 

1636 EUzabeth daughter of Samuel Parmenter and Elizabeth his wife 10 April, 
1639 Sarah daughter of Samuel Parmenter and EUzabeth his vafe 21 Janu- 
ary [1639/40]. 

Marriages, 1587-1639* 

1597 Robert Parmenter, son of George Parmenter, and Alice Edwards, 

daughter of William Edwards, 22 January [1597/8]. 

1598 Henry Permenter and Awdrye Sparrowe 29 October. 

1617 George Parmenter and Marie Usher als Clarke 12 March [1617/18]. 

1621 Francis Whitinge and Adria Parmenter 10 April. 

1626 Robert Parmenter and Agnes Ingam 24 June. 

1626 Thomas Fenner and Dorothy Parmenter 4 July. 

1636 OtweU Webbe singleman and Jone Parmenter single 1 November. 

Burials, 1586-1629] 

1589 Robert son of WilUam Permenter 11 January [1589/90]. 

1591 George Permenter 7 February [1591/2]. 

1594 Robert Permenter 1 May. 

1594 Amy wife of George Permenter 13 October. 

1600 Agnys wife of William Permenter 6 March [1600/1]. 

1609 Henry son of Henry Permenter 15 July. 

1610 WiUiam Permenter 4 April. 

1611 Sarah daughter of Henery Parmenter 13 March [1611/12]. 
1613 George Parmenter 27 June. 

1615 WiUiam Parmenter Sen. 3 June. 

1616 James son of Edward Parmenter and Joane his wife 9 December. 

1617 WilUam Parmenter 4 December. 

1620 Thomas son of Henry Parmenter and Adria his wife 16 February 

[1620/1]. 

* The marriage entries previous to 1587 and for 1594-1596 are missing. 
t The burial entries previous to 1586 and for 1588 and 1607 are missing. 



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Little Yeldham 



1624 William Parmenter 30 January [1624/5]. 

1629 Elizabeth wife of George Parmenter 24 June. 

1630 Robert son of Robert Parmenter and Agnes his wife 26 June. 
1636 Katherine Parmenter widow 24 December. 

From Lay Subsidies* for Hinckford Hundred, go. Essex 

15 Henry VIII [1523-4] 
Christyne Pmenter widowe 2s. 

William Parmentur 2s. 

William Parmentur junr. 4d. 

(Lay Subsidies, 108/163.) 

34-35 Henry VIII [1542-1544]t 

Margaret Parmator 

Richard Parmator 

John Parmator senr. 

George Parmator 

Thomas Parmator 

Nycolas Parmator 

John Parmator junr. 

George Parmator junr. 

John Parmentor 

(76., 109/271) 

8 Elizabeth [1565-6] 
Robert Parmyter for lands [worth] 20s. [tax] 16d. 

Richard Parmyter for lands [worth] 100s. [tax] 53. 
George Permyter for goods [worth] £6 [tax] 6s. 

Wilham Permeter for lands [worth] 20s. [tax] 16d. 

Kateren Permeter for lands [worth] 20s. [tax] 16d. 

John Permyter for goods [worth] 100s. [tax] Ss. 

(76., 110/425.) 

14 Ehzabeth [1571-2] 
Robert Parmeter for lands [worth] 20s. [tax] 16d. 

George Parmeter for goods [worth] £7 [tax] 7s. 

William Parmenter for goods [worth] £3 [tax] 3s. 

Widow Parmenter for lands [worth] 20s. [tax] 16d. 

John Parmenter for goods [worth] £6 [tax] 63. 

(76., 111/440.) 

39 Ehzabeth [1596-7] 
Nicholas Parmeter for goods [worth] 408. [tax] 8s. 
John Parmeter for lands [worth] 20s. [tax] 43. 

George Parmeter for lands [worth] 40s. [tax] 8s. 

Robert Parmeter junior for lands [worth] 20s. [tax] 4s. 
Edward Parmeter for goods [worth] 40s. [tax] 8s. 

Wilham Parmeter for lands [worth] 20s. [tax] 43. 

(76., 111/518.) 

21 James I [1623-4] 
[The list is missing.] 

Robert Parmeter for lands [worth] 20s. [tax] 4d. 

(76., 112/609.) 
3-4 Charles I [1627-1629] 
Robert Permyntcr for lands [worth] 203. [tax] 4s. on 
the first assessment, 4s. on the second assessment. 
(76., 112/619, 112/627, 112/326.) 



Sible Hedingham 



Little Yeldham 

Ovington 

Sible Hedingham 

Tilbury-by-Clare 



Little Yeldham 
Sible Hedingham 
Tilbury-by-Clare 



Belchamp St. Paul 
Castle Hedingham 
Tjittle Yeldham 



ble Hedingham 



Little Yeldham 
Sible Hedingham 



Sible Hedingham 



• Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 

t This manuscript is mutilated and the assessments are missing. 



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16 Charles I [1640-1] 
Little Yeldham Robert Parmenter for lands [worth] 20s. [tax] 8d. 

{lb., 112/646.) 

From Chancery Proceedings 

On 21 June 1607 Roger Golding complains that about ten years since 
John Parmenter, late of Sudbury, deceased, made a will by which he appointed 
the complainant and one John Parmenter executors of his estate of some 
£800, "Vkdth lands in Sudbury, Tilbury, Little Yeldham, etc., and died about 
two years since. By said will testator left his estate to the wife of the com- 
plainant and her children and to others of his kindred and friends. But 
one WiUiam Parminter has secured for himself administration on the said 
estate, and in confederacy with John Parminter has seized and embezzled 
the estate of the deceased, and has not distributed it according to the latter's 
will. 

William Parmenter, one of the defendants, brother and administrator of 
the late John Parmenter of Sudbury, maltster, replies that as complainant 
sues as one of the executors of a pretended will of deceased, said complainant 
should be joined as complainant with John Panninter, the other executor 
of the pretended will, and should not make the latter a defendant. This 
defendant knows nothing of any ^iil made ten years ago, but has heard the 
other .defendant, John Parminter, say that about 28 Elizabeth [1585-6] 
deceased did make a will appointing complainant and said defendant, John 
Parminter, as executors, and the said complainant did show this defendant 
a copy of the same and said that he intended to sue this defendant in the 
ecclesiastical courts, but he has not done so, and defendant doubts if such a 
will existed, as two years after the time of said pretended will said deceased 
loaned complainant over £40, which he would not have done had he made 
him executor of his estate. And moreover this defendant can prove by 
witnesses that on 24 September 1603 the deceased stated that one William 
Parmiter, son of this defendant, should have all the estate of deceased. On 
the death of said deceased this defendant, beheving that deceased died 
intestate, did sue forth administration on his estate in the Prerogative Court 
of Canterbury (deceased having estate in divers dioceses), which was granted 
to this defendant 19 September 1605. Deceased died 24 August 1605, 
possessed of an estate much smaller than is claimed by the complainant; 
and with the consent of John Parmiter and of Thomas Smith and of Edith 
his wife, sister of the deceased, this defendant had the estate appraised, 
which amounted to £200. 12s. The debts of the deceased were £47. 7s. 4d. 
The defendant, John Parmiter, received as his share of the estate £43. Is. 6d., 
and said Smith and Edith his wife about £40. The costs of administration 
were £23. 16s. 8d. The house in Sudbury called "The Gallerye" w^as the 
freehold of the said John Parminter, deceased, who with one Peregi'ine 
Parker, gent., did purchase the same in fee simple of one Peter Whj-te on 
6 June, 35 EHzabeth [1593], and on the death of the said Parker said John 
Parminter had the whole as survivor in fee simple, and, he dying without 
issue, it came to this defendant as his brother and next heir. Defendant 
denies any conspiracy with the other defendant, John Parminter. 

The other defendant, John Parminter, rephes that he thinks that John 
Parminter, deceased, made a will about 28 EHzabeth [1585-6], but knows 
not if it remained in existence until his death. Lately complainant sent his 
son to this defendant to show to this defendant a copy of said will, by which 
deceased left to his brother WiUiam Parminter, the other defendant, for life, 
lands, etc., in Little Yeldham, with reversion to Henry Parminter, said 
William's son, and left to this defendant, another brother, for life, lands in 
Little Yeldham, Tilbury, etc., with reversion to John Panninter, this de- 
fendant's son. Also he left to the said William £20 and to his children 



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6s. 8d. apiece, to this defendant £20 and to his children 6s. 8d. apiece, to the 
three children of Thomas Smith of Little Maplestead 40s. apiece, to Jone, 
wife of this defendant, cloth for a gowTi, to the complainant £5 and three 
guns, to the wife of the complainant (who died long before the testator) 2()s., 
and to Thomas Golding 20s. This defendant prays that the complainant be 
required to bring the original will into court, as according to said will the 
testator left certain lands to this defendant and his children, which have been 
taken by the other defendant as eldest brother and heir. Deceased died 
about two years ago and about nineteen years after making said will. Com- 
plainant has long concealed the will for some sinister purpose, and as this 
defendant was unable to find any wdll of deceased, the other defendant 
obtained administration on the estate, and this defendant has received one 
third of the goods, according to the inventory in the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury. This defendant denies any conspiracy with the other defend- 
ant, William Parminter. (Chancery Proceedings, James I, Bundle G-8, 
No. 43.) 

[From the foregoing records and from some other sources the following 
information about the Parmenter famiUes of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, and 
about the ancestry of Dea. John Parmenter of Sudbury and Roxbury, Mass., 
has been derived: 

William Parmenter, Sr., born probably about 1465, appears, with 
other Parmenters, at Little Yeldham, co. Essex, in the subsidy of 1523-4. 

John Parmenter, Sr., George Parmenter, Sr., Richard Parmenter, 
Thomas Parmenter, and Nicholas Parmenter appear at Little Yeldham 
in the subsidy of 1542-1544. They belong apparently to the generation 
immediately following that to which William Parmenter, Sr., belongs. No 
wills have been found which throw light on the exact relationship of these 
men to one another or on their respective families; but doubtless the fathers 
of some of the Parmenters of the next generation are included in this list of 
names. 

These men of the next generation are John Parmenter, born probably 
about 1515, and probably the progenitor of Family A, given below; George 
Parmenter, born probably about 1520, progenitor of Family B, given below; 
Richard Parmenter of Little Yeldham, who appears in the subsidy of 
1565-6; and Robert Parmenter, born probably about 1530, progenitor 
of Family C, given below. 

Family A 

1. John Parmenter, of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, born probably about 
1515, appears as John Parmenter, Jr., at Little Yeldham in the subsidy of 
1542-1544, and is found later in the adjoining parish of Tilburj^-by-Clare, 
CO. Essex, in the subsidies of 1565-6 and 1571-2. 

The following were probably his children: 

i. John, settled in Sudbury, co. Suffolk, where he was a brewer or 
maltster, and d. 24 Aug. 1605, leaving no issue. He appears in 
several entries in the Sudbury borough records from 1597 to 1604 
(Register, vol. 66, pp. 170-171). His estate was contested in 
Chancery by Roger Golding in 1607. 

2. ii. William, b. abt. 1.540. He was one of the defendants in the Chan- 

cery suit brought by Roger Golding in 1607. 

iii. John, m. Joxe . He was the other defendant in the above- 
mentioned suit. Children: John (eldest son), and others. 

iv. Edith, m. Thomas Smith of Little Maplestead, co. Essex; bad issue. 

V. A Daughter, probably m. Roger Golding. 



270 Genealogical Research in England [July 

2. William Parmenter (John), of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, the testator 
of 1615, born probably about 1540, was buried at Little Yeldhara 

3 June 1615. He married, about 1563, Agnes , who was 

buried at Little Yeldham 6 Mar. 1600/1. He was one of the defend- 
ants in the Chancery suit brought by Roger Golding. 
Children : 

i. Henry, of Little Yeldham, glover, the testator of 1619, bapt. at Little 

Yeldham 9 July 1564; m. there, 29 Oct. 1598, Audrey Sparrow, 

who m. (2) at Little Yeldham, 10 Apr. 1621, Francis Whiting. 

Children, recorded at Little Yeldham: 1. Elizabeth, bapt. 25 Oct. 

1599; probably d. young. 2. William, bapt. 16 Aug. 1600. 3. 

Elizabeth, bapt. 4 Mar. 1600/1 [sic, ? 1601/2]. 4. Henry, bur. 

15 July 1609. 5. Sarah, bapt. 24 Aug. 1609; bur. 13 Mar. 1611/12. 

6. Henry, bapt. 30 Jan. 1611/12. 7. Audrey, bapt. 20 Nov. 1614. 

8. Thomas, bapt. 13 Mar. 1616/17; bur. 16 Feb. 1620/L 
ii. Thomas, bapt. at Little Yeldham 18 Jan. 1567/8. 
iii. William, bapt. at Little Yeldham 24 Feb. 1570/1; bur. there 4 Apr. 

1610. 
iv. Edith, bapt. at Little Yeldham 9 Nov. 1572. 
V. Edward, named in the wills of his father and brother Henry; m. 

JoANE . Children, bapt. at Little Yeldham: 1. Edith, 

bapt, 9 Nov. 1613. 2. James, bapt. 2 June 1616. 3. Joane, bapt. 

20 Jan. 1617/18. 
vi. John, bapt. at Little Yeldham 24 Sept. 1576; probably d. young, 
vii. Richard. Child: 1. Ann, under 21 in 1644. 
viii. R.OBERT, bapt. at Little Yeldham 30 Mar. 1581; bur. there 11 Jan. 

1589/90. 
ix. John, of Yeldham and later of Castle Hedingham, co. Essex, the 

testator of 1644, bapt. at Little Yeldham 19 Jan. 1583/4; m. abt. 

1606 Anne . Children, recorded at Little Yeldham: 1. 

Thomas, bapt. 12 May 1607. 2. Nathaniel, bapt. 13 Mar. 1610/11. 

3. Anne, bapt. 13 Feb. 1611/12. 4. George, bapt. 10 Mar. 1613/14. 

5. Joseph, bapt. 19 Sept. 1616. 6. Mary, bapt. 17 Dec. 1617. 7. 

John, b. probably abt. 1619. 8. Martha, bapt. 23 July 1621. 

Family B 

1. George Parmenter, of Little Yeldham (also called Over Yeldham 
and Upper Yeldham), co. Essex, the testator of 1591, born probably about 

1 520, was buried at Little Yeldham 7 Feb. 1591 /2. He married Alice . 

He appears at Little Yeldham as George Parmenter, Jr., in the subsidy of 
1542-1544, is next found in the adjoining parish of 0\Tington in the subsidy 
of 1565-6, and appears again at Little Yeldham in the subsidy of 1571-2. 

Children : 

i. Robert, b. probably abt. 1545; hving in 1613, when he is men- 
tioned in the will of his brother William. Child (probably): 1. 
William, called of Cavendish, co. Suffolk, in the will of his grand- 
father, George Parmenter, in 1591. 

ii. Christian, m. Page; had issue. 

iii. Richard, of Little Yeldham, living in 1612. He was a legatee in the 
will of his brother George. Child: 1. Elizabeth, bapt. at Little 
Yeldham 16 Nov. 1572; mentioned in the wills of her grandfather 
and her uncle George. 

2. iv. George, b. probably abt. 1550. 

v. Katherine, m. Allison; had issue. 

vi. Jone, m. Stainer; had issue. 

vii. Edward, api^ears at Little Yeldliam in a subsidy in 1596-7; living 
in 1612, being named in the will of his brother George. Children, 
named in the wiU of their grandfather: 1. Susan, bapt. at Little 
Yeldham 18 Apr. 1585. 2. Edward, bapt. at Little Yeldham 21 
Nov. 1588. 
*3. viii. William, b. probably abt. 1560. 

ix. Alice. 



1914] Genealogical Research in England 271 

2. George Parmenter (George), of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, yeoman, 

the testator of 1612, born probably about 1550, was buried at Little 

Yeldham 27 June 1613. He married first Amy , who was 

buried at Little Yeldham 13 Oct. 1594; and secondly Mrs. Eliza- 
beth PuRKAS, widow, who by her former husband had children Rose 

Purkas, wife of Taine, and Francis Purkas. George Parmenter 

is found in the subsidy of 1596-7. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Conscience, bapt. at Little Yeldham 25 May 1574; d. young. 

ii. Robert (perhaps). A Robert Parmenter, son of George, m. at 
Little Yeldham, 22 Jan. 1597/8, Ahce Edwards, daughter of 
William. If this man belongs in this family, he must have d. s.p. 
before the date of his father's will. 

3. William Parmenter (George), of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, husband- 

man, the testator of 1613, born probably about 1560, was buried at 
Little Yeldham 4 Dec. 1617. He married, about 1585, Margery 

. He inherited various lands in Little Yeldham from his 

father and copyhold lands called Cowell or Gouldwell by the will of 
his brother George, which he mentioned in his own will, dated 12 Oct. 
1613 and proved 19 Jan. 1617/18. As only two of his children were 
baptized at Little Yeldham, it is likely that at some period he resided 
elsewhere; and therefore he was probably the William Parmenter 
who was assessed in the subsidy of 1596-7 in the adjacent parish 
of Sible Hedingham, the registers of which prior to 1680 are lost. 
Children : 

i. Robert, bapt. at Little Yeldham 23 Oct. 1586. He succeeded to 
the lands of his father by the latter's will, and was perhaps the 
Robert Parmenter who was assessed at Sible Hedingham in the 
subsidies of 1623-4 and 1627-1629 and at Little Yeldham in the 
subsidy of 1640-1. 
4. ii. John, b. abt. 1588. 

iii. Ursula, living in 1613. 

iv. George, m. at Little Yeldham, 12 Mar. 1617/18, Mary Usher 
alias Clarke. 

V. Sarah, b. abt. 1593; m. at Bures St. Mary, co. Suffolk, 4 Oct. 1616, 
John Cress all, the testator of 1625. After the death of her father 
she had evidently removed with her brother, John Parmenter, to 
Bures St. Mary. 

vi. Margaret, bapt. at Little Yeldham 25 Feb. 1594/5; hving in 1613. 

4. Dea. John Parmenter (William, George), of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, 

and Bures St. Mary, cos. Essex and Suffolk, England, and of Sudbury 
and Roxbury, Mass., was born evidently about 1588, as the baptism of 
his elder brother Robert is recorded at Little Yeldham 23 Oct. 1586, 
and j^et by 12 Oct. 1613 John Parmenter was old enough to be married 
and to be the father of two children, Mary and John, according to the 
will of that date of his father, William Parmenter. He may have 
been born at Sible Hedingham, co. Essex, but the early registers of 
this parish are lost. He inherited no lands from his father, and after 
the latter's death he evidently removed about eight miles from Little 
Yeldham into Bures St. Mary. Here his sister Sarah was married, 
4 Oct. 1616, to John Cressall, who in his will of 9 July 1625 bequeathed 
a cow to his brother-in-law John Parmenter. Here also, as John 
Parminter,* he was a witness, 22 Feb. 1630/1, to the wiU of Henrie 
Loker of Bures St. Mary, co. Essex, glover (Register, vol. 63, pp. 
280-281). In 1639 John Parmenter, with his family, and also the 

* Thus the name is spelled in the original will of Henrie Loker, although in tb© 
regJBtered copy of the wOl the name is Parmiter. 



272 Genealogical Research in England [July 

widow and children of Henrie Loker emigrated to New England, 
settling in Sudbury, Mass., where John Parmenter was early chosen 
selectman, deacon, and commissioner. A comparison of the signa- 
ture of John Parminter as a witness in the original will of Henrie 
Loker of Bures St. Mary with an autograph signature of Dea. John 
Parmenter as a commissioner of Sudbury, Mass., 6 Jan. 1639/40,* 
shows that the two signatures were made by the same hand. In the 
summer of 1660 he removed from Sudbury to Roxbury, Mass., where 
he died 1 May 1671, aged 83 years, according to the church redords 
of Roxbury, which thus furnish additional e^ddence that he was born 
about 1588. His wiU, dated 25 Mar. 1671 and proved 25 July 1671, 
names wife Annis, daughter Woods, son-in-law John Woods, grandson 
John Parmenter, cousin [Bartholomew] Cheevers, shoemaker, of 
Boston, and cousin John Stibbins. 

He married first, in England, probably about 1609, Bridget , 

who died at Sudbury, Mass., 6 Apr. 1660. He married secondly, at 

Roxbury, Mass., 9 Aug. 1660, Mrs. Annis ( ) (Chandler) 

Dane, widow successively of William Chandler and John Dane. 
She died at Roxbury 17 Mar. 1682/3. 

Children by first wife, born in England : 

i. Mary, b. abt. 1610; named in the wiU of her grandfather 12 Oct. 
1613; d. at Marlborough, Mass., 17 Aug. 1690, aged 80; m. John 
Woods of Sudbury and Marlborough, b. in England abt. 1610, d. 
at Marlborough 10 July 1678. He deposed in 1664, aged abt. 54 
years. Children: 1. Hannah. 2. John, b. 8 May 1641. 3. 
Francis (dau.), b.-lO May 1645. 4. James, b. 18 July 1647. 5. 
Catharine. 6. Isaac, b. 14 July 1655. 

ii. John, b. abt. 1612; named in the will of his grandfather 12 Oct. 
1613; came to New England with his father in 1639; resided at 
Sudbury, Mass., where he d. 12 Apr. 1666; m. abt. 1639 Amy 

, who d. 21 Nov. 1681. Children: 1. John, b. abt. 1640. 

2. Josejph, b. 12 Mar. 1642/3. 3. Mary, b. 10 June 1644. 4 
George, b. abt. 1647. 5. Benjamin, b. abt. 1650. 6. Lydia, b. 
16 Oct. 1655. 

Family C 

1. Robert Parmenter, of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, the testator of 
1594, born probably about 1530, was buried at Little Yeldham 1 May 1594. 

He married, about 1561, Amye . He was assessed at Little Yeldham 

in the subsidies of 1565-6 and 1571-2. 

Children: 

i. JoANE, b. probably abt. 1562. 

ii. Amy, bapt. at Little Yeldham 17 Sept. 1564. 

2. iii. Robert, bapt. at Little Yeldham 8 Feb. 1567/8. 
iv. Jane, bapt. at Little Yeldham 5 June 1571. 

2. Robert Parmenter (Robert), of Little Yeldham, co. Essex, baptized 
there 8 Feb. 1567/8, appears there in the subsidy of 1596-7. Neither 
his will nor any administration on his estate has been found. 
Children, baptized at Little Yeldham : " 

i. Samuel, bapt. 13 Oct. 1590; m. Elizabeth . Children, bapt. 

at Little Yeldham: 1. Samuel, bapt. 19 Sept. 1630. 2. Thomas, 
bapt. 19 Aug. 1632. 3. Robert, bapt. 22 Mar. 1634/5. 4. Eliza- 
beth, bapt. 10 x\pr. 1636. 5. Sarah, bapt. 21 Jan. 1639/40. 

ii. Robert, bapt. 24 Dec. 1592; m. (1) Elizabeth ; m. (2) 

at Little Yeldham, 24 June 1626, Agnes (Anne) Ingam. Children 
by first wife, recorded at Little Yeldham: 1. Elizabeth, bapt. 25 

* Suffolk Co. Court Files, Boston, no. 162004. 



1914] The Painter Family 273 

Mar. 1619. 2. John, bapt. 25 Apr. 1625. Children by second 

wife, recorded at Little Yeldham: 3. Anne, bapt. 14 Jan. 1626/7. 

4. Robert, bapt. 7 Sept. 1628; bur. 26 June 1630. 5. John, bapt. 

18 Apr. 1630. 6. Mary, bapt. 30 Oct. 1631. 7. William, bapt. 

14 Mar. 1635/6. 
iii. John, bapt. 16 Nov. 1595. 
iv. Alice, bapt. 25 Mar. 1599. 

— Elizabeth French] 

[To be continued] 



THE PAINTER FAMILY 

WITH 

NOTES ON THE LAMBERTON FAMILY 

By Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of New Haven, Conn. 

1. Thomas^ Painter lived at Hingham, Charlestown, and Rowley, 
Mass., between 1637 and 1644. In 1655 he was made freeman of 
Newport, R. I., and spent the remainder of his life there and at 
Westerly, R. L, where his name appears, together with that of his 
son Shubael, on the list of freemen. He married first Katharine 
, who died in 1641; and secondly . Winthrop tells us 



in his History (vol. 2, p. 174), under date of 1644: '^A poor man of 
Hingham, one Painter, who had lived at New Haven and at Rowley 
and Charlestown, and been scandalous and burdensome by his idle 
and troublesome behaviour to them all, was now on the sudden 
turned anabaptist, and having a child born, he would not suffer his 
wife to bring it to the ordinance of baptism, for she was a member of 
the church, though himself were not. Being presented for this, and 
enjoined to suffer the child to be baptized, he still refusing, and dis- 
turbing the church, he was again brought to the court not only for 
his former contempt, but also for saying that our baptism wa^ anti- 
christian; and in the open court he affirmed the same." For this he 
was whipped, and ''endured his punishment with much obstinacy, 
and when he was loosed, he said boastingly, that God had marvellously 
a.ssisted him." 

Children by first wife: 

i. Elizabeth,^ d. in Boston 24 Apr. 1640. 
ii. William, d. in Boston 30 Sept. 1639. 
2. iii. Shubael. 

iv. Thomas, b. 4 May 1639; d. in Boston 30 Sept. 1639. 
V. Thomas, bapt. in Boston 13 Sept. 1640; probably the man of this 
name who was drowned 25 Mar. 1705. 

2. Shubael^ Painter {Thomas^) resided at Westerly and Newport, 
R. I.* He married Mercy Lamberton, who was baptized 
17 Jan. 1640/1 and died evidently before 1677, daughter of 
Capt. George and Margaret (Lewen) of New Haven. 

He was deputy, 1670-1672. On 12 May 1679 he was tried 
for contempt of authority, owned himself guilty, and was 

•The records at Newport were searched by Mr. John C. Pearson of Cleveland, 
Ohio, to whom acknowledgment is hereby made for information about Shubael Painter. 



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274 The Painter Family [July 

fined and bound to peace and good behavior. On 10 May 
1680 ''An Indictment by the Atorny Genii agnst Shubali 
panter of Newport for Indeavoring Contrary to law to publish 
Marriage in two pubhck meetings about the month of March 
last in the Yeare 1679 : 80 unto Hannah the wife of Thomas 
Martin, and for keeping Company with said Hannah aft^r 
being forbiden & forwarned by Authorety he being bound to 
this Court and in Court Called, Appeared pleads not guilty 
and Refers himselfe for Tryall to God and the Cuntry The 
Jurry Verdict Guilty: By the court Comitted to the Genii 
serjts Custody till called for. The Sentence of the Court is 
That Shubal painter either be sett in the stockes for a six 
howers time or pay twenty shillings to the Genl Treasury in 
mony betwixt this & Next Thursday twelve of the clock and 
that his bond be continued while next court and alsoe pay 
officers fees." (R. I. Court of Trials, vol. A, p. 51.) He was in- 
dicted, 27 Mar. 1683, for living with Hannah, the wife of Thorn- 
Martin, contrary to law, was found guilty, and was sentenced 
to forfeit bonds and pay fee. As Shubael's wife Mercy was 
then dead and as he ''published marriage" with Mrs. Martin, 
it seems probable that her husband had deserted or divorced her, 
and that only some legal quibble stood in the way of her 
remarriage. On 27 Mar. 1683 he was also prosecuted by 
John Williams for "takeing Sheep ffeloniously " ; and he im- 
mediately commenced action against said John for "Sclaunder 
and Defamation." He was acquitted on the sheep charge, 
and was awarded £3 damages and costs of court on his counter 
suit. The case was referred to the next Assembly because 
Shubael was absent, being employed about the country's ser- 
vice. In 1688 he was appointed constable. 

In 1677 he sold to his brother-in-law, William Trowbridge, 
the share of the Lamberton estate to which his wife Mercy w^as 
heir; but in 1685 the sale was declared void, and the lands were 
resold to Samuel Smith. Probably it was held that this sale 
did not include undivided lands, for ShubaeFs son Thomas 
and daughter Margaret both disposed of land inherited from 
George Lamberton. His daughter Mercy seems never to 
have possessed any of this property; at least she did not assign 
her right in any deed on record at New Haven. An abstract 
of the Lamberton deeds is given in the Notes on the Lamber- 
ton Family, infra, pp. 284, 285. 

Children: 

i. Mercy,' b. abt. 1664; m. 24 Nov. 1683 Edward Allen of Deerficld, 
Mass., b. 1 May 1663, d. 10 Feb. 1739/40. In 1678 he went to 
Suffield, Conn., with his father, and in 1686 he received a ^aiit 
of land on Green River. He was town clerk 1704-1712. Child- 
ren: 1. Elizabeth, b. 14 Mar. 1685/6; d. 7 Feb. 1696/7. 2. Edward, 
b. 11 Mar. 1687/8; removed to Greenfield, Mass.; d. 19 Dec. 
1756; m. (1) 4 Feb. 1719/20 Martha Wells, who d. 26 Feb. 1719/20; 
m. (2) 1 Feb. 1721/2 Mercy Childs, who d. 26 Oct. 1758. 3. 
Mercy, b. 3 Feb. 1689/90; d. May 1772; m. 8 Apr. 1708 Peter 
Evans of Northfield, b. 21 Jan. 1673/4, d. 8 July 1752. 4. Sarah, 
b. 1 May 1692. 5. Martha, b. 6 Nov. 1694; d. 11 Feb. 1778; n; 



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Samuel Bardwell, b. 26 Sept. 1685, d. 18 Mar. 1771. 6. Jemima, 
b. 4 Feb. 1696/7; d. alter 1770; m. 1 Mar. 1714/15 John Catlin, 
b. 8 Jan. 1686/7, d. 1 Dec. 1766, s. of that Mr. John Cathn whose 
family was almost annihilated by Indians in 1704. Of their 
twelve children four settled in West Haven, Conn., viz., John, 
b. 19 Nov. 1715, d. after 1790, m. 29 Aug. 1744 his first cousin once 
removed, Margaret-* Painter (3, ix); Mary, b. 3 Feb. 1718/19, m. 
7 May 1746 Jonathan Smith, whose mother was Rebecca* Painter 
(3, i); Ehzabeth, b. 31 Mar. 1726, m. Thomas Mallory of West 
Haven and Woodbury, Conn.; and Esther, b. 24 May 1733, m. 
Capt. Ebenezer Trowbridge of West Haven. 7. Hannah, b. 12 Feb. 
1698/9; d. after 1772; m. 25 Aug. 1735 John Stebbins, b. abt. 
1685, d. 7 Sept. 1760. 8. Consider, b. 8 May 1701; d. 26 May 1701. 
9. Samuel, b. 6 Apr. 1702; killed bv Indians 25 Aug. 1746; m. 
3 Nov. 1727 Hannah Hawks, b. 7 July 1703, d. 8 Mar.'l771. Of 
their twelve children the tenth was named Lamberton. 

ii. Margaret, b. abt. 1667; probably married first Morris, 

perhaps a son of Capt. Richard of Newport; married secondly, as 
his third wife, Lawrence Clinton; and thirdly Jeremiah Mott, 
who was admitted an inhabitant of Westerly in 1699. With her 
third husband she removed, prior to 1742, to Wallingford, Conn. 
On 11 Aug. 1742, Richard Morriss of Milford gave bond of £500 
to the selectmen of WalUngford to be paid before June 1747, "the 
condition being that if he indemnifee and save harmless the said 
town of Walhngford upon the account of Margrett Mott of Wal- 
hngford, wife of Jeremiah Mott of Wallingford, then sd obligation 
to be void." (Wallingford Deeds, vol. 11, p. 501.) On 29 Sept. 
1743 Jeremiah Mott and Margaret Mott of Wallingford conveyed 
to George Chnton of New Haven one fourth of one sixth of the lands 
of George Lamberton, deceased. (New Haven Deeds, vol. 12, 
p. 184.) Margaret Mott could not have been in possession of this 
portion of the Lamberton farm, unless Mercy Lamberton were 
her mother, as a careful study of the deeds will show (vide infra, 
pp. 284, 285); and for this reason she is given here as a daughter 
of Shubael Painter. There is a mass of circumstantial evidence to 
prove that she was mother, by her first husband, of Richard 
Morris; and, by her second husband, of George Clinton and his 
brothers. Child by first husband:* 1. Richard, d. at Milford, 
Conn., in the spring of 1759; m. (1) 22 Dec. 1717 (registers of 
Trinity Church, Newport, R. I.) Ehzabeth Auxeny; m. (2) 24 May 
1721 (ib.) Jean Eddy, who d. at Milford in 1767, 'probably dau. of 
John (who d. 1726) and Elizabeth. He lived at Newport, R. I., 
and at Milford, Conn. In 1725 Jacob Mott et al.. Proprietors, 
sold to Richard Morris of Newport, weaver, lot 56 at Easton's 
Point, and the latter sold it the following year. In a deed dated 
15 Aug. 1726 Richard Morris disposed of land in which his wife 
Jane relinquished her right of dower. (Newport Deeds, vol. 2, 
p. 159, vol. 7, pp. 122, 144.) His children were: John, m. at 
Woodbridge, Conn., 12 Nov. 1750, Sybil Newton; Susanna, m. 
Samuel Bassott; Mercy, d. 25 Mar. 1778; and probably also: 
Thomas, d. at Cheshire, Conn., 21 Apr. 1777; Joseph, d. at Mil- 
ford 3 Jan. 1778; George, d. at Milford 10 Mar. 1776, aged 45, 
m. Eunice Plumb. 
3. iii. Thomas, b. abt. 1670. 

^. Ensign Thomas^ Painter {Shuhael,'^ Thow.as^), born about 1670, 
removed about 1094 to West Haven, Conn., where he died in 
1747. He married Rebecca Candee, born 22 Dec. 1671, 
died 1 June 1739, daughter of Zaecheus and R(^becca (Bristol). 
In 1743 Ensig;n Thomas Painter of West parish conveyed to 
bis sons Thomas, Shubael, and Deliverance all right to land 

* The children of her .second marriage will ho piven in an article on the Clinton 
ily, to be published in a future number of the Reoister. 

VOL. LXVIII. 18 



276 The Painter Family [July 

in right of his mother, "who was one of the daughters of Mr. 
George Lamberton, formerly of New Haven deed." (New 
Haven Deeds, vol. 12, p. 85.) He purchased land in WaUing- 
ford. Conn., where his sister Margaret lived, but he never 
resided there. In his will, dated 9 Dec. 1746 and proved 
1 June 1747, he mentioned his sons Shubael, Thomas, Jr., and 
Deliverance; grandchildren, the children of Rebecca Smith, 
deceased; and daughters Mary Stevens, Mercy Stevens, Rachel 
Smith (wife of Nathan), Elizabeth JPainter, and Margaret 
Catlin. He gave equal shares to his children, ''excepting my 
Daughter Elizabeth to whom I have given by Deed Something 
Extraordinary for her Extraordinary Care & trouble of me 
under my Difficulties by reason of a Cancer." (New Haven 
Probate Records, vol. 7, p. 117.) Capt. Samuel Candee and 
Jonathan Smith, the testator's son-in-law, were appointed 
executors. 
Children: 

i. Rebecca,* b. 28 June 1695; d. 10 Sept. 1740; m. Jonathan Smith, 

b. 27 Oct. 1692, d. 30 Dec. 1759. 
Thomas, b. 31 Aug. 1696. 
Shubael, b. 23 Apr. 1698. 
Maby, b. 1 Nov. 1699; m. 2 Mar. 1725/6 John Stevens, b. 1 Aug. 

1703; removed to Stratford, Conn. 
Deliverance, b. 31 Ma)"^ 1701. 

Mercy, b. Aug. 1703; m. Andrew Smith, b. 15 Nov. 1701, d. 1789. 
Elizabeth, b. 23 May 1706.* 

Rachel, b. 19 July 1708; m. Nathan Smith, b. 1 Mar. 1714/15. 
Margaret, b. 4 May 1715; d. after 1790; m. 29 Aug. 1744 John 

Catlin, a sea captain, b. 19 Nov. 1715, d. after 1790 {vide suyra, 

under 2, i, 6). 

4. Capt. Thomas^ Painter {Thomas,^ Shubael.^ Thomas-), born 
31 Aug. 1696, died at West Haven, Conn., in 1760. He 
married first Esther Mix, born 14 Apr. 1718, daughter of 
John and Esther (Morris); and secondly, after 1752, Mrs. 
Desire (Smith) Stevens, born 30 Sept. 1712, daughter of 
Samuel and Mary (Cooper) and widow of Thomas. She 
married thirdly Law of Wallingford, Conn. 

In 1746 Thomas and Esther Painter conveyed their rights 
to the estate of their father, John Mix, Jr., deceased. (New 
Haven Deeds, vol. 13, p. 40.) In 1758 Thomas Painter con- 
veyed land to his son-in-law, John Chandler of Woodstock, 
and his wife, ''my only daughter Esther.'' (76., vol. 21, p. 
71.) On 30 June 1760 administration on the estate of Thomas 
Painter was granted to John Chandler in right of his wife 
Esther, daughter of the deceased, the widow desiring the 
same. (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 371.) 

Children by first wife: 

i. Esther,^ b. 20 May 1738; m. John Chandler of Woodstock, Cono 
ii. Thomas, b. 10 Dec. 1740; d. 18 Feb. 1747/8 (gravestone at West 

Haven). 
iii. Elkanah, b. abt. 1742; d. 14 Feb. 1747/8 (gravestone at West Haven) 

* Vide article on the Clinton family, to be published in a future number of the 
Reqistsr. 



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5. Shubael^ Painter {Thomas,^ Shubael,- Thomas^), born 23 Apr. 

1698, died at West Haven, Conn., in 1785. He married first, 
12 Mar. 1730/1, Elizabeth Dunbar, born 27 Mar. 1701, 
died before 1758, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Beecher); 

and secondly Abiah . (New Haven Deeds, vol. 28, 

p. 180.) 

In his will, dated 19 Mar. 1782 and proved 17 Nov. 1785, 
he mentioned the three children of his eldest son Joseph, 
deceased (Anna Clinton, and Thomas and Shubael Painter); 
his son Gamaliel, ''my son now surviving;'' and his daughters 
Rebecca, wife of William Trowbridge, Jr., Lidia, wife of 
Gamaliel Benham, and Sarah, wife of Joatham Williams. 
(New Haven Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 429.) 

Children by first wife: 

7. i. Joseph,^ b. 26 Apr. 1731. 

ii. Rebecca, b. 19 May 1734; d. before 1808; m. William Trow- 
bridge, b. 13 June 1725, d. 6 Dec. 1793. 

iii. Elisha, b. 29 July 1736; d. s.p. 1781 or 1782; m. Hannah . 

He was one of the grantees of Middlebury, Vt., 2 Nov. 1761 
(Swift's Hist, of Middlebury, pp. 143, 145, 156). In his will, dated 
12 Jan. 1781 and proved 7 Nov. 1791, he mentions wife Hannah, 
brother Gamaliel, and sisters Rebeccah Trowbridge, Lydia Ben- 
ham, and Sarah Williams (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 16, 
p. 621). 

iv. Lydia, b. 1 June 1739; d. 18 Nov. 1814; m. Gamaliel Benham, b. 
abt. 1738, d. 8 Mar. 1811. 

V. Sarah, b. 4 Oct. 1742; m. Jotham Williams. 

8. vi. Gamaliel, b. 22 May 1743. 

6. Deliverance'* Painter {Thomas,^ Shubael,^ Thomas^), born 

31 May 1701, was drowned near Stratford Point, Conn., 
1 Sept. 1781. He married, 23 June 1725, Mary Smith, born 
7 Mar. 1706/7, died at the home of her son in Roxbury, Conn., 
29 May 1786, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Cooper) and 
granddaughter of Samuel and Obedience (Lamberton). 

The aged deacon met a tragic end near the close of the 
Revolutionary War. On the night of 1 Sept. 1781 three 
British vessels landed one hundred and fifty men at West 
Haven, Conn., who, having secured the eleven sentinels, 
collected cattle and other plunder. They returned to their 
vessels without discovery, taking with them their booty, two 
of the sentinels, and Deliverance Painter and his brother-in- 
law, Capt. John Catlin. The boat carrying the four patriots 
capsized near Stratford Point, and Painter and the two sen- 
tinels were drowned, Catlin alone escaping. The Painter 
home, now known as the James Reynolds house, had been 
ransacked, and the son, Lamberton Painter, evaded ca])ture 
only by hiding under tobacco leaves in the garret. Five of 
Deliverance's children died young, and their epitaph in the 
West Haven cemetery reminds one of Wordsworth's ^*We are 
Seven." 

Three underneath the clods they be 
<fe two their lyes beyond the vSeas. 
Their Names now which you may behold 
though they are in the Ainbicaes cold. 



278 The Painter. Family [July 

In his will, dated 11 Aug. 1774 and proved in Dec. 1781, 
he names his wife Mary, his son Lamberton, and his daughters 
IMary Mallary of Woodbury and Rebeccah Sherman of New 
Haven (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 102). 

Children: 

i. Samuel,^ b. 7 Mar. 1725/6; d. at sea Dec. 1748. 

ii. Mary, b. 14 Jan. 1727/8; m. Daniel Mallory of Woodbury, Conn., 

b. 4 Feb. 1719/20. Children: 1. Abigail, b. 18 Jan. 1747/8. 2. 

Mary, b. 17 Oct. 1749. 3. Freelove Amy, b. 21 Apr. 1752; d. 

27 Oct. 1794; m. 30 June 1777 Jared Osborn of Oxford, Conn. 

4. Edmund, b. 17 June 1754; m. 15 Feb. 1781 Mabel Johnson. 

5. Lois, b. 21 Mar. 1756; m. 5 Aug. 1778 Eh Chatfield of Oxford. 

6. Azariah, b. 3 Apr. 1758; d. 10 Sept. 1759. 7. Daniel, b. 27 Apr. 
1760. 8. Adah, b. 8 May 1762. 9. Rebecca, h. 5 Feb. 1764. 10. 
Mabel, b. 17 Nov. 1766. 11. Rene, b. 9 Sept. 1767. 

iii. Amy, b. abt. 1730; d. 2 Sept. 1751. 

iv. Thomas, b. 2 May 1733; d. at sea 13 Feb. 1755. 

V. Abigail, b. abt. 1738; d. 26 Jan. 1755. 

9. vi. Lamberton, b. abt. 1740. 

vii. Rebecca, d. at Roxbury, Conn., 18 Sept. 1788; m. John Sherman. 
viii. Freelove, b. abt. 1749; d. 26 Aug. 1751. 

7. Capt. Joseph^ Painter (Shuhael,'^ Thomas,^ Shuhael,^ Thomas^), 

born 26 Apr. 1731, died at sea, near St. Christopher's, in 1766. 
He was commander of a vessel, and was lost at sea in a hurri- 
cane. He married, 25 Dec. 1755, Amy Stevens, born 30 Sept. 
1737, died about 1774, daughter of Thomias and Desire (Smith). 

Administration on his estate v/as granted, Nov. 1768, to 
his widow Ama (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 
562). Administration on the estate of Ama Painter was 
granted, Feb. 1775, to Jesse Stevens (ih., vol. 12, p. 23). 

Children: 

i. Amy,6 b. abt. 1757; d. abt. 1832; m. (1) David Clintox,* b. abt. 
1755, d. on a prison ship abt. 1781; m. (2) Thomas Benham of 
Amenia, N. Y. 

10. ii. Thomas, b. 24 Jan. 1760. 
iii. Betty, d. young. 

iv. A Child, d. in infancy. 

V. Shubael, d. at sea before 1790. 

8. Judge Gamaliel^ Painter (Shuhael,^ Thomas,^ Shvbael,^ 

Thomas^), born at New Haven, Conn., 22 May 1743, died at 
Middlebury, Vt., 21 May 1819. He married first Abigail 
Chipman, who died 21 Apr. 1790, aged 40, daughter of John; 
secondly Victoria Ball of Salisbury, Conn., who died 9 June 
1806, aged 46; and thirdly Mrs. Ursula Bull of Litchfield, 
Conn., who survived him, dying 28 Feb. 1824, aged 77. 

On 15 Sept. 1764 GamaUel Painter of Sahsbury, Litchfield 
Co., Conn., conveyed land which had belonged to Mr. John 
Dunber (New Haven Deeds, vol. 27, p. 6). In 1773 he and 
his brother-in-law, John Chipman, were among the first 
settlers of Middlebury, Vt., although they are not on the list 
of the original grantees of that town, when its charter was 
obtained from Gov. Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire 
on 2 Nov. 1761, for in 1761 Gamaliel Painter was only j8 

• Vide article on the Clinton familj', to be published in a future number of ths 
Register. 



1914] The Painter Family 279 

years old. On 23 Sept. 1773 200 acres of land in Middlebury 
were laid out for Gamaliel Painter, who was already living 
in his house on that land. The settlers of Middlebury, Vt., 
came chiefly from Salisbury, Conn., and the name of the 
Connecticut town was given to the Vermont town which lies 
next south of Middlebury and which was chartered 3 Nov. 
1761. In 1777 Gamaliel Painter was a member of the con- 
vention that framed the constitution of Vermont, and he 
served as a captain in the Revolutionary War. When Bur- 
goyne marched southward in 1777, GamaHel Painter was 
obliged to withdraw with his family from Middlebury, but 
in 1784 he returned Vv'ith his family to that town. In 1784 the 
bounds of Sahsburj^, Vt., were moved northward so that 170 
acres of Gamahel Painter's land, including the site of his house, 
became a part of Salisbury; and on 20 Aug. 1787, calling 
himself of Salisbury, Addison Co., Vt., he conveyed all land 
given to him by the last will of his father, the witnesses being 
Joseph and Abigail Painter {ih., vol. 43, p. 116). He acquired 
much more land in Middlel)ury, removed in the fall of 1787 
to Middlebury village, and became one of the most prominent 
citizens of the town. He encouraged the coming of new 
settlers by selhng to them land in Middlebury; he served for 
thirteen years in the Vermont Legislature; he was a memxber 
of the Council; and was sheriff and a judge of the County 
Court. He was one of the original trustees of Middlebury 
College, incorporated in 1800, and in his will, his children being 
dead, he left all his estate, except an annuity for his widow, to 
that institution. From this bequest the College realized about 
$13,000; and one of its buildings, erected in 1814 and origi- 
nally called West College, received in remembrance of this 
benefaction and still bears the name of Painter Hall. It is 
the oldest college building now standing in Vermont. A por- 
trait of Gamaliel Painter may be found in Swift's History of 
Middlebury, from which most of this account of his Ufe has 
been taken.* 

Children by first wife: 

i. Joseph,^ d. 10 Oct. 1804, aged 34. 

ii. Samuel, drowned 28 June 1797, aged 25. 

Child by second wife: 
iii. Abby Victoria, d. 9 Dec. 1818, aged 22. 

• On the square base of the monument to Judge Painter at Middlebu^3^ Vt., are 
'le following inscriptions, which have been ol)tainud for the Registkr through the 
j courtesy of President John M. Thomas and Professor Charles B. Wright of Middle- 
I V)ury College: 

[Frovt] "Hon. GAMALIEL PAINTER, was born at New Haven Con. May 22, 
74.3; Pie removed to Middlebury, 177.3; & died May 21, 1819; Mt. 76. He was a 
,<atriot of the Re\'oliit'on; — faithful in civil office, & amiable in private life; — distin- 
i/iuished for decision, ent^-rprisc, & public spirit." 

[Right-hand aide] "ABIC;AIL, his first wife, diod April 21, 1790, ^^^t. 40. VIC- 
TORIA, his second wife, died June 9, 180G, Mi. 40. URSULA, his third wife, died 
Feb. 28, 1824, JFA. 71 r 

[Left-hand side] "JOSEPH, his eldest son, died Oct. 10, 1804. ^Et. 34. SAMUEL, 
his youngest son, was drowned June 28, 1797, ^t. 25. ABBY VICTORIA his only 
daughter, died Dec. 9, 1818, .Et. 22." 

[Back] "The PRESIDENT & FELLOWS of Middlebury College erect this Monu- 
fueut to the memory of a distinguished Benefactor of the Institution." 



280 The Painter Family [July 

9. Lamberton^ Painter {Deliverance,^ Thomas,^ Shuhael,^ Thomas^), 
born about 1740, removed in 1783 to Roxbury, Conn., and 
died suddenly at West Haven, Conn., 22 Dec. 1795. He 
married his first cousin, Mabel Smith, born about 1738, died 
26 Apr. 1808 (gravestone at Roxbury), daughter of Andrew 
and Mercy (Painter). 

In his will, dated 20 Dec. 17^5 and proved 21 Jan. 1796 
(Woodbury Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 227), he devised to 
wife Mabel; to sons Thomas and Liman real estate; to two 
sons Samuel and Azadiak(?) £20, to be paid by sons Thomas 
and Liman; '^I have given to my son Deliverance Lamberton 
the farm I purchased of my brother John Sherman ;'' to 
daughters Freelove, Mabel, and Sarah (an error for Hannah) 
£90 between them, to be paid by their brothers Thomas and 
Limon; ** daughters Abigal, Polly and Zillah have already 
reed at their time of there Marridg more than there Portion.'* 
The will is so poorly written that it is almost illegible in places. 

Children: 

i. Thomas.^ 

ii. Abigail. 

11. iii. Deliverance Lamberton, b. abt. 1764. 
iv. Amy, d. 17 Oct. 1793. 

V. Polly, b. abt. 1770; d. at Southbury, Conn., 29 Apr. 1856; m. 

21 Feb. 1793 Bethuel Treat, b. 1769, d. 30 Aug. 1855. 
vi. Zillah, m. 27 July 1794 Levi Down. 
vii. Freelove, m. 15 Jan. 1809 Timothy Castle of Wihnington, Vt. 

12. yiii. Lyman, b. abt. 1774. 

ix. Mabel, b. abt. 1777; d. 7 June 1828 (gravestone at Roxbury, Conn.). 

X. Hannah. 

xi. Samuel. 

xii. AzADiAK (? Azariah). 

10. Capt. Thomas^ Painter (Joseph,^ Shuhael,^ Thomas,^ Shuhael^^ 
Thomas^), born 24 Jan. 1760, resided at West Haven, Conn., 
and died 28 Oct. 1847. He married first, in 1783, Hannah 
Candee, born 1761, died 19 Nov. 1830, daughter of Samuel 
and Lydia (Sherman); and secondly, Dec. 1831, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth W. BuDDiNGTON of Hartford, Conn., who died 11 July 
1849, aged 76. In his old age he wrote an interesting auto- 
biography, which was published in 1910 by Mrs. Lewis Cieph- 
ane. He served for six months in the Revolution in the 
New York campaign of 1776, and later served at sea on the 
privateer sloop Polly. Taken captive, he was imprisoned on 
the prison ship Good Hope in New York Harbor. From this 
he escaped by swimming, and after much privation reached 
the Jersey shore in safety. He continued to serve at sea 
through the greater part of the war, until he was again cap- 
tured and immured in the prison ship Old Jersey. He was 
paroled, and the close of the war made his release permanent. 
In 1784 he was placed in command of the sloop Nancy, and 
for several years thereafter followed the sea. He afterwards 
engaged in the grocery and dry goods business, and was able 
in 1829 to retire from active pursuits. 



1914] The Painter Family 281 

Children by first wife: 

i. Angelina,^ b. 8 Aug. 1784; d. 1850; m. Rev. Samuel Rich. 

ii. Joseph, b. 21 Mar. 1787; d. 3 Jan. 1788 (gravestone at West Haven). 

iii. Joseph Alexis, b. 16 Apr. 1789; d. 12 June 1793 (ib.). 

iv. Cynthia, b. 20 Aug. 1791; d. at West Haven 28 Apr. 1880; m. 
15 May 1815 Simeon Collins of Westfield, Mass., b. at Guilford, 
Conn., 18 Nov. 1786, d. at Washington, D. C, 14 Dec. 1866. 

13. V. Alexis, b. 24 Nov. 1794. 

14. vi. Samuel, b. 7 Apr. 1797. 

vii. Sidney, b. 3 Oct. 1799; d. at West Haven 8 June 1873. In his will, 
dated 28 Aug. 1868 and proved 14 June 1873, he named his nephew 
Henry W. Painter and the latter's sons Sidney and Harry, and 
referred to the watch which his brother Samuel left him (New 
Haven Probate Records, vol. 134, p. 165). 

viii. Amelia, b. 26 Feb. 1802; d. 14 Jan. 1803 (gravestone at West 
Haven) , 

ix. Lucius, b. 21 May 1804; d. 18 Sept. 1813 {ib.). 

:1. Capt. Deliverance Lamberton^ Painter (Lamberton,^ De- 
liverance,^ Thomas,^ Shuhael,'^ Thomas^), born about 1764, 
resided at Roxbury, Conn., and died 5 Sept. 1841 (gravestone 
at Roxbury). He married, 13 Jan. 1802, Urania Hine, born 
11 Feb. 1772, died 23 Jan. 1829 (gravestone at Roxbury). 
His six children were baptized at Roxbury 27 Feb. 1816. 

In his will, dated 26 July 1838 and proved 11 Oct. 1841, he 
named his son Walter, his oldest son Henry N., and his two 
daughters, Julia Benedict and Thalaia Mitchell (Woodbury 
Probate Records, vol. 19, p. 99). 

Children : 

i. Julia Maria,' m. 1830 Benjamin B. Benedict of Patterson, N. Y. 

ii. Henry Noble, b. 14 Oct. 1805; d. s.p. 7 July 1879; m. 13 Nov. 1838 
Catharine Smith, who d. at Washington, Conn., 15 May 1873. 

iii. Thalia McMahon, m. Mitchell. 

iv. William, d. young. 

V. W^ alter, removed to Lewiston, 111. 

vi. Maria, d. young. 

\2. Lyman^ Painter (Lamherton,^ Deliverance,^ Thomas,^ Shuhael,^ 
Thomas^), born about 1774, died 11 Sept. 1843 (gravestone at 

! Roxbury, Conn.). He married, 9 May 1820, Flora Hurd, 

born about 1785, died 10 Apr. 1850 (gravestone at Roxbury). 

I On 27 Mar. 1828 his sister Mabel conveyed land to Flora, 

wife of Liman Painter, reserving to herself for life and also to 

Emila, daughter of Lyman Painter, for fifteen years the use of 

the same (Roxbury Deeds, vol. 7, p. 106). 

Child: 

i. Emily M.,' m. 17 Nov. 1847 Harmon B. Eastman of Roxbury, 
state senator and judge of probate, b. 17 July 1807. 

is. Alexis^ Painter {Thomas,^ Joseph,^ Shuhael,^ Thomas,^ Shu- 
hael,^ Thomas^), born at West Haven, Conn., 24 Nov. 1794, 
died there 14 Oct. 1867. He married at New Milford, Conn., 
23 Apr. 1826, Thalia Maria McMahon, born at New Mil- 
ford, Conn., died at North Haven, Conn., 1889, daughter of 
Dea. Dobson W. and Thalia (Hine). 

j Children: 

i. Sarah M.,' b. 15 Jan. 1827; d. 1889; m. Rev. William T. Reynolds. 



282 The Painter Family [July 

ii. Thomas Alexis, b. 15 May 1829; d. at Sag Harbor, N. Y., 1891; 

m. 19 Apr. 1856 Adelaide Elizabeth Lockwood, b. in New York 

City 13 July 1834. Children: 1. Louise Lockwood,^ b. 19 Jan. 1857. 

2. Thomas Alexis, b. 14 Aug. 1859. 3. Henry Wheeler, b. 26 Feb. 

1861; d. 15 Mar. 1861. 4. Adelaide Elizabeth, b. 9 Aug. 1863. 

5. Florence McMahon, b. 12 Apr. 1873. 
iii. Dr. Henry Wheeler, b. 30 Apr. 1831; d. at West Haven 16 Jan. 

1908; m. Abbie Kitching; lived at North Haven. Children: 

1. Thalia Abigail,^ m. Frank Nason. 2. Sidney, m. 1 July 18S0 

Fannie C. Waller. Their son Hugh^° removed to Arkansas, 3. 

Dr. Henry McMahon, of New York City, m. Caroline Stevens; 

two sons, Sidney ,^° and Thomas. 4. Robert, m. Grace ; 

no issue. 
iv. Julia McMahon, b. 1 Sept. 1833; m. 18 Sept. 1854 David W. 

Bartlett of West Haven. 
V. Elizabeth, b. 27 Mar. 1836; d. 17 July 1836. 
vi. Elizabeth P., b. 12 Nov. 1837; d. 1901; m. W. H. W Campbell 

of Norwich, Conn.; no issue. 
vii. Edward Wright, b. 25 Oct. 1843; d. 21 May 1845. 

14. Samuel^ Painter {Thomas,^ Joseph,^ Shuhael,^ Thomas,^ Shu- 
bael,^ Thomas^), born at West Haven, Conn., 7 Apr. 1797, 
lived in New York City, and died 27 Jan. 1845. He married 
Hannah Maria White. 

Child : 
i. Mary, 8 m. Charles May. 

UNPLACED LINES 

The first Thomas Painter ma}^ have had other sons besides those 
given on p. 273; and it is believed that the two foilov/ing unplaced 
lines belong to this family: 

(1) William Painter* married in Boston, 28 May 1691, Mary 

Messenger. 

Child: 
i. Grace, b. 18 Dec. 1691. 

(2) John Painter was of WalUngford, Conn., in 1738, removed 
about 1755 to Waterbury, Conn., and died 27 July 1796. He married, 
27 Mar. 1738, Deborah Welcher, who died 26 Mar. 1794. 

Children, the first five born at Wallingford, the sixth at 

Middletown, Conn., and the rest at Waterbury: 

i. Johannah, b. 31 Jan. 1738/9. 

ii. Sarah, b. 2 Apr. 1741; m. 8 Apr. 1762 Benjamin Williams. 

iii. John, b. 29 May 1743; d. young. 

iv. Edward, b. 5 Oct. 1745. 

V. Susanna, b. 12 Aug. 1748; m. 25 Sept. 1771 Abel Ford. 

vi. Eunice, b. 16 Mar. 1752; m. Nathan Woodward. 

vii. Lot, b. 9 Feb. 1755; d. 21 Feb. 1757. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. 7 Sept. 1757. 

ix. Thomas Welcher, b. 25 Sept. 1760; d. 27 Mar. 1817; m. 28 Mar. 

1784 Lucina Dunbar, b. 1769, d. 4 July 1854. Children: 1. 

Chester, b. 19 Nov. 1787. 2. Sarah, b. 22 Oct. 1789. 3. Lusina. 

4. William. 5. Chloe, b. 16 Jan. 1796. 6. Edward, 7. Laura, 

8. Edward, b. 1803. 

* Another William Painter, a sea captain of Charlestown, Mass., died 28 Aug. 1668, 
leaving a wife Elizabeth. 



1914] The Painter Family 283 

X. John, of Watertown, Conn., b. 25 Dec. 1763; m. 13 Aug. 1786 
Sally Watrous. Children: 1. Betsey, b. 19 Sept. 1787. 2. 
Roesy, b. 11 Feb. 1789. Probably others. 



/ 



NOTES ON THE LAMBERTON FAMILY 



Capt. George^ Lamberton, one of the merchant gentlemen who 
foimded the Colony of New Haven, came from London. He is 
called of the parish of St. Mary's Whitechapel when, on 6 Jan. 
1628/9, he married Margaret Lewen (Register, vol. 61, p. 189). 
Some account of him and of his family is given in The Converse 
Family, 1905, vol. 2, pp. 681 et seq. He was lost in 1646 on board 
the ''great ship" he commanded, whose fate is the theme of Long- 
fellow's poem, ''The Phantom Ship.'' In the following year his 
widow, Margaret, married Deputy-Governor Stephen Goodyear. 

Erroneous statements have been made concerning his family, one 
being that Mary, first wife of Lieut. -Gov. James Bishop, was his 
daughter. This error is based on a passage from the trial of Mrs. God- 
man for witchcraft in 1653, which states that Mrs. Godman "hath 
much inquired upon the time of M"^ Bishops delivery of her children, 
and would speake of it so M"^ Goodyeare and her daughters marveled 
how she could know, and Hannah Lamberton one time told her 
mother that M"^ Godman kept her sisters count." It is evident that 
the Mrs. Bishop of the record was sister either of Hannah Lamberton 
or of her mother, Margaret (Lewen) (Lamberton) Goodyear, but she 
may have been Patience, wife of Henry Bishop (brother of James), 
instead of ^lary, wife of James. At all events, it is certain that 
Mary Bishop was not a daughter of George Lamberton, as she left 
urviving issue who did not share in the Lamberton estate. 

On 20 Oct. 1658 "M^^ Goodyeare & her children by Mr. Lamber- 
ton p'"senting themselves before the court, she desired that y® 
portions w'^'^ remaine vnpaid dew to the children, might be set out 
'>y y^ Court, vpon which p'position it was demanded of Willm Trow- 
bridge, y^ husband to Elizabeth Lamberton, what he had received 
of M'" Goodyeare. . . . Hannah & Hope Lamberton, being at age, 
were appointed to receive their portions, w^^ they desired might be 
delivered to their mother. . . . Deliverance, who is to have a double 
portion, & Mercy, Desire, and Obedience, chose their mother for 
^heir guardian." 

Children: 

i. Elizabeth,' b. abt. 1632; d. 1716; m. (1) 17 Oct. 1654 Daniel 
Sellivant; m. (2) 9 Mar. 1656/7 William Trowbridge of West 
Haven, bapt. at Exeter, Devonshire, Eng., 3 Sept. 1633, d. Nov. 
1688. (For descendants, vide The Trowbridge Genealogy.) 

ii. Hannah, b. abt. 1634; m. (1) Samuel Wells of Wethersfield, Conn., 
who d. 15 July 1675; m. (2) Capt. John Allyn of Hartford, 
Conn. 

ill. Hope, b. abt. 1636; d. between 1698 and 1704; m. (1) 

Herbert; m. (2) William Cheney of Middlctown, Conn., who 
d. in 1705. In his will of 17 Sept. 1701 William Cheeny named 
" my son-in-law John Williams and my daughter-in-law Abigail, 
his wife;" "John Clark, deed., my son-in-law;" and Cheeny, 
Ambrose, and Eunice, the three children of said John Clark. 
Child by first husband: 1. Abigail, m. (I) abt. 1688 John Clark of 
West Haven and Middletown, b. 23 Jan. 1664/5, d. 1702; m. (2) 



284 The Painter Family [July 

John Williams of Middletown, who d. 6 May 1735. Abigail had 
issue by her first husband: 1. Anna, b. 5 Nov. 1690; d. before 
1704. 2. John, b. 12 Apr. 1693; d. before 1704. 3. Ambrose, 
b. 25 Mar. 1696; d. 1764; had issue. 4. Cheney, b. 8 Oct. 1698; 
d. 4 Dec. 1764; had issue. 5. Eunice, b. 27 Aug. 1700; d. 1743; 
m. (1) 3 May 1722 Samuel Roberts, who d. 17 Dec. 1724; m. (2) 
Sept. 1726 Edward Jackson. 

iv. Deliverance, the only son, b. abt. 1638; d. s.p.; apparently of age 
in 1659 (New Haven Proprietors' Records, vol. 2, p. 288); last 
appeared in 1662, when he presented in court the inventory of 
Edward Daniel (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 1, p. 109). 

V. Mercy, bapt. at New Haven 17 .Jan. 1640/1; d. before 1677; m. 
Shubael^ Painter of Newport, R. I. {Vide supra, 2.) 

vi. Desire, bapt. 14 Mar. 1642/3; m. Aug. 1669 Lieut. Thomas 
Cooper, Jr., of Springfield, Mass., b. 3 .July 1646, d. 1722. At a 
court held in Springfield in 1679, after the death of Desire's father- 
in-law, Lieut. Thomas Cooper, her husband, as the only surviv- 
ing son, presented a petition for the distribution of his father's 
estate; and it appeared by a letter of his father to Mrs. Goodyear 
before his son's marriage with her daughter that he did signify to 
encourage her, he did not question but that he should make his 
portion worth about £100. 

vii. Obedience, bapt. 9 Feb. 1644/5; d. 29 Mar. 1734 (gravestone at 
West Haven); m. 13 Jan. 1675/6 Lieut. Samuel Smith, b. 4 Dec. 
1651, d. 18 Sept. 1726. 

The Descent of the Lamberton Farm 

The correctness of the account given above of George Lamberton's family 
is proved by a series of deeds which dispose of the several portions of the 
Lamberton farm. This large estate of over 260 acres was, after Mrs. Good- 
year's death, divided between the six Lamberton girls. As there are some 
complexities, abstracts of these deeds are given, most of which are self- 
explanatory, and all of which are from the New Haven Land Records: 

[Vol. 1, p. 52] "I Shuball Painter of Newport in Rhode Island have sold 
unto my Brother in law William Trowbridge of New Haven all mj' rights 
title and interest which I have in a farm at New Haven on which the said 
William Trowbridge now liveth." Dated 4 May 1677. 

[Vol. 1, p. 281] "I William Trowbridge have received this bill of m}^ Brother 
in law Shuball Painter which said Shuball I own to be my act and deed upon 
consideration that we the above written, cannot agree about the price and 
pay I the said WilUam do declare this bill of sale to be invaluable . . . and 
what record hath been made upon this bill or an}^ other shall be revoked." 
Dated 8 June 1685; recorded 20 July 1685 at the desire of Samuel Smith. 

[\^ol. 1, p. 281] Shuball Painter of Ne\\T)ort, R. I., conveys to Samuel 
Smith of New Haven ''all my right, interest and title, that I now stand 
possessed of, or hereafter may lawfulh^ accrue or descend to me ... in the 
lands of Captain George Lamberton deceased." Dated 9 July 1685. 

[Vol. 1, p. 293] Thomas Cooper and Desyer his wife of Springfield, Mass., 
convey to Samuell Smith of New Haven "a full sixth part from the estate 
of George Lamberton deceased." Dated 30 Oct. 1685. 

[Vol. 1, p. 349] "Mr. George Lamberton's farm situate on the west side 
of New Haven harbor ... is divided unto Captain John Ailing, ^Ir. William 
Trowbridge, Samuell Smith and Mrs. Hope Harbett ... by virtue of their 
mutual desire and agreement." Dated 22 Mar. 1685/6. 

[Vol. 1, p. 367] John and Hannah Allyn of Hartford convey to Thomas 
Trowbridge, son of William Trowbridge of New Haven, "the full sixth part 
of Mr. George Lambertons land that does descend to the said Hannah Allen 



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as her portion in Mr. George Lamberton's lands. . . laid out or not laid 
out/' Dated 15 Dec. 16S7. 

[Vol. 1, p. 635] Samuell Smith of New Haven conveys to William Johnson, 
senior, with the consent of Thomas Trowbridge, Junior, and of Mr. William 
Cheney of Middletown in the right of his wife Hope Cheney, the daughter 
of Mr. Lamberton some time of New Haven deceased, land ''sold by Mrs. 
Goodyear our mother deceased, to said Johnson." Dated 20 Feb. 1692/3. 

[Vol. 1, p. 564] Mr. William Cheny, husbandman, with Hope his wife, 
dwelling in Middletown, conveys to William Willmot, shoemaker, | acre. 
Dated 27 Sept. 1692. John Clark, now^ resident at Middletown, with 
Abigaile his wife, the eldest daughter and only surviving child of the above 
mentioned Mrs. Hope Cheny, relinquishes all right. Dated 1 Nov. 1692. 

[V^ol. 1, p. 760] William Cheney of Middletown, with the consent of Hope 
"my present" wife, conveys to Thomas Painter of New Haven about 40 
acres, ''formerly Mr. Lambertons." Dated 26 May 1698. 

[V^ol. 1, p. 816] John Clark of Middletown and Abigaill Clark, his wife, 
enter their caution against any further record of the lands belonging to their 
mother, Hope Cheny, formerly Hope Lamberton, which did formerly be- 
long unto Mr. George Lam.berton, lying within the precincts of New Haven, 
they being the proper heirs of said land. Dated 23 May 1700. 

[Vol. 10, p. 39S] John Williams and Abigail his wife, Ambros Clark, Cheny 
Clark, Edward Jackson and Eunice his wife, all of Middletown, convey to 
Samuel Smith of West Haven all right to Mr. George Lamberton's third 
division lot in New Haven, descending to them from the estate of Mr. George 
Lamberton, excei)ting the farm at West Haven sold to Thomas Painter. 
Dated 27 Feb. 1728/9. 

[V^ol. 4, p. 290] Elizabeth Trowbridge, widow, daughter of George Lam- 
berton, deceased, conveys to grandson Caleb Mallary ^ of the land laid out 
to Mrs. Goodj'ear, widow to Mr. George Lamberton, deceased. Dated 
19 May 1714. 

[Vol. 12, p. 184] Jeremiah Mott and Margaret Mott of WaUingford, for 
£100, convey to George Clinton of New Haven "all our Right Title and 
Intrest in the Estate of George Lamberton of New Haven aforesd deed: 
being one fourth part of sixth part of all sd Lambertons Lands in sd New 
Haven whether divided or not yet di\'ided." Dated 29 Sept. 1743. 

From the Proprietors' Records (vol. 4, p. 137) we learn that the following 
claims to "half division" land were recorded 3 Apr. 1704: "Thom^ Trow- 
bridge at ye West side | of M^ Lambertons l^t purchase Right. Thom^ 
panter ^ of M^ Lambertons l^t purchase Right. L* Sam'i Smith | of M^" 
Lambertons 1 purchase Right." It is difficult to understand how, after 
Shubael Painter had sold all his rights to Samuel Smith, his son Thomas 
Painter could have inherited Lamberton land; but it is certain that he did, 
both from the record given above and from the fact that he later sold land 
which he inherited from his mother. Also the Margaret Mott who appears 
in the deed quoted above must have inherited her share of the Lamberton 
lands from the Painters, as all the other branches of the family are thoroughly 
accounted for. We have presented the facts, and must be content to leave 
this and other perplexities in abeyance. 



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Jun: 1: 1707 
May. 22. 1709 
July 15. 1711 
feb 1: 1713/14 
Jun. 2: 1717- 
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Dec: 15. 1717 
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RECORDS OF THE GREENFIELD HILL CHURCH, 

FAIRFIELD, CONN. 

From a copy in the possession of the Connecticut Society of Colonial DaiMes 
Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 

[Continued from page 177] 

Part II 

Containing the Date and Names of Those Per- 
sons that have Renewed Covenant These that 
follow were taken from the Rev^ M'' Webbs 
accounts 

John Hide Renewed Covenant 

Sarah wife of Fransis Bradlej^ Renew^ Cov* 

Hannah Malery Renewed Gov* 

Joseph Wheeler Renew^ Cov* 

M^ Daniel Burr Renewed Cqv* 

Margaret wife of Sam^^ Thorpt Renew*^ Cov* 

Moses Ward Renewed Covenant 

Ruth wife of Benj°^ Banks Renew^Cov* 

Abigail wife of Wilham Hill Renew^Cov* 

EUzebeth wife of Benj°^ Gilbard Ren^Cov* 

Sam^i Whitlock Renew^ Covenant 

Nathaniel and Elezebeth Hull Renew^ Covenant 

Daniel and Hannah Buckley Renew^ Covenant 

Mary Wife of Lemuel Price Renew^ Cov* 

Joseph & Hannah osbiu-n Renew'i Cov*^ 

Sam^i son of Sam'^ Lyon Renew^ Covenant 

Fransis & Marv Bradley Renew^ Cov^ 

Mary Wife of Thomas Hill Renew^ Cov* 

Dorathy Wife of David WiUiam Renew^ Cov , and David 

Williams her Husband Entred Into Cov* and was 

baptized on s^^ Day 
Theophilus and Sarah Hull Renew^ Covenant 
Moses & Hannah Dimon Renew^ Covenant 
John & Jemimah Gilburd Renewed Covenant 
Sarah Wife of Josiah Gilburd Renew^ Cov* 
Peter & Abigail Burr Renewed Cov* 
Eleazer & Eunice Smith Renewal Coven* 
Eleazer & Abigail Sturgis Renew^ Cov* 
Samuel & Sarah Bradley Renew^ Cov* 
Benj°i& Eleoner Sherwood Renew^<iCov* 



Those Now f oUowg ware since my settlement In the Ministry 

June 5 Hannah Thorp 

1726 Mary Thorp 

Elizebeth Thorp 

Sarah Malory 
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Sep: 11. 1726. 
Dec: 18. 1726. 
June 4. 1727. 

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July 3: 1727 
May. 13. 1728. 
Aug: 3 1728 
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July. 29 1731. 
Nov. 14. 1731 
Dec: 19. 1731: 

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July 9. 1732. 
Jun: 1732 
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July 1733 

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Bradlev Renewed Covenant 



Martha Hull Renewed Covenant 

Eleoner Hull Renewed Covenant 

James Lj'on Renewed Covenant 

Sarah Smith Renewed Cov'^ 

John & 

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John Hull Renew'd Covenant 

Hannah Wife of Joseph Burr Ren^ Cov* 

John Smith Jun'" Renew^ Cov* 

Q^- P " I Bradle}' Renewed Covenant 

Mary wife of Will"^ Williams Renew^ Cov* 

Reb'e'cfah ] ^^^'^^ ^^^^^^'^ Covenant 
Experience Wife of Joseph Barlow Ren^ Cov^ 

TT- -iv-fp [ Darling Renewed Covenant 
Mary wife of John Ogdon Renew^ Cov* 

lamh Smitt 1 R<^"««'«'' Covenant 

Jonathan Morehouse Jun^ Renewed Covenant 

Robert Lord Jun^ Renew^ Covenant 

Rachel wife of Robert Lord Jun^ Ren^ Covenant 

Damerit } ^^adley Renew^ Covenant 
Easter ^ } ^^^^^ Renewd Covenant 

AbT^U ^ \ ^'^^ Renewd Covenant 
the Wife of John Grey Renewd Cov* 

Sarah '"' ^ } ^^'^ ^""""^^ ^"^^ 
John Jennings Renewd Covenant 
p raim i ^^.^j^ Renewed Covenant 

Benj"^ William Entrcd Into Covenant and was 

Baptized 
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Eunice Wife of William Stuart Renewd Cov* 

Joseph & 1 j)^^j^ Renewd Co^'enant 
Elizebeth j 

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Sarah wife of Thomas Banks Renewed Covenant 

Aljf^aU ^ ] ^^^^G^'^er Renewd Covenant 

Ha^nah"^ } ^^^^^' ^^^" Renewd Covenant 

Johanna Banks Renew, d Covenant 

William & 1 ^i,^i^^j,y Renewd Covenant 

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Dameris j ^^^^^^^ Renew^ Covenant 
Jem^mah } ^^^'^^ ^^^^'^'' <^ovenant 

Marv I ^^^^^^^ Renew^ Covenant 

Sarah Wife to Gershom Bradlev Renewal Cov^ 
Gershom Bradley Renew'd Covenant 

?iaTy ^ } '^^^^P Renew'd Covenant 

Jacob & 

Naomi 

Samuel & 

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Nathan & 

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Joseph & 

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Dorathy Wife to Robert Mills Renew^ Covenant 

MartTt * 1 T1^°^P Renew^ Covenant. 
David Banks Renew^ Covenant 
Jabez Burr Entred into Cov^ and was Baptized 
Elizebeth wife of Jabez Burr Renew^ Covenant 



Grey Jun^ Renew^ Covenant 
Smith Renewed Covenant 
|- Thorp Renew<^ Covenant. 
Rhumsey Renewed Covenant 



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Moses Gilburd 
Dan^J Buckley Jun' 
Thaddeus Gilburd 
Sarah Jennings 
Deborah Winton 
Elizebeth Hubbel 
Nathan Bradley 
John Banks 



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Mar: 16: 1740 

April 13. 1740 
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Abigail Gilburd 

Sarah Gilburd 

John Whitney Renewal Covenant 

Hester Hull & I -d^ ^ a^^ i 
Hannah foot jRenewdCovt 

Mary & 1 Squire Entred Into Cov* & 

Sarah j was Baptiz d 

Deborah Rowland 1 Renewed 

Rebeccah Lyon j Covenant 

Sarah Whitlock ^ 

Ama Nautropp > Renewed Covenant 

Anna Nautropp ) 

Thaddeus William Renew^^ Covenant 

Abigail wife of Sam*^ Sherwood Jun^ Ren^ Cov* 

Olive wife of Sam^^ Smith Renew^ Cov^ 



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Ebenezer Bradley 

Nathan Bears 

David Williams Jun^ 

Sarah Williams ^ 

Sarah Chauncey > Renew,^ Covenant 

Rachel Davis ) 



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Nehemiah Banks Renew^ Covenant. 

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The Names and Dates of such as have Rcnew^ Cov* 



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Adult Negroes that have been Baptized 
feb 12. 1737/8 Anne my Negro Servant Baptiz d 

Jenne Negro Servant to Deacon Hide Baptized 
Moll, negro Servant to Joseph HuU Baptized 
Sambo Negro Slave to M^ Wakeman Baptized 
Jack Negro Slave to Capt Dimon Baptized 
Dinah Negro Slave to Dan^^ Bradly Baptized 
Hager Negro Slave to Peter Bradley Baptized 
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The Wife of John french made satisfaction and Renew^^ 
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WiUiam R'gmond & j j^^^^ Covenant 

ahl°^""''lR--'<lCovent 
Nathan Osburn Renew'd Cov* 

ibSr"* '""^ 1 0°^^"^ R^""^^' Gov' 

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Joseph Middlebrook Jun^ Renew^ Covenant * 

Jane Middlebrook Renew^ Covenant 



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Oct. 17. 1742 
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Adult Persons who have Entred into Cov* and been Baptized 
settlement 

Benj™ Banks sen^ Entred into Cov* & Baptiz d 

John Thorp Sen^ 

Jacob Grey Sen^ 

Sam" Thorp Sen"" 

Nath" Grey ^ 

Sarah Grey > Entred into Cov* and Baptize d 

John Grey ) 

James Davis Entred into Cov* and Baptizd 

Joseph Davis 

Timothy Burr 

Mary Rowland 

Elizebeth Rowland 



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Sam^^ and 1 Squire 

John J Entred into Cov* and Baptized 

Mary & 1 Squire 

Sarah J Entred into Gov* & Baptiz d. 

Sarah Dimon Renew^ Gov* 

Lol^^' ^ } Gilburd Renew^ Gov* 
Snf 1 Gorham Renewd Gov* 

Marv ' I ^^^^l^^man Renew^ Gov* 

Naomi Wife to David Thorp R: Gov* 
David Oalds Renew Gov* 

Jane Itlr j ^^^^^^^^ to priviledges 
Marv " I ^^^^^ Renewed Govenant 



January 11.1746/7 Martha Wife to Andrew Wlnton R. G. 



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Mary his wife, Bap^ & Entred into Gov* 

Ann^^^ ^ ] olm-stead Renew^ Gov* at Stamford 
Ma?y*^ 1 "^^^^^^ Renewd Gov* 
iunTce^lTW^^-^-'Cov* 

Mary Banks Renew^ Gov* 
Syhanus Morehouse Ren^Gov* 

Part II 
Daniel Winton Renew^ Govenant 

Richard W^escoat Entred into Gov* & Bapt^ 
Sethi Winton Rena Gov* 

Sarah*^ } Goodsell Renewi Gov' 

S^?,H"'' iRenewdGovt 
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Benoni Gilburd Renew^ Gov* 

Anne his Wife Renew^ Gov* at ^M'' Roberts Gh old 

Fairfield 

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Nathan Gold and Ip^^^ Cov* 
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1750 his wife | ^enew i^ov 214 

Aug«t 11 David and 1 o„u„.„ r^^^d Covt ^^^ 

1751 Mindwell } ^s burn Ken <^ov 216 

Aug«M8 John Stratten and ]r>^^dn^,rt 217 

1751 Grace his wife \^^'' ^^^ 218 

Elnathan and ] r^ -rr t> a r^ + 219 

Patience | Griffen Rend Gov* ^20 

Oct^ John Bradley Jun"" 1 -p a n t 221 

1751 and his Wife Abigail J ^^^ '"^^ 222 
Jan ry Sam" Bradley Jun^ 1 p^^dPr^.rt 223 

1752 and his Wife Sarah J "^^^ ^^^ 224 

Jabez Hull Jun^ 1 t> dn^ t 225 

and his Wife Grace j ^^^ ^^"^ 226 

DanU Bradley Jun^ ) 227 

Mar: 8 Oliver Whitlock & SRendCov* 228 

his Wife Unice ) 229 

i^ro Jonathan Roberson 1 -D An t 230 

1^^^ and his Wife j ^^^' ^^^' 231 

1753 Peter osburn& his wife R: Gov* 232 

1753 Reuben Solomon & his wife Rend Cov* 233 

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1754 Seth Jennings ) j. . p . 
Oct^S and his wife J^®^ ^^^ " 241 

John Grey & ) 242 

his wife ] 243 

Increas Burr ) 245 

and his wife ) 246 

1755 Eben^Burr 247 
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Renewd Coyt Ezekiel Hull &It>^ ^ an^. t 249 

1755 his wife I Renewd Govt 250 

Nov^ Thomas Goodsel }r, An t 251 

1755 Mhiam his wife j ^^^' ^°^* 252 

1754 Sarah Wife to Elnathan Bradley 253 

William Wakeman ) t, j >-, * 254 

and his Wife jRendCov' 255 

The Names of those admitted to renew Govenant by Seth Pomeroy Pastor 

Janf 1. 1758 Reuben Bradley and Elizabeth his Wife Rend Gov* 257 
15 Gershom Wakeman & Elizabeth his Wife Renewd Gov^ 259 

&Llfl'lLf^^t^' Wife j^^_,Cov* 263 

|i!^l'BXntlptrehlwife!R--dCov* 267 

July 16 Rachel Smith renewed Govenant 268 
Oct' 15. Thaddeus Jennings and Lavinia his Wife renewed 

Govenant 270 
Feb' 4*^ 1759 David Murwin and Hannah his Wife renewed Gove- 
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John Hubbel & Eleanor his Wife renewed Covenant 

Eunice Perry renew'd Covenant 

James Redfield renew'd Covenant 

Nathan Bears renewed Covenant 

Nimrod Negro Servant to Capt Dimon own'd Gov*- 

John Hull & Eleanor his Wife renew'd Covenant 

Thaddeus Banks 'J 

Damaris Bradley & > renew d Cov* 

Hannah Gorham ) 

( Daniel Hull & Betty his Wife ) Ant 

I Jonathan Dimon & Hannah his Wife i ^^^^^ea L.ov 

Joseph Sherwood & Hester his Wife renew d Govt 
( Bettee Smith & 
( Ruth Bradley 

Eliphalet Thorp renewed Covenant 

David Price & Rebeckah his Wife renewed Covenant 

John Thorp own'd y® Covenant 

Jedediah Hull & Mary his Wife renew'd Gov* 

Isaac Sturges & Rhode his Wife renewed Covenant 
Samuel Mur^^dn Jun^ & Eunice his Wife renewed Cov* 
Anne 2^ Wife of Jn^ Drew renewed Covt 

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Aaron Gold and Rebecca his Wife renew'd Covenant 
Stephen Thorp & Sarah his Wife renew'd Covenant 
Lucretia Crane renew'd Covenant 
(Moses Burr and Abigail his Wife) , , Covenant 

( Reuel Thorp & Esther his Wife ] "^^"^^^ ^ Covenant 
Sarah Wife of Peter Osburn renewed Covent 
Daniel Banks & Hannah his Wife renewed Covenant 
Seth Grey & Sarah his mfe renewed Covenant 
Silas Hull & Hxildah his wife renewed Covenant 
Chauncy Down renewed Covenant 
Ebenezer Nicoll's & Sarah his Wife renewed Covenant 
George Burr & Mabel his wife renewed Covenant 
Elnathan Bradley & Hannah his wife renewed 

Covenant 
Ebenezer & Abigail Price renewed Covenant 
(John Ogdon entred into Covenant & baptized 
(Enos Bradley & Mary his W^ife renewed Covenant 
Abigail Alvord renewed Covenant 
Jehiel Sherwood & Sarah his Wife renewed Covenant 
Moses Ogden & Molley his Wife renewed Covenant 
Abigail the wife of Cornelius Stratten of Huntingdon 

on Long-island renewed Covenant 
Epliraim Bradley & Damaris his wife renewed 

Covenant 
Seth Lyon & Mary his wife renewed Covenant 
Ebenezer Wakeman & Elizabeth his wife renewed 
Covenant 

Eliphalet Hull & Charity his wife | ^^„^„,„ j n^^.^^o^^f 
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Eliphalet Lyon & Eleanor his wile ) 

Nathan Perry & Eleanor his wife renewed Covenant 

Ebenezer HiU & Mabel his wife renewed Covenant 

Seth Sherwood and Ruhamah liis wife renewed 

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Samuel Whitney Jun*" and Marianna his Tvdfe re- 
newed Covenant 
Mary wife of Joseph Rumscy renewed Covenant 
Peter Sturgos & Anne his wife renewed Covenant 
Samuel Goodsel & Phebe his wife renewed Covenant 

. Silas Whitney & Esther his wife renewed Covenant 
John Mills & Jerusha his wife 
Daniel Wheeler & Eleanor his wife ^ 

768 Epaphras Goodsell & Jane his Wife renewed Covenant 
Nehemiah Grey & Sarah his Wife renewed Covenant 
Doct^ Daniel Wiggins & his ^vife renewed Covenant 
Gilbert Hunt renewed Covenant 
John Banks Jun^ & Mary his wife renewed Covenant 
Epaphras Wakeman & Eunice his Wife ) -, r^ . 

David Nichols & Hannah his Wife 1 ■^«°«''«'' Covenant 
Rhode 2d wife of Increase Burr renewed Covenant 
David Sherwood & Abigail his wife renewed Covenant 

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^ Abigail Davis renewed cov^ 

< Eleazer Sherwood & Mary his wife renewed cov* 
( Silvanus Middlebrook & Jeruishah his wife renewed cov*^ 
(' Benjamin Banks & Sarah his mfe renewed cov* 

< Benjamin Smith & Martha his wife renewed cov* 
C James Goodsell & Esther his wife renewed Cov^ 

Jehiel Thorp & Eleanor his wife renewed Gov* 
Da\id Rodgers (Doctor) renewed Gov* 
Joseph Thorp & Hannah his wife renewed Gov* 
Seth Price & Mary his wife renewed Gov* 
Thaddcus Wakeman & Esther his wife renewed Gov* 

Part Il^d 

Esther Buckingham renewed Gov* 22 

Mary Sherwood renewed Cov*^ 23 

Jabcz Gorham & Molly his wife renewed Gov* 25 

Hezekiah Pi ice & Eunice his wife renewed Gov* 27 

Daniel Rowland & his wife renewed Gov* 29 
Eliphalet Wakeman & Catharine his wife renewed 

Gov* 31. 
Oliver Middlebrook & Marv his wife renewed cov* 33. 
Belah Alvord & Sarah his wife renewed cov* 35 
Rebcckah Whitney wife of Sam^ Whitney Jun*" re- 
newed cov* 36 
Moses Hill & Esther his wife renewed cov* 38. 
Justus Bradley & Mabel his wife ") 

Abel Bradley & his wife > renewed Gov* 43. 
Dorothy Bradley wife of Seth ) 

Tho^ Wheeler & Elizabeth his wife renewed cov* 45. 

John Alvord & Sarah his wife renewed cov* 47. 

Gershom Banks Jun'' & Ruth his wife renewed cov* 49. 

Dan^ Squire — renewed cov* 50. 

Ichobacl Burr & his wife ) i r^ f c:a 

David Hubbell & Sarah his wife \ ^'="^^^'1 Gov' 54 

Peter Banks & Elizabeth his wife renewed Gov* 50 



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[July 



1776. 

Feby-18th 

March ^^ 
24th 

May. b^ 
1777. June 8*^ 
July 6 



Hezekiah Ogden & Esther his wife), p . 
Reuben Smith & Eleauor his wife j^e^^^^^ ^^^ 
Peter Wakeman & Sarah his wife renewed cov* 
Gershom Biilkly & Amelia his wife renewed cov^ 
Turney Bulkley & Esther his wife renewed cov^ 
Esther WilHams (wife of David) renewed cov* ) 
Nathan Bradlej'' & Amelia his wife renewed cov^ j 
Gershom Thorp Jun^ & Sarah his wife renewed Gov* 
Daniel Price & Hannah his wife \ Art 

Joseph Banks & Esther his wife ) ^^^^wea k.qy 

Part Il^d 



Decr2l8t 

1778 n^ Jany 

SFeby 
15th 

Aug* 23d 
Sep'- 6*^1 
1779. Feby28 
March 7^^ 



2l8t 

28th 
July 18. 
October. 
Jany 9^^ 1780. 

March 5. 
27th 

Ap' 2«d 
June 4th 
Augt 14 
Sep 24th 1780. 
1781. 
Jany 21. 
March 18th 
Nov^ 4th 
May. 25^^ 1783. 



60 

62 
64 
66 

69 

71 

75 



Elizabeth Sturges (wife of Moses) renewed Gov* 76 

David Downs & Mary his wife renewed Govt 78 

David Goodsell & Ann his wife renewed Govt go 

Sarah Bradley (wife of Eliphalet) renewed Govt gi 

Alexander Wickes & Abigail his wife renewed Gov* 83 

Moses Hull & Sarah his wife renewed cov* 85 

Stephen Straten & his wife renewed covt 87 
Phebe Bradley (wife to Peter) owned Govenant & w® 

baptized 88 

Peter Bradley renewed Gov* 89 

David Price Jun^ & Rachel his wdQ renewed Gov* 91 

Peter Smith renewed cov* 92 

Joseph Winton & Mary his wife renewed cov* 94 

Hezekiah Bradley Jun'" & Lydia his wife renewed covt 96 

Nehemiah Banks Jun'' & Sarah his wife renewed cov* 98 

Moses Banks & Abigail his wife renewed Gov* 100 

Sam^ Straten & Grace his wife renewed Gov* 102 

Isaac Bradley & his "wife renewed Gov^ 104 

Abigail Alvord renewed Gov* 105 

Hanah Leverick renewed Gov* 106 

Sam' Smith & his wife renewed Gov* 108. 

Ephraim Osburn & Mary his wife ) ^ ^^^^^j ^^^rt 112 
Joseph Banks & Ellen his wife ) 

Esther Mitchel — renewed Govt 11 3 

Abijah Mur^\in k Ruth his wife renewed Gov* 114 
Peter Bankes and his wife renewed Govt 

Gershom Wakeman and his Wife by M'" Elet 118 
James Goodsell the Second Born Aug^t 24. 1749 Baptized Aug^* 27. 1749 
John GoodseU Jun^ Born AprH 14 1730 Bapt^ April 19: 1730 
Sarah Wife to John Goodsell Born mar- 1730 Baptized in Infancy 
Their Ghildren 

Sarah Goodsell Born Sep^ 1749. Bapt^ OcV 15. 1749 
Mary GoodseU Born July 1751. Bapt^ July 21 1751 

[1]* 
Part III 

Containing the Time of Births and of Baptisms: 

John Goodsell Born Dec: 21: 1706. and Baptized In Infancy. 
Mary, my Wife Born May 18: 1706 and Baptized In Infancy: our 
Ghildren 

Hannah, Daughter to John and Mary GoodseU Born Aug»^ 9 
1726, and Baptized Aug^t 15 1726. 

* This and the following figures in brackets in the centre refer to the pages of Part 
III. The second and the following pages of Part III have, in addition to the heading 
"Part III," the title "Births and Baptisms" or "Births Baptisms," but these head- 
ings and titles have been omitted in printing. 



1914] Greenfield Hill Church Records 295 

Mary Daughter to John and Mary Goodsell Born Nov'' 29 1727 

and Baptiz. dec: 3: 1727 
John Son to John and Mary Goodsell Born Apil 14 1730: Baptized 

April 19 1730 
Thomas son to John and Mary Goodsell Born Dec: 4. 1731. 

Baptiz'd Dec: 12 1731 
Sarah Daughter to John and Mary Goodsell Born Mar: 4 1734/5. 

Baptized Mar: 4. 1734/5 
Epaphras son to John and Mary Goodsell Born Jan: 13. 1735/8. 

Baptized Jan: 18. 1735/6 
Abigail Daughter to John and Mary Goodsell Born January 8. 

1737/8. IBaptiz d Jan: 15. 1737/8 
Huldah Daughter to John and Mary' Goodsell Born April 4. 1740: 

Baptiz'd April 6 1740. 
Epaphras Goodsel Born monday about Brake a Day in the 

morning may 23: 1742: Baptiz d May 29. 1742 
Lewis I Goodsell Born oct^ 23 1744: about four hours after mid- 
Phebe S night: Bap^^ Qct. 23: 1744. 

Samuel Goodsell Born June 29 1746. Baptized June 29. 1746 
James Goodsell Born July 19. 1748. Baptized in Infancy. 

2 Fransis Bradley Born may 29 1699 Baptized Dec 3. 1699 

Mary Wife to Fransis Bradley Born Aug^* 8. 1699 Bapt:^^ Their 
Children 

Mary Daughter to Fransis & Mary Bradley Born Sep^ 13. 1719. 

Baptized, may 20. 1720 
Ehzebeth Bradley Born Aug^t 30. 1721. Baptized 
Ebenezer Bradley Born Oct'' 5. 1723. Baptized DeC 1. 1723 
Eleoner Bradley Born Oct. 7. 1725. Baptized Dec 26. 1725. 
Fransis Bradley Born Jan: 11. 1727/8 Baptiz d Jan: 28. 1727/8 
Elnathan Bradley Born Jan^y: 21. 1729/0 Baptized Jan 24: 

1729/0 
Jeane Bradley Born April 21 1733 Baptized April 22: 1733 

[2] 
Hester Bradly Born Sep^ 2. 1735 Baptized Sep^ 7: 1735 
Abigail Bradley Born May 20 1737 Baptized May 21 : 1737. 
Nehemiah Bradley Born may 20 1737 Baptiz d May 21. 1737 
Mary Bradley Bom Baptized in Infancy 

3 Samuel Thorp Jun'' Born Baptized DeC 16. 1711. 

Hannah Wife to Sam" Thorp Jun"" Born feb^ 2 1713/4 Baptized In 
Infancy 
Their Children 

Lucretia Daugh^ of Sam" and Hannah Thorp Bom Aug^*- 3: 1735: 

Baptized Aug^t 10. 1735. 
Lois Thorp Born feb. 27: 1736/7 Baptized, 1737 
Ruel Thorp Bom Nov 2. 1738 and Baptized Nov 5. 1738 
Johanna Thorp Born Aprl 6. 1740 and Baptized the Same Day 
Jehiel Thorp Born April 1745 Baptized April 21. 1745 
Samuel Thorp Born may 8. 1747: Bapt^ May 10. 1747 
Elisha Thorp Born June 1749 Bapt^ June 25. 1749 
Nehemiah Thorp Born Sep^ 1751 Bapt^ Sep^ 29 1750/1 [.sic] 

4. Samuel Bradley Born September 29: 1701 Baptized ocf 26 1701 

Sarah wife to Sam" Bradley Born Jan"^ : 18: 1705/6 Baptized March 16. 
1706 
The Children of Sam" and Sarah Bradley 

Sarah Bradley Bom November 27 : 1726 Baptized DeC 25. 1723 
Mabel Bradley Bom May 1: 1729 Baptized May 11. 1729 



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Samuel Bradley Born January 4 1733/4 Baptized Jen*^ 13. 

1733/4. 
Hezekiah Bradley Born July 28. 1735 Baptized Aug^^ 3. 1735 
Huldah Bradly Born January 22 1740/1 Baptized Jan 29. 
1740/1 

Sarah Reed Daugh^ to M"" John and Sarah Reed Baptiz^ Jan^y 11 1752. 

[3] 

5. John Bradly Jun^ Born: Nov: 1705 Baptized DeC 30. 1705 
Sarah Wife of John Bradly Born: feb. 12: 1705/6 Baptized. 

Hannah Daughter of John & Sarah Bradley Born Oct^ 14: 1726 — 

Baptized oct. 14*^ 1726 
Lois Bradly Born June 25. 1729. Baptized July 18. 1729 
John Bradley Born April 14. 1731 Baptized May 15. 1731 
Reuben Bradley Born January 17: 1732/3 Baptized feb. 18. 

172/3 Uic\ 
Seth Bradley Born April 5 1735. Baptized may 4. 1735 
Miriam Bradley Born feb: 5. 1736/7. Baptized March 6. 173G/7 
Enos Bradley Born September. 14. 1739. Baptized Oct 14: 1739 
Lockwood Bradley Born may: 19 1742. Baptized may 23 1742 
Ephraim Bradley Born Dec^ 10. 1744. Baptiz^ Dec^ 16. 1744 
Moses Bradly Born Dec: 3: 1746. Baptiz^ Dec' 7. 1746. 
Abel Bradley Born Aug-^* 10: 1750: Bapt^ Aug^* 12. 1750 

6. Peter Bradley Born Baptized Dec 17. 1710 

Damaris Wife to Peter Bradley Born Sep- 1714. Baptized in Infancy 
The Children of Peter and Damaris Bradley. 

Hannah Bradley Born: Ocf 6: 1736 Baptized ocf 10. 1736 
Grace Bradley Born March 31 1738 Baptized April 2: 1738 
Griswell Bradley Born October 22 : 1739 Baptized Nov : 25. 1739 
Aaron Bradley Born September 20. 1741 Baptized Sep^ 20 1741 
Ru-ami Bradley Born June 25 1743. Baptized June 26 1743 
Jane Bradley Born March 22 : 1744/5 Baptiz^ March 24. 1744/ 5 
Damaris Bradley Born DeC" 17 : 1746 Bapt^ DeC" 21. 1746 
Peter Bradly Born Nov. 1748 Baptiz^ Nov^- 20. 1748 
William Bradley Born Aug^t 2. 1750 Bapt^ Aug^^ 26. 1750 

[4] 

7. Gershom Bradley Born - Baptized DeC 7: 1712 

Sarah first wife to Gershom Bradly Born Baptized feb. 20. 

1725/6 
Elizabeth Second Wife to Gershom Bradley Born Baptized June 

28 1719 

Sarah Daug^ to Gershom and Elizebeth Bradle}^ Born 
Baptized Mar. 24. 1739 
Jane third wife to Gershom Bradley Born Baptized oct. 17. 1722 

Children of Gershom and Jane Bradley 
Gershom Bradley Born Baptized Nov. 1742 

Sarah Bradley Born Baptiz^ Jany 13: 1744/5 

Gershom Bradley Born Bapt. in Infancy 

Jane Bradly Born may 22: 1747 Bap^ May 24. 1747 
Jonathan Bradley Born March 23. 1748/9 Baptized March 26. 

1749. 
Dimori Bradley Born 1752 Bap^ in Infancy 
Andrew Bradley Born 1754 Bapt^ Mar<^h 31- 1754 
By his fourth wife Deborah 
Deborah born & baptized 1757. 



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20<^ Nov^ 1766 Molley Burr was baptized about 2 days old. 

Died Qth Dec'" 1766 
27 March 1768 Gershom was baptized in infancy 

8. John Bradley Born Baptized Sep"" 21 : 1701 
Martha wife to John Bradley Born 

[51 

9. Joseph Bradley Born Baptized Sep'" 17. 1701 

Olive wife to Joseph Bradley Born Baptized feb. 15. 1707 

The Children of Joseph and Olive Bradley. 
Thaddeus Bradley Born Baptized Jun 18. 1727 

Onesimus Bradley Born Baptized July 20. 1730 

Eunice Bradley Born Baptized march 18. 1732/3 

Ruth Bradley Born Baptized may 11. 1735 

Daugh"" to Joseph Bradley Baptized June 15. 1740 
Joseph Bradly Born 1746 Bapt^ Feb'-y 15. 1746/7 
Benj"! Bradley Born Bapt^ May 9 1749 

10. Daniel Bradley Born Baptized Jun 11. 1704 

Hester wnfe to Dan" Bradly Born Baptized Jan'^ 31. 1702/3 

Children of Dan" and Hester Bradley 
Abigail Bradley Born Baptized 

Jabez Bradley Born Baptized feb 26. 1726 

Daniel Bradley Born Baptized may 25 1729 

Hester Bradley Born Baptized in Infancy 

Stephen Bradley Born Baptized in Infancv 

Phillip Bradley Born Baptized April 9. 1738 

Elizabeth Bradley Born Baptized in Infancy 

Children Mary his second wife 
Ru-amah Bradley Born Bapt^ Aug^^^ 4. 1745 

[6] 

David Bradley Born Baptized in Infancy 

Dameris Wife of David Bradley Born Baptized Sept^ 5. 1714 

Their Children 

Eunice Daughter of David and Damaris Bradley Born 

Baptized mar^h 18 1731/2 
Justus Bradley Born mar Baptized march 24: 1734/5 

Ohve Bradley Born Baptized Sep'" 24 1738 

Bradly Born Baptized 1740 

Bradley Born Baptized 1742/3 

11 Joseph Bradley Jun'" Born Baptized Apil 8 1711 

Jerusha Wife to Joseph Bradley Born Baptized 

Their Children 

Mary Bradley Born June 21 1733. Baptizd in infancy. 
Jerusha Bradley Born. Baptized Dec'' 1 : 1734 

Increase Bradley Born May 29. 1736 Baptized June 6. 1736 
Jerusha Bradley Born: April 19. 1739 Baptized April 22. 1739. 
Elisha Bradly ]3orn May 20 1745 Baptiz'd May 26, 1745 

Children by his second wife Mary, who was born Baptized 

Mar'^^'2: 1739/40 

Anne Bradley Born Jan'-y 11. 1747/8 Baptiz^ Jany 13: 1747/8 
Naomi Bradley Born NoV 22: 1749: Bap^ No'" 22 1749 
Ruth Bradley Born July 17: 1751: Bapt^ July 21 1751 
Mabel Bradley Born Bapt^i June 10 1753 

Jan"" 7. 1759 Joseph was baptized in Infancy N^ 40 
April 1761 Charity was baptized born 14*^'^ instant 



298 Greenfield Hill Church Records [July 

[7] 

Joseph osburn born Baptized 

Hannah Wife to Joseph osburn Born Baptized 

Their Children 

Ehzebeth Born . Baptized Jun 28. 1719. 

Nathan Osburn Born . Baptized feb: 5. 1720/1. 

Hannah osburn Born . Baptized June. 21. 1724. 

Sarah osburn Born . Baptized May 5. 1726. 

Abigail osburn Born . Bapt^ in Infancy. 

OUve osburn Born . Baptiz^ Sep'" 7. 1729. 

Peter osburn Born . Baptiz^ May 23. 1731. 

12 David Wilhams Born May: 1696 Entred into Gov* and Baptized 

July 10. 1720 
Dorothy wife to David Williams Born Aug^* 28. 1700. Baptized in 
Infancy. 
Their Children 
Sarah Williams Born Aug^t 10. 1720 Baptized Sep^ 11. 1720 
Thaddeus Will^^ Born: March 21. 1722 Baptized May 6. 1722 
David Williams Born March: 14. 1724 Baptized in Infancy. 
Dorothy WiUiams Born: March: 18 1726 Baptized may 5 1726 
Amos Williams Born Jan^: 21: 1728/9. Baptizd feb 18 1727/8 
Elnathan Wilhams Born Jan^r 23 : 1729/30. Bapt. feb 8 1729/30 
Ebenezer Will^^^ Born: oct^ 11 1732. Bapt: Dec. 1732. 
Lois Williams Born Sep^ 8: 1734 Bapt Sept. 14. 1734 
Ezra Will°^3 Born: Aug^* 4: 1736 Bapt. Aug: 8. 1736. 
Eunice ^\i\\^^ Born: July: 19 1739 Bapt^ July 21. 1739. 
Mary Will™^ Born DeC^ 12 1741: Bapt^ in Infancy. 
Huldah Williams Born Aug^^ 13 1744. Baptized Aug^* 15 1744. 
Bettee Wilhams Born June 21 1746. Baptiz^ June 21. 1746. 

[8] 
William Malory — Baptized 

Anna Wife to William Malory Baptized in Infancy 
Their Children 

Jonathan Malory Born . Baptized Dec 17. 1699 

Sarah Daughter of Wilham Malory Born , Baptized 

July 11. 1708 

John Malory Born . Baptized Dec 17. 1710. 

Anna Malory Born . Baptized May 17: 1713. 

William Malory Bom . Baptized April 22. 1716. 

Peter Malory . Baptized Nov. 3. 1718. 

Ebenezer Malory . Baptiz^^ May 14 1721. 

Lydia Malory Born . Baptized oc^ 27 1723. 

Deborah Malory Baptiz^ May 22 1726 

13 MiU John Smith Born: mar^h S: 1688 Bapt^ 

Ehzebeth Wife to John Smith Born Feb 11: 1693 Cov^ and Baptiz^ 
April 13. 1711 

Sam" Smith bom Jan^ 28: 1711/12 Bapt^feb. 8. 1711/12 
Ehzebeth Smith Born Aug^t 15. 1715. Bapt^Oct^ 2. 1715 
Daniel Smith Born June 19: 1719 Bapt^ July 19. 1719 
Jehiel Smith Born Sep^ 2: 1721 Bapt^ oct^ 8. 1721 
Deborah Smith Born march 10. 1724 Baptized may 24. 1724 
Joseph Smith Born April 24. 1726 Bapt^ May 22. 1726 
Charity Smith Born Sep^ 1: 1729. Bapt: Sept. 1. 1729 
5 John Smith Born oct: 24 ) -,701 Bapt. ocf 25. 1731 
} Noah Smith Born oct. 24 S Bapt^ oc^ 25. 1731 



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Grace Smith Born Dec: 11 : 1733 Bapt^ Dec 16. 1733 
John Smith Born feb. 2. 1736/7 Baptized in Infancy 
Jehiel Smith Dyed about 21 years old Upon his return from his 
Expedition to Cuba 

[9] 
Eliphelet Hull Bom Baptized mar. 30. 1701 

Sarah Wife to Ehphelet Hull Born feb. 27. 1704 Baptized 
Their Children 

Miriam Hull Born Decemb^ 20 1724. Baptized in Infancy 
Sarah Hull Born may 10. 1726 Baptiz^may 29. 1726 
Seth Hull Born: feb 23 1728/9 Baptiz^ mar: 18. 1728/9 
Ruth Hull Born: mar: 27 1730 Baptiz^ April. 5. 1730 
John Hull Born: mar: 28 1732 BapV April. 9. 1732 
Dan" Hull Born may 15. 1734 Bapt^may 18 1734 
Mary Hull Born. Mar: 28 1736 Bapt^ April 18. 1736 

14 Benjamin Bank Born Nov^ 1681. Covenanted and Baptiz d Jun 5. 1726. 
Ruth Wife to Benj™ Banks Born may 18, 1683. Baptiz d in Infancy 

Their Children 

Benj°^ Banks Born: Aug^t 8: 1706. Bapt^feb 7, 1713/4. 
Thomas Banks Born: Nov^ 13: 1707 Bapt^feb. 7, 1713/4. 
Gershom Banks Born: May: 1: 1712. Bap* feb. 7, 1713/4. 
Johana Banks Born: feb: 28: 1714/5 Bapt April 10, 1715. 
John Banks, Born: Nov 7: 1717: Bapt^ Mar. 2; 1717/8 
Mary Banks Born mar^h 18: 1721/2 Bapt^ Apiil 29: 1722 
John Banks Born Sep'' 8. 1710: Died about four years old 
Nehemiah Banks Born April 27 : 1720. Died in Infancy 

David Banks Born April 22. 1718. Baptiz^ May 25 1718 Married to 
Widdow Sarah Hull 
Their Children 
Eliphalet Banks Born July 25. 1740 Baptiz^ Aug^t 4. 1740 

[10] 

15 John Thorp Born Entred into Cov<^ and Bapt^ Jun 5. 1726 
Mary Wife to John Thorp Born Baptiz d. 

Their Children 
John Thorp Born. 8. Deem. 1701. Bapt^ feb 1. 1701/2 
Hannah Thorp Born: 30: Oct: 1703. Bapt^ Dec: 5 1703 
Mary Thorp Born: 17: feb. 1705/6. Bapt^Mar. 24. 1706 
Ehzebeth Thorp Born: 11: Jun: 1708. Bapt^ July 11. 1708 
Eunice Thorp Born: 18 mar. 1710. Bapt^ may 14. 1710 
Sarah Thorp Born 27. Jan^: 1711/2, Baptiz^mar. 9 1711/2. 
Nathan Thorp Born 1 Dec: 1714. Bapt^ Jan^y 23 1714/5. 
Naomi Thorp Born 18: Jany 1717/8. Baptiz^ Mar. 16. 1717/8. 
Ebenezer Thorp Born 15: July: 1720. Baptiz^Sepf 11. 1720. 
Peter Thorp Born. 6 feb. 1723. Bapt^ April 14. 1723. 

Jacob Grey Born . Entred into Cov* & Baptiz"^ June. 5. 1726. 

Hanah Wife to Jacob Grey — Bapt^ 

Hannah Grey Born Cov*'^ and baptized April 1. 1722. 

Nath'i Grey Born . Covtd & Bapt^ Jun 12. 1726. 

Sarah Grey Born . Cov^ & Bapt^ June 12. 1726. 

John Grey Born . Cov^ & Bapt^ Jun. 12. 1726. 

James Grey Born . Bapt: June 12. 1726. 

Jacob Grey Bom . Bap: June 12. 1726. 

Rebecca Grey Bom . Bapt. June 12. 1726. 

Eunice Grey Born . Bapt. June 12. 1726. 

Mary Grey Bom . Bapt'^ March 16. 1728/9. 






300 Notes [July 

16. Sam" Thorp Born . Bapt & Cov^^ Jun. 5. 1726. 

Margaret Wife to Sam" Thorp Born . Entred into Gov* & Bapt<3 

feb. 24. 1694/5 

Abigail Thorp Born • . bapt^ may 22 1709. 
Sam" Thorp Born . Bapt^ DeC" 16. 1711. 

David Thorp Born . Bapt^ July-4- 1714. 

Gershom Thorp Born . Bapt*il)ec: 1. 1718. 

Anne Thorp Born . Baptiz^ Jun 11 1721. 

Jemimah Thorp Born , Bapt: Jun 31 [sic]. 1724/5. 

[To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By John Albree, Recording Secretary 

Boston., Massachusetts, 1 April 1914- A stated meeting of the Society was held 
in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the March meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were accepted. 

Ten resident members were elected by ballot. 

On motion of John Albree it was 

Voted, That a committee of five be appointed by the President to prepare a 
draft of revised by-laws for the Society, to be submitted at a future meeting. 

President Baxter appointed as members of this committee Charles Sidney Ensign 
(Chairman), Waldo Lincoln, John Carroll Chase, James Parker Parmenter, and 
William Prescott Greenlaw. 

George Pierce Baker, Professor of Dramatic Literature at Harvard University, 
spoke on The Drama and American History, tracing the development of the 
American dramatic taste as shown in the plays that have appeared from time to 
tim.e, such as "A Prince of Parthia," the first American play, remarkable for its 
duUness; "The Conquest of Canada," given but twice in 1773; "Indoctum Par- 
liamentum," an early drama of social life; "Marmion," which, though adapted 
by an American, yet had to be advertised as a London success to obtain popularity ; 
the Indian plays once popular; and the many later plays which have an historical 
setting but in which the lessons of history are overshadowed by the interesting 
experiences of young lovers. To-day, according to the speaker, we are just 
beginning to see what can be done on the stage with the portrayal of human life, 
and the result will be an ideal of larger citizenship and of better government. 

President Baxter spoke of the enthusiasm that used to be aroused when Foircst 
and Proctor recited their lines in the old plays. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection -with their o-wn enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected -with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The Committee on English Research desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in Eng- 
land the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her 



1914] Notes 301 

time as a searcher of records there along special lines for the 
benefit of the Register. 



Parentage of Archibai^d Sprague of Newburyport, Mass. — Archibald 
Sprague, called "of Providence, R. I.," in his intention of marriage, married at 
Newburyport, Mass.", 4 July 1813, Sarah, daughter of WiUiam and Martha 
(NoweU) Short and widow of Henry Sullivan Perry. Their son, Rufus William 
Sprague, was born 15 Nov. 1S20, and Rufus V\ iLUam Sprague, Jr., son of this 
Rufus \\'illiam Sprague, was born 29 Aug. 1849. 

Archibald Sprague died of yellow fever, at Mobile, Ala., in 1840; but before 
his death he gave orally to his son, Rufus William Sprague, an account of himself, 
stating that he was the son of Rufus and Rosannah Sprague of Johnston, R. 1.; 
that his father died when he wasThree years old, leaving a large family; that a 
guardian was appointed for him, who bound him as an apprentice to a man in 
Providence; that this man treated him badly, and he ran away when ten years 
old, shipped as a cabin boy and became a sailor, and swore that he would rsever 
go back to Providence; and that he never did go back to that place. This story 
was repeated by Rufus William Sprague in 1872 in a letter to his son, Rufus 
Wilham Sprague, Jr., the latter having asked about his grandfather; and this 
letter is still in oxistence. 

Rufus Sprague of Johnston, R. I., died about 1795, leaving a widow and four- 
teen children. In his will, dated 2 Sept. 1794 and proved 26 Aug. 1795, he makes 
the following bequests: To daughter Judah 15 Spanish milled dollars. To six 
other daughters, Diadamy, Sarah, Rosabellow, Rosanna, Anne, and Polly, £6 
apiece, to be paid by son Joseph to Diadamy, Sarah, Rosabellow, and Rosanna 
within a year after testator's decease and to Anne and Polly when they are 
eighteen. To sons Welcome, Riifiis, George, Par^n, and E?;£kiel £3 each, to 
be paid to them by sorTJoseph, under wKbse care they are to remain until they 
are sixteen years old, and Cestator orders son Joseph to bind them out to trades. 
To son Sylvester £60, to be paid to him at twenty-one, and he is to be under the 
care of JosepET Residue of lands and estate to son Joseph, saving that wife 
Rosannah is to have the use and improvement of the estate as long as she remains 
a widow. Executors: Dr. Harding Harris and son Joseph Sprague. 

The widow, Rosannah (Striven) Sprague, was married soon afterwards to 
Samuel Kilton; but since the testator had made Joseph guardian of the other 
children, no other guardian was appointed by the Court. 

In this will no son Archibald is mentioned. Since in a will in which the children 
are provided for so explicitly it is not likely that one child would be omitted, 
it is evident that Archibald changed his name when he ran away ; and it is there- 
fore necessary to identify him with one of the sons mentioned in the will. 

In 1803 Joseph Sprague died. In his will he mentions his brother Sylvester 
Sf)rague, his son Charles Sampson Sprague, his wife Sarah and her father 
Theophilus Blackmar (the latter is made executor), and also the legacies left by 
his father Rufus Sprague that are to be paid to t!he children who are still under 
age and have not yet received them. Theophilus Blackmar was appointed 
arlministrator of the rest of Rufus Sprague's estate, and the following arrange- 
ments about guardians were mafle. George Sprague, son of Rufus Sprague of 
Johnston, deceased, a minor over fourteen and under twenty-one, chose Benjamin 
Atwoo<l for his guardian, 12 Feb. 1803. Sylvester Sprague and Pardon Sprague, 
over fourteen and under twenty-one, chose, 12 Feb. 1803, Oliver Borden for their 
guardian; and later, 4 June 1803, they chose Ebenezer Sprague for their guardian. 
Benjamin Atwood was appointed, 12 Feb. 1803, guardian to Polly Sprague and 
Ezckiel Sprague (the two children are named in this order), children of Rufus 
Sprague, late of Johnston, deceased, minors under fourteen. It appears, there- 
fore , that Ezekiel Sprague was the only son for whom a guardian was a-ppointed, 
and that all the other sons were of an age that entitled them to change their 
guardians, if they so desired, and thus in a measure to control their own destinies. 

The birth of only one of the^e children of Rufus Sprague is recorded, that of 
George, the entry having been made when he was twenty-four years old; but 
after a careful weighing of all the evidence the following list of children and dates 
seems correct: 

i. Judah, b. abt. 1767; m. 30 Dec. 1787 James Helme. 

ii. Joseph, b. abt. 1769; aged 21 by 1794; d. 1803; m. Sarah Blackmar. 



302 Notes [July 

iii. Diadamy, b. before 1776 and probably abt. 1771. 

iv. Sarah, b. before 1776 and probably abt. 1773. 

V. Rosabellow (probably twin), b. before 1776 and probably abt. 1775. 

vi. Rosanna (probably twin), b. before 1776 and probably abt. 1775. 

vii. Welcome, b. between 1778 and 1782 and probably abt. 1779; resided at 

Johnston, R. I.; d. 1842; m. (1) Nancy Tifft, who d. 1802, aged 19; 

m. (2) Ruth . 

viii. Rufus, b. between 1778 and 1782 and probably abt. 1781; m. 2 June 

1805 Ehzabeth Randall; removed to ^A'arwick, R. I., and thence to 

Ohio. 
ix. Anne, b. between 1776 and 1785 and probably abt. 1783. 
X. Sylvester, b. between 1782 and 1789 and probably abt. 1785; d. 13 Jan. 

1821, in 36th year; m. 21 Oct. 1806 Evelina C. Gilmore; removed 

before 1815 to Providence, R. I. 
xi. George, b. 18 Aug. 1786; m. Lydia Latham, dau. of Laban; removed to 

Ashford, Conn. 
xii. Pardon, b. between 1782 and 1789 and probably abt. 1788; m. (1) Sophia 

Gorton; m. (2) Mary Meeker; removed before 1815 to Mansfield, 

Conn., and thence to Delaware, Ohio, 
xiii. Polly, b. between 1789 and 1794 and probably abt. 1790.- 
xiv. Ezekiel, b. between 1789 and 1794 and probably abt. 1792. 

Ezekiel Sprague, the fourteenth child given above, is not mentioned in the 
Providence (R. I.) records after the appointment of his guardian in 1803; and 
there seems to be no doubt that it was he who ran away from Providence, changed 
his name to Archibald, married in Newburyport, and was the father of Rufus 
William Sprague and the grandfather of Rufus William Sprague, Jr. 

4 Park Vale Avenue, Allston, Mass. Mary Lovering Holman. 



Historical Intelligence 

Standish. — The unpublished deeds relating to Standish lands in Lancashire, 
England, which were mentioned on page 109 of the present volume of the Register, 
will be printed in the Register for October 1914, as part of an article entitled 
"Some Recent Investigations concerning the Ancestry of Capt. Myles Standish." 



Bacon. — Thomas Williams Baldwin, 41 Hawthorne Street, Cambridge, Mass., 
will pubhsh in the course of 1914 a genealogical work on the family of Michael 
Bacon, who was baptized at Winston, England, 6 Dec. 1579 and died at Dedham, 
Mass., 18 Apr. 1648. 

Early Settlers of New Jersey. — Orra E. Monnette, 3101 Wllshire Boule- 
vard, Los Angeles, Cal., is compiling a genealogy covering the first two or three 
generations of the families of the early settlers of Piscataway, Woodbridge, and 
Elizabethtown, N. J., towns which were settled largely by colonists from New 
England. Mr. Mormette asks for the cooperation of all who are able to fm'nish 
information about these families. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Briggs. — Clement, born probably in London, England, about 1600, and other 
Briggs families, by Charles H. Briggs, 12-22 Old Colony Building, Minneapolis, 
Mian. 



1914] Receni Books 303 

Fisher. — Eleazer, born at Hartford, Conn., 1789, lived in Burlington, N. Y., 
died at Brighton, Lorain Co., Ohio, 29 Mar. 1871, by Frank W. Fisher, 3914 
South 7th Street, Tacoma, Wash. 

Franklin. — John Littleton, born at Fairfax Court House, Fairfax Co., Va., 
1804, died at Howard Lake, Wright Co., Minn., 6 Dec. 1888, son of an Enghsh 
immigrant to Vhginia, by Frank W. Fisher, 3914 South 7th Street, Tacoma, 
Wash. 

Gray. — Capt. John, born at Dover, N. H., 26 Mar. 1743, died at Embden, Me., 
25 Mar. (or Dec.) 1825, eldest son of George Gray of Dover, N. H., and Wiscasset, 
Me. (who was born 1720 and died 25 Mar. 1755), and his wife Martha (James), 
by C. P. Stevens, 127| North Broadway, Shawnee, Okla. 

Merrill. — Judson, born 1778, lived in New York, died, probably in Lorain Co., 
Ohio, 4 Dec. 1864, by Frank W. Fisher, 3914 South 7th Street, Tacoma, Wash. 

Phillips. — Wilham Bower, born 1829, died at Marion, Iowa, 7 Aug. 1899, by 
Frank W. Fisher, 3914 South 7th Street, Tacoma, Wash. 

• 

Snyder. — Harman, born 28 Dec. 1790, died, probably in Pennsylvania, 
25 Nov. 1845, by Frank W. Fisher, 3914 South 7th Street, Tacoma, Wash. 

Steevens. — Col. Thomas, born in Devonshire, England, about 1600, died, 
probably in London, after 1647, father of Thomas of Charlestown, Sudbury, and 
Stow, Mass., of Cyprian of Chelsea, Lancaster, and Concord, Mass., and of 
Richard of Concord, Mass., all of whom came to Massachusetts about 1660, by 
C. P. Stevens, 127| North Broadway, Shawnee, Okla. 

Trecothic. — Mark, of Boston, 1724, mariner, born probably in London, 
England, died, probably in Boston, about 1733-34, and Thomas, of Boston, 1707, 
mariner, born probably in England, by Mrs. Lora A. W. Underbill, 16 Beals 
Street, BrookUnc, Mass. (Corrected notice.) 



RECENT BOOKS 

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January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1; for April, by Feb. 1; for July, by 
May 1; and for October, by July 1.] 

GENEALOGICAL 

Averell-Averill-Avery genealogy. The Averell-AveriU-Avery family. A record 
of the descendants of Wilham and Abigail Averell of Ipswich, Mass. By Clara 
A[rlctte] Avery-. [Cleveland, Oliio, Press of Evangelical Publishing House, 
1914.] Vols. 1 and 2. 7 + 592; 593-1095 p. chart fcsm. geneal. tab. il. pi. por. 
8° Price $15.00 buckram; $20.00 leather back and corners. Address Miss 

C. A. Avery, 46 Cedar St., Chicago, 111. 

Cary genealogy. The John Gary descendants. Bulletin no. 15, new series. 

D. p. 1914. [4] p. il. 8° 

CorUss genealogy. Corhss family. [By Eben Eaton Corliss. St. Paul, 
Minn., 1913.] 16 p. 8° 

Cory genealogy. Some chronicles of the Cory family relating to Eliakim and 
Sarah Sayre Cory and their descendants, Westfield, N. J., Ballston Spa, N. Y., 
with others from "John of Southold." Bv Harriet C. Dickinson. New York, 
Tobias A[lexander] Wright, 1914. 113 p. pi. por. S° 



304 Recent Books [July 

Hodgman genealogy. Ancestors of Fred C[lark] Hodgman and Eleanor 
Hodgman Porter. [By Fred Clark Hodgman.J Chart, n. p. n. d. 

McCourtie genealogy. McCourtie genealogy [descendants of John, supple- 
ment]. [By William Herbert Lee.] n. p. 1914. 27 p. fesm. por. S° 

MacGregor genealogy. Yearbook of American Clan Gregor vSociety con- 
taining the proceedings at the gatherings of 1911 and 1912. Caleb Clarke 
Magruder, Jr., editor. Baltimore, The Waverly Press, 1913. 132 p. fcsm. pi. 
por. 8° 

Merriman genealogy. Reunion of descendants of Nathaniel Mcrriman at 
Wailingford, Conn., June 4, 1913, with a Merriman genealogy for five generations. 
By Donald L[ines] Jacobus. New Haven, Conn., 1914. 187 p. pi. 12^ Price 
$2.50. Address D. L. Jacobus, 26 Court St., New Haven, Conn. 

Phillips genealogy. Family record of Jeremiah PhiUips, D.D., missionary to 
Orissa, India. 1812-1912. By Harriet Phillips Stone, n. p. [1912]. 46 p. 
pi. por. 8° 

Seely genealogy. Ancestry of Daniel James Seely, St. George, N. B., 1826, 
and of Charlotte Louisa Vail, Sussex, N. B., 1837 - St. John, N. B., 1912, with 
a list of their descendants. By Col. William Plumb Bacon. New York, Tobias 
A[lexander] Wright [1914?]. 185 p. geneal. ped. 8° 

Shedd genealogy. Register of the Shedd Family Association. Vol. 3. Second 
general reunion, August 30, 1913, Billerica, Mass. Frank Edson Shedd, sec'y. 
Boston, Mass., 1913. 58 p. pi. por. 8° Address the secretary, 60 Federal St., 
Boston, Mass. 

Smith genealogy. Notes and illustrations concerning the family history of 
James Smith of Coventry (bom 1731 - died 1794) and his descendants with 
[17] tables of pedigrees. By Lady [Edith Jane] Durning-Lawrence. West 
Norwood, S. E., Truslove & Bray, Ltd., privately printed, 1912. 12 + 131 p. 
fcsm. il. pi. por. 8° Address Lady Durning-Lawrence, 13 Carlton House Terrace, 
London, S. W., England. 

Todd genealogy. The Virginia Todds. By J[ohn] R. Witcraft. Frankford, 
Philadelphia, Dispatch Publishing House, 1913. 34 p. pi. 8° Price $1.50. 
Address J. R. Witcraft, Merchantville, N. J. 

Ware genealogy. Descendants of Henry Ware. n. p. 1914. 4 p. F'' 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Amory, Charles Walter, memoir. Class of 1863 of Harvard College, memoii 
of Charles Walter Amory. Cambridge, The Um'versity Press, 1914. 6 p. 
fcsm. por. 8° 

Means, Helen Coit, memoir. Helen Coit Means, a memorial of her hfe and 
thoughts, n. p. [1913]. n. p. 8° 

Newdigate, Nathaniel, fine of. The Newdigate fine. By W[illiam] T[heophi- 
lua] R[ogers] Marvin, Litt.D. [Boston, Mass., T. R. Marvin & Son, ci9i4.] 
22 p. fcsm. pi. S° Reprinted from Publications of the Bostonian Society. 

At the period when the Newdigate fine was levied, a fine was "an instniment of record (im- 
properly called a deed) of an amicable composition or final agreement made in a formal fictitious 
8uit l)etwixt parties by their own consent, without real controversy, concerning lands, tenements, 
etc., by the consent or license of the King or his Justices in the Court of Common Pleas. It ia 
called a fine because it makes a final agreement and end of all controversies." 

Thurber, Rev. Dr. Edward Gerrish, biography. Biographical sketch of the 
Rev. Edward Gerrish Thurber, D.D. Read at the Presbytery of New York, 
January 12, 1914. n. p. [1914]. 6 p. U. 12° 

Waters, Henry Fitz-Gilbert, memoir. Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters. By Robert 
[Samuel] Rantoul. Boston, 1914. 10 p. fcsm. por. 8° From the Proceedings 
of the Massachusetts Historical Society for December, 1913. 

Harvard College, Class of 1863. Class of 1863 of Harvard College, report of 
the 50th anniversary. Cambridge, The University Press, 1914. 15 p. 8° 



1914] Recent Books 305 

Yale University, Class of 1885. Quarter-centenary record of the Class of 1885 
Yale University covering the thirty-one years from its admission into the academic 
department, lSSl-1912. PubUshed for the Class, 1913. 7 + 426 p. il. pi. por. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

Barbados, handbook. The Barbados handbook. [Third edition.] By 
E[dward] Goulburn Sinckler. London, Duckworth & Co., 1914. 12 + 233 + 
60 p. pi. 8° 

Massachusetts General Court manual. The Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts. Manual for the use of the General Court containing the rules of the two 
branches, together with the constitution of the Commonwealth and that of the 
United States, and a hst of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments 
of the state government, state institutions and their officers, and other statistical 
information. By Henry D. Coolidge and James- W. Kimball. Boston, Mass., 
Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1914. 13 + 689 p. il. pi. 16° 

Virginia, history. Virginia under the Stuarts, 1607-1688. By Thomas J. 
Wertenbaker, Ph.D. Princeton, N. J., Princeton University Press, 1914. 11 + 
271 p. map S° Price SI. 50 net. Address Princeton University Press, Princeton, 
N. J. 

(6) Local 

Cambridge, Mass., history. A history of Cambridge, Mass., 1630-1913. 
Together with biographies of Cambridge people. By Samuel Atkins Eliot, 
A.M., D.D. Cambridge, Mass., The Cambridge Tribune, 1913. 308 p. fcsm. 
il. pi. por. 4° 

Chelmsford, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Chelmsford, Mass., to the 
end of the year 1849. Salem, Mass., pubhshed by the Essex Institute^ 1914. 
460 p. 8° 

Durham, N. H., history. History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire 
(Oyster River Plantation), with genealogical notes. In two volumes. Vol. 1. 
Narrative. By Everett S[chermerhorn] Stackpole and Winthrop S[mith] Meserve. 
Published by vote of the town. n. p. [1914]. 7 H- [1] + 436 p. fcsm. il. map 
pi. por. 8° 

Durham, N. H., history. History of the town of Durham, New Hamsphire 
(Oyster River Plantation), with genealogical notes. Vol. 2. Genealogical. By 
Everett S[chermerhorn] Stackpole and Winthrop S[mith] Meserve. Published 
by the vote of the town. n. p. [1914]. [i] 4- 502 p. il. pi. por. S° 

Exeter, N. H., settlers. The Lincolnshire origin of some Exeter settlers. By 
V[ictor] C[hanning] Sanborn. The daughters of Balthazar Willix. By Virginia 
Hall. n. p. [1914]. 19 p. 8° Reprinted from Register for January, 1914. 

Fitchburg, Mass., vital records. The old records of the town of Fitchburg, 
Ma-ss., a copy of the records contained in volume A, being volume 8 of the printed 
rec<jrds of the town. By Walter A. Davis, City Clerk. Fitchburg, published 
by authority of the City Council, 1913. 203 p. fcsm. 8° 

Gouldtown, N. J., history. Gouldtown, a very remarkable settlement of 
ancient date. Studies of some sturdy examples of the sim[)le life, together with 
sketches of early colonial history of Cumberland County and southern New Jersey 
and some early genealogical records. By William Steward, A.M., and Rev. 
Theophilus G[ould] Steward, D.D. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 
1913. 237 p. pi. por. 8° Price $2.50, by mail 24 cts. extra. Address William 
Steward, Bridgoton, N. J., or Rev. T. G. Steward, Wilberforce, Ohio. 

Rockland, Mass., First Congregational Church. Souvenir, 100th anniversary, 
1813-1913, First Congregational Church, Rockland, Mass. Published by the 
Young People's Society [Rockland Standard Print], n. d. 31 p. il. pi. 8" 

Watertown, Mass., records. Record of the West Precinct of Watertown, 
Mass., 1720 to 1737-38 [now a part of Waltham]. Waltham, Mass., published 
by order of the Board of Aldermen, 1913. 135 p. 8° 



306 Recent Books [July] 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

Cambridge Historical Society. Publications 7, proceedings, December 21, 
1911 -October 22, 1912. Cambridge, Mass., published by the Society, 1913. 
115 p. map pi. S° 

Magazine of History, extra number 25. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 25. Rare Lincolniana, no. 3. Reprinted. New York, 
Wilham Abbatt, 1913. [1] + 87 p. 4° 

Magazine of History, extra number 26. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 26. Narratives of Indian warfare in the West (1799) 
(1821), [by] Samuel L. Metcalf. Reprinted. New York, William Abbatt, 1913. 
209 p. 4° 

Magazine of History, extra number 28. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 28. Comprising, — Narrative of a tour to "Edens- 
burgh," 111., [by] Walter Wilkey (1839); Journal of the shipwreck and sufferings 
of Daniel Foss (1809). Reprinted. New York, WiUiam Abbatt, 1914. 51 p, 
il. pi. 4° 

Magazine of History, extra number 29. Magazine of History with notes and 
queries, extra number, no. 29. J. Wilkes Booth; or the national tragedy, [by] 
WiUiam A. Luby. Reprinted. New York, WilUam Abbatt, 1914. 63 p. 4° 

Massachusetts Daughters of the American Revolution Fotmders' Society. 
[Officers, committees, and members.] n. p. 1913-1914. 40 p. fcsm. por. 16^ 

The Mattatuck Historical Society. Handbook, number one, 1877-1913. 
Waterbury, Conn., pubhshed by the Society, 1914. 72 p. 8° 

National Society of New England Women, New York City Colony. Yearbook, 
1913-1914. Headquarters, Waldorf-Astoria, New York City. 64 p. 16° 

New England Society in the City of New York. One hundred and eighth anni- 
versary celebration of the New England Society in the City of New York. New 
York City, 1913. 144 p. 4° 

New Hampshire Historical Society. Manual of the New Hampshire Histories) 
Society, 1913. n. p., pubhshed by the Society, 1913. 58 p. pi. 12° 

New York Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America. The 

first founders in America with facts to prove that Sir Walter Raleigh's lost colony 
was not lost. A paper read at a stated meeting of the New York Society of the 
Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, held at the Hotel Manhattan, 
October 29, 1913. By WilUam Edward Fitch, M.D. 40 p. map 8° 

Newport Historical Society. Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 
No. 11. Newport, R. I., 1914. 11 + [1] p. 8° 

Newport Historical Society. Special buUetin of the Newport Historical Society. 
No. 10. In memory of Hon. Robert Stilman Franklin, vice president of the 
Society, died October 8, 1913. 46 p. il. por. S° 

Oregon Historical Society. Harvey W. Scott memorial number. The quar- 
terly of the Oregon Historical Society. Vol. 14, no. 2. [Portland, Oreg.j 1913 
p. 87-210, fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Swedish Colonial Society. [List of officers and members, 1913.] Philadelphia 
1913. 14 p. 8° 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Who*s Who in genealogy, n. p., edited and pubhshed for the Criterion Corre- 
spondence Club by W. Farrand Felch, ci9i4. 99 -f- [4] p, fcsm. pi. por. 12° 

Id the contents will be found names, addresses, and brief biographies of American gcnealogistf" 
etc. 



ERRATA 



Vol. 67, p. 284, line 54, for 1783 read 1793. 

Vol. 68, p. 109, line 14, for pai'ishes read townships. 

Vol. 68, p. 120, line 13, for Catherine read Mary May. 



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QUERIES 

Queries appear in the advertising pages of the Register; and all such matter 
is printed, without restriction as to subject or space, at the rate of ten cents for 
ten words, or fraction thereof, payable in advance, 

BuRNAP (Burnett). — Wanted, dates of birth, marriage, and death of 
Benjamin Burnap, fatlier of the John Biirnap whose birth, as son of Benjamin 
and Hannah, is found in the llopkinton (Mass.) records under date of 20 Sept. 
1731. Was Benjamin (father of John) a son of the Benjamin Burnap who 
was born at Reading, Mass., in 1677 and married Elizabeth Newhall of 
Maiden, Mass., in 1700? What was the maiden name of Hannah, wife of 
Benjamin and mother of John Burnap (the name is later spelled Burnelt) P 

Wheat. — John Burnap married at Oxbridge, Mass., 1 May 1755, Anna 
Wheat. Wanted, the paternal ancestry of Anna Wheat. Is the name pos- 
sibly a corruption of Waite? 

9 Bosworth Street, Boston, Mass. Rouekt M. Burnett. 



BuTTERKiELD. — Wanted, ancestry of William Butterfield, born at Dun- 
stable, N.H., Aug. 1757, died at Rockingham, Vt., 12 June 1835. He served 
in the Revolution in Capt. William Walker's company, Col. Reid's regiment, 
N. H. State Troops, and was a pensioner. 

Derby Line, Vt. Gen. F. G. Butterfield. 

De Klyn-Maney (Minne)-Van Zandt. — Leonard De Klyn, born in New 
York (?) 4 Mar. 1737, married there, 24 Sept. 1763, Margaret Maney, born 
in New York (?) 17 Jan. 1744. Leonard was a "joiner" in New York. 
Who were the parents of Leonard and Margaret ? 

Barnt De Klyn, born "in Boston'' (according to his monument, but is this 
correct?) 31 Oct. 1745, married (license, N. Y. Province, 9 Apr. 1768) Mary 
Van Zandt, born "in New York" (according to monument) 29 Jan. 1749. 
Barnt was " Merchant of Philadelphia" for a while. Who were the parents 
of Barnt and Mary? Are there any unpublished De Klyn data? 

New Rochelle, N. Y. Richard Wehber. 



lIuBHARi). — Wanted, ancestry of John Hubbard of Roxbury, 1675, and 
maiden name of Rebecca, his wife. He was a soldier in King Pliilip's War 
and one of the first settlers of Woodstock, Conn., in 1686. His daugliter, 
Sarah, born in 1684, married Dea. Josiah Bugbee of Ashford, Conn. 

3101 Wilskire Boulevard, Okka E. Monnette. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

CRAIG. — One Hundred Dollars will bo, paid to the first person fur- 
nishing authentic information of the time and place of death of Andrew Craig, 
who settled at Wrentham, Ma.ss., in 1730. With part of his family ho removed 
to Worcester Co., Mass., 1745-1749. His widow, Janet (Todd) Craig, was mar- 
ried to Matthew Taft in 1749. His son Robert (died 1S05) was a physician ut 
Spencer, Mass., and the progenitor of Craig families in that and neighboring towns. 
His son John (died 1803) raised a large family at Wrontliam. 

E. H. CRAIGE, 
194 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. N. Y. 



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ALBERT EDW. BODWELL 

Room 1131, Kimball Bldg., Boston, Mass. 

Genealogical Research 

London Correspondence 

Bodwell and other family histories in 
preparation 

LAWRENCE BRAINERD 

Forest Hills, Boston, Mass. 



Genealogist 
Research Work 



Family Trees Prepared 
Terms on Application 



EDWIN M. CURRIER 

1638 Bridge Street, Dracut, Mass. 

Genealogical and Historical Research 

Family Histories prepared 

MRS. WILLIAM ALLERTON DREW 

61 St. Botolph Street, Boston 

Genealogical and Historical 
Research 

MISS M. B. FAIRBANKS 

P. O. address: 
Farmiugton, Me. 

FRANK A. GARDNER, M.D. 

23 North Street, Salem, Mass. 

Editor of " Essex County Families " in Essex 
Inst. Hist. Coll. Author of " Massachu- 
setts Regiments in the Revolutionary War." 
SpeciaUst in Colonial and Revolutionary Mili- 
tary Service. Tel. Connection 

VIRGINIA HALL 

85 Upland Road, Cambridge, Mass. 
* Seventeen years experience in research 

MRS. MARY LOVERING HOLMAN 

4 Park Vale Avenue, Allstou District, 
Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

15 years experience 



MRS. WILLIAM S. KELSEY 

62 Allston Heights, Allston District, 
Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

Connecticut Research a Specialty 



WILLIAM LINCOLN PALMER 

P. O. Box 2388, Boston, INIass. 
Life Member N. E. Ilifit. Gen. Society 

Genealogical expert, English and America 
families traced. Correspondence invited 
Records examined anywhere 

MORGAN H. STAFFORD 

53 State Street, Boston, Mass. 
Member N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 

GENEALOGIST 

Research, family histories and trees 
Correspondence solicited 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR 

Middletown, Conn, 

Connecticut Research a Specialty 

Has genealogical notes on the families of 

Ancient Middletown and copies of over 

11,000 gravestone inscriptions in 

Middlesex Co. 



CHARI.es M. THATCHER 

Middleborough, Mass. 

Town, County, or State Records. Wills an 
deeds searched for genealogy 

Have copied over 18,000 cemetery insert 
tions in Plymouth Co. 



WALTER ELIOT THWING 

65 Beech Glen Street 
Roxbury, Mass. 

Historical and Genealogical 
Researcher 

SUSAN COTTON TUFTS 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

FLORENCE E. YOUNGS 

1777 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

Specialist in migrations from New Eugla 
Owns many original Bible and tombstc 
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9 ASn BURTON PLACK, BOSTON, and 118 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON 

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3X1^. TMOS. m:. blaoo 

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[onor.iry General Editor of the "Index Library" (British Record Society), and Chief 
Editor of Phillimore's Parish Kegister Series, undertakes searches for Private 
Clients in London, the Provinces, Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere 
Specialties : — Enrjlish Parish liegisters and Provincial Probate Courts 

124 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON 

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[ Somers Place, Hyde Park, London, W. 
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Home address: Wei lesley Farms, Mass. 
Boston Postal District 



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THE REGISTER 

The New England Historical and Gene- 

ilogical Register, established in 1847 and 

-ublished quarterly, in January, April, 

luly, and October. Each number con- 

ains on an average ninety-six octavo pages 

)f valuable and interesting matter concern- 

ng the History, Antiquities, Genealogy, 

id Biography of America, printed on dura- 

;e paper made especiallj' for the Society, 

ith an engraved portrait in each number. 

complete index to each volume in the 

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Consohdated Index of the New England 
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ENGLISH RESEARCH 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, by 

flenry FitzGilbert Waters, A.M. These 

loanings abound in clues, which, if prop- 

j?rly followed up, will enable the gcneal- 

'>eist to pursue in the mother country 

. vest igat ions which without such aid 

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Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative 

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towns in Massachusetts, from their found- 
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Abington, 1912. 2 vols., 632 

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Alford, 1902. 32 pages. 
Arlington, 1904. 162 pages. 
Becket, 1903. 98 pages. 
Bedford, 1903. 142 pages. 
Belhngham, 1904. 222 pages. 
Billerica, 1908. 405 pages. 
Brockton, 1911. 371 pages. 
Carver, 1911. 179 pages. 
Chester, 1911. 255 pages. 
Chilmark, 1904. 96 pages. 
Dalton, 1906. 82 pages. 
Dover, 1908. 107 pages. 
Dracut, 1907. 302 pages. 
Duxbury, 1911. 446 pages. 
Edgartown, 1906. 276 pages. 
Foxborough, 1911. 249 pages. 
Gill, 1904. 97 pages. 
Granville, 1914. 236 pages. 
Gr. Barrington, 1904. 89 pages. 
Hanson, 1911. 110 pages. 
Hinsdale, 1902. 98 pages. 
Holliston, 1908. 358 pages. 
Hopkinton, 1911. 462 pages. 
Kingston, 1911. 396 pages. 
Lee, 1903. 239 pages. 
Lincoln, 1908. 179 pages. 
Medfield, 1903. 243 pages. 
Medford, 1907. 409 pages. 
Medway, 1905. 345 pages. 
Middlefield, 1907. 138 pages. 
Montgomery, 1902. 66 pages. 
New Braintree, 1904. 163 pages. 
Newton, 1905. 521 pages. 
Norton, 1906. 405 pages. 
Palmer, 1905. 242 pages. 
Pelham, 1902. 177 pages. 
Pembroke, 1911. 465 pages. 
Peru, 1902. 112 pages. 
Richmond, 1913. 113 pages. 
Scituate, 1909. 2 vols., 

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Sudbury, 1903. 332 pages. 



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Tisbury, 1910. 244 pages. $3.25 

Tyringham, 1903. 108 pages. 1.50 

Walpole, 1902. 216 pages. 2.75 

Waltham, 1904. 298 pages. 3.75 

Washington, 1904. 57 pages. .75 

Wayland, 1910. 160 pages. 2.25 

W. Bridgewater, 1911. 222 pages. 3.00 

W. Stockbridge, 1907. 115 pages. 1 . 50 
Weymouth, 1910. 2 vols., 735 

pages. 9 . 25 

Williamstown, 1907. 173 pages. 2.25 

Worthington, 1911. 159 pagas. 2.00 

BIOGRAPHIES 

Memorial Biographies of Deceased 
Members of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Vols. 1-9, con- 
taining memoirs of members who died 
previous to 1890. This series of volumes 
is replete with historic and biographic lore, 
of constantly increasing value — great 
pains having been taken to make the 
memoirs complete and accurate. Only a 
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$1.00 each. Complete set, $15.00 

Tucker. Life of Commodore Samuel 
Tucker. Shepard. 1868. 384 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

GENEALOGIES 

Ainsworth. Ainsworth families in Amer- 
ica. Parker. 1894. 212 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Bates. Genealogy of the descendants of 
Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass. 
Bates. 143 pages. Cloth. ^ $2.00 

Belcher. The Belcher famihes in New 
England. Bartlett. 1906. 32 pages. 

$1.50 

Benton. Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop, 
their ancestors and their descend- 
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Cloth. $3.00 

Brooks. The Brooks family of Woburn, 
Mass. Cutter and Loring. 1904. 
20 pages. $1.00 

Cotton. The Cotton family of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. Cotton. 1905. 26 
pages. $1.25 

Curtis. The family of Henry Curtis of 
Sudbury, Mass. Woods. 1907. 
10 pages. $0.50 

Cushman. Genealogy of the descendants 
of Robert Cushman, the Puritan. 
Cushman. 1855. 665 pages. Half 
mor. $10.00 

Cutter. Supplement to the history of the 
Cutter family of New England. Cutter. 
1875. 67 pages. $1.50 



Dam. Some descendants of Deacon John 

Dam of Dover, N. H., 1633. Scales. 

1911. 14 pages. S0.7o 

Davis. Dolor Davis. A sketch of hia 

hfe with a record of his earlier de- 
scendants. With supplement. Davis. 

1881. 46 pages. $3.00 

De Blois. De Blois family of Boston. 

Eaton. 1913. 15 pages. $0.75 

Dewing. Descendants of Andrew Dewing 

of Dedham, Mass. Dewing. 1904. 

165 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Dows (Dowse). The Dows or Dowse 

family in America. Dows. 1890. 

348 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Eames. Robert Eames of Woburn, Mass., 

and some of his descendants. Loriug. 

1908. 17 pages. $0.75 

Eastman. History and genealogy of 

Deacon Joseph Eastman of Hadley, 

Mass. Eastman. 1908. 262 pages. 

Cloth. S3. 00 

Felton. A genealogical history of the 

Felton family; descendants of Lieut. 

Nathaniel Felton of Salem. Felton 

1886. 260 pages. $3.00 

Finney. The Finney familv of Bristol, 

R.I. Clark. 1906. 13 pages. $0.75 
Floyd. The Floyd family of Rumuev 

Marsh, Mass. Floyd. 1909. 

pages. $0. 

Gage. Some descendants of John Gag€ 

of Ipswich, Mass. Gage. i90S 

12 pages. $0.7^ 

Gerrish. The Gerrish family of Bostor 

(Family of Capt. John Gerrish) 

Eaton. 1913. 11 pages. $0.7 

Getchell. The famil}' of Samuel Getche 

of Sahsbury, Mass. Getchell. 1909 



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Gillson or Jillson. Genealogy of th( 
Gillson and Jillson family. Jillson 
1876. 266 pages. Cloth. $2.5{ 

Hale. The Hale family of Connecticut 
Morris. 1907. 13 pages. $0. 

Harris. Robert Harris and his descend 
ants, with notices of the Morey ttn« 
Metcalf famiUes. Harris. 1861, 
pages. Cloth. $2.0 

Haynes and Noyes. Descendants 
Walter Haynes and Peter Noye 
of Sudbury, Mass. Newell. 189i 
5 pages. $0.6 

Hill. John Hill of Dorchester, Mass 
and some of his descendants. Bar J 
lett. 1904. 22 pages. $1.0 

Holmes. The descendants of Goorg 
Holmes of Roxbury, INIass., and Joh 
Holmes of Woodstock, Conn. Gra.^ 
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[untoon. Philip Hunton and his de- 
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pages. SI. 00 

ones. Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
lett. 1908. 33 pages. SI. 50 

akin. The Lakin family of Groton, 
Mass. Manning. 1909. 11 pages. 

SO. 75 

ay. The descendants of Robert Lay of 
Saybrook, Conn. HiU. 1908. 13 
pages. SO . 75 

evet. Thomas Levet of Exeter and 
Plampton, N. H., with notes on the 
Enghsh and American families of 
Levett and Leavitt. Sanborn. 1913. 
21 pages. SI. 00 

illibridge. Thomas Lillibridge of New- 
port, R. I., and Iiis descendants. 
Eno. 1909. 11 pages. SO. 75 

ivermore. The Livermore family of 
America. Thwing. 1902. 479 pages. 
Cloth. So. 00 

uddington. WilHam Luddington of Mai- 
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and his descendants. Shcpard. 1904. 
13 pages. SO. 75 

lanning and Whitfield. Notes on the 
Manning family of co. Kent, Eng,, with 
additional notes on the Waters, Proc- 
tor, and Whitfield famihes. Waters. 
1897. 35 pages. Sl.OO 

loore. Some descendants of John Moore 
of Sudbury. Bolton. 1904. 22 
pages. Sl.OO 

age. Table showing ancestors and de- 
scendants of Nathaniel Page (1742- 
1819) of Bedford, Mass. Chart. 
1899. $1.00 

arish. John Parish of Groton, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Parish. 
1909. 12 pages. SO. 75 

artridge. William Partridge of Med- 
fiold, Ma.s3., and his descendants. 
Partridge. 1909. 8 pages. SO. 50 

omeroy. El tweed Pomeroy of Dor- 
chester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., 
and four generations of his descend- 
ants. Rodman. 1903. 16 pages. 

$0.75 

.emington. Thomas Remington of Suf- 
field. Conn., and some of his descend- 
ants. Dewey. 1909. 9 pages. 

SO . 50 

ising. James Rising of Suffield, Conn., 
and some of his descendants. Dewey. 
1909. 11 pages. SO. 75 

.ussell. The descendants of John Rus- 
sell of Dartmouth, Mass, Ru-sseil. 
1904. 20 pages. Sl.OO 



Sargent. Some descendants of Digory 
Sargent of Massachusetts and Ver- 
mont. Woods. 1904. 12 pages. 

$0.75 

Sherburne. Some descendants of Henry 
and John Sherburne of Portsmouth, 
N. H. Sherburne. 1904. 22 pages. 

Sl.OO 

Sprague. The brothers Ralph and Wil- 
liam Sprague and some of their de- 
scendants. Sprague. 1909. 14 pages. 

$0.75 

Stanwood. A history of the Stanwood 
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317 pages. Cloth. S2.00 

Stebbins. A genealogy of the Stebbins 
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W^atson. 31 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Sumner. Record of the descendants 
of William Sumner of Dorchester, 
Mass., 1G36. (With supplement.) 
Appleton. 1879. 207 pages. Cloth. 

$5.00 

Tarbell. Thomas Tarbell of Watertown, 
Mass., and some of his descendants. 
Wight. 1907. 18 pages. $0.75 

Thwing. Thwing: A genealogical bio- 
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pages. Cloth. $10.00 

Travers (Travis). Descendants of Henry 
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bury, Mass. Daniels. 1903. 147 
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Treadwell. Thomas Treadwell of Ips- 
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Trowbridge. The Trowbridge genealogy. 
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America. Trowbridge. 1908. 848 
pages. Cloth. $15.00 

Tucker. The Tucker genealogy. A rec- 
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Christina (Snyder) Tucker, their 
ancestors and descendants. Morris. 
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Vinton. The Vinton Memorial. Geneal- 
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Alden, Adams, Allen, Fioylston, Faxon, 
French, Ilayden, Holbrook, Mills, 
Nilos, Penniman, Thayer, White, 
Richardson, Baldwin, Carpenter, Saf- 
ford, Putnam, and Green. Vinton. 
1858. 534 pages. Cloth. $7.50 

Walker. Samuel Walker of Woburu, 
Ma-ss., and some of his descendants. 
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"Ware. Ware genealogy: Robert Ware 
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his lineal descendants. Ware. 1901. 
335 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

West. Francis West of Duxbury, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Corn- 
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Whittier and Rolfe. Notes on the Eng- 
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Rolfe families of N. E. 1912. 14 
pages. $0 . 75 

Williams. The family of John Wilhams 
of Newbury and Haverhill, Mass. 
Williams. 1908. 10 pages. $0.50 

Wilmot. The Wilmot family of New 
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pages. $0 . 50 

Wilson. Ancestry and descendants of 
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Bartlett. 1907. 16 pages. $0.75 

Woodman. The Woodmans of Buxton, 
Me. Woodman. 1874, 125 pages. 
Cloth. $5.00 

Woods. The Woods family of Groton, 
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Woods. 1910. 39 pages. $1.00 

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Braintree, Mass. Braintree, Mass., Rec- 
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' 940 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Concord, Mass. Concord, Mass., Births, 
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496 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Exeter, N. H. The Lincolnshire origin 
of some Exeter settlers, and the 
daughters of Balthazar Willix. San- 
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$0.75 

Hampstead, N. H. Memorial History of 
Hampstead, N. H. Noyes. 1899. 
2 vols. Cloth. $10.00 

Marlborough, Mass. Colonial Records 
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1909. 47 pages. $1.50 

Massachusetts. The Pioneers of Massa- 
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Pope. An alphabetical compilation 
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of what is now the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, between the years 
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New England. Bibliography of Lists of 
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56 pages. ^ $2.00 

Ohio. First Ownership of Ohio Lands. 
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Watertown, Mass. Genealogies of the 
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including Waltham and Weston: to 
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and notes, by Henry Bond, M.D. 
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Appleton. Family letters from the Bod- 
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1902. 68 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Genealogies in Preparation. 1906. 27 
pages. ^ $1.00 

Navy. Origin of the American Navy. 
Waite. 1890. 34 pages. $1.00 

Senate. Senate of the United States. 
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HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



OCTOBER, 1914 
WILLIAM SANFORD HILLS 

By Thomas Barnes Hitchcock, A.B., of Boston, Masa. 

William Sanford Hills, a resident member of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society from 1895 until 1913 and a life 
member since 1 January of the latter year, died at his home in 
Boston, Mass., 6 May 1914, in the eighty-eighth year of his age. 
He was born at Belfast, Me., 5 July 1826, the eldest child of Joel and 
Abigail (Hawes) Hills. 

He was of Massachusetts stock throughout. Of some eighty an- 
cestors who have been identified and located, for seven generations 
back, all but seven lived at some time in their lives in this State. 
He traced his paternal ancestry back through JoeF (his father), 
Samuel,^ Jabez,^ Jabez,^ Samuel,^ and Joseph^ to the immigrant 
Joseph^ Hills, who was baptized in the parish of Great Burstead, co. 
Essex, England, 3 March 1602/3, the son of George Hilles, and came 
to New England as the ''undertaker" of the voyage of the Susan 
and Ellen, which arrived at Boston 17 July 1638. Joseph^ Hills 
settled first in Charlestown, but later moved to ''Mystic Side" (now 
Maiden). He soon became active in public affairs, was selectman 
in 1644, and from 1646 to 1664 he represented this section in the 
General Court. His greatest public service was performed as the 
leading member of the committee that in 1648 reported to the Gen- 
eral Court the first codification of the laws of the Colony. He died 
at Newbury, Mass., 5 February 1687/8. Mr. Hills's grandfather, 
Samuel,^ bom at Pawtucket, R. I., 14 February 1760, was one of 
the earliest settlers in Union, Me., where he died 5 August 1829. 
His father, Joel,^ was bom at Union 20 April 1795, and was in busi- 
ness there for several years before he removed to Belfast in 1825. 
On 1 September of that year he married at Franklin, Mass., Abigail